[AstroPy] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2013

Wolfgang Kerzendorf wkerzendorf@gmail....
Tue Jun 18 13:14:34 CDT 2013


Hi Jonathan,

I'm aware of you not being a student - I meant to put an application in for astropy/specutils as a mentoring organization. That's the first step.

I'm going to take this offline, whoever is interested in a discussion for applying as a mentoring organization to ESA please contact me privately.

Cheers,
   Wolfgang


On 2013-06-18, at 2:07 PM, "Slavin, Jonathan" <jslavin@cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Hi Wolfgang,
> 
> Well, I'm far from being a student and am not a European.  So I think that disqualifies me.  And I have my hands full just doing the work that I get paid for. I'd like to help in some way, though.  I'd be willing to provide feedback and suggestions on the code.
> 
> Jon
> 
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> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Wolfgang Kerzendorf <wkerzendorf@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> 
> I think that's a fantastic idea! Are you raising your hand to put the application in ? I'm happy to help with some of the sections. Maybe Kelle is interested as well to join this effort. The workload divided by three might be worth it. 
> 
> What do you guys think?
> 
> Cheers
>     Wolfgang
> 
> On 2013-06-18, at 1:54 PM, "Slavin, Jonathan" <jslavin@cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Tom's post reminded me of what I was thinking after Kelle's post earlier today: a really good project for someone would be to create a matplotlib-based spectral line fitting package.  Maybe this ESA opportunity would work for that.  Like many others I have my own routines that I've written to do this, but they are neither general enough nor user-friendly enough to be widely usable.  I think that a focused effort on this could produce something that would be very helpful to many people.  The requirements would be (just off the top of my head):
>> - gui interface, for example for placement of line centers
>> - general methods for inputting data (fits, hdf5, ascii table)
>> - robust fitting routines that return error bars on fitted parameters
>> - a range of possible line shape functions (e.g. gaussian, lorentz, etc.) and continuum fitting
>> - able to deal with both emission and absorption lines
>> 
>> I hope someone out there is interested in doing something like that.
>> 
>> Jon
>> 
>> ________________________________________________________
>> Jonathan D. Slavin                 Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
>> jslavin@cfa.harvard.edu       60 Garden Street, MS 83
>> phone: (617) 496-7981       Cambridge, MA 02138-1516
>> fax: (617) 496-7577            USA
>> ________________________________________________________
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM, <astropy-request@scipy.org> wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:15:55 +0200
>> From: Thomas Robitaille <thomas.robitaille@gmail.com>
>> Subject: [AstroPy] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2013
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>> Hi everyone,
>> 
>> The deadline for mentoring organizations for the ESA Summer of Code in
>> Space (SOCIS) 2013 is this coming Thursday.
>> 
>> http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2013/
>> 
>> Since we were successful with the Google Summer of Code, the Astropy
>> project will not be participating as a whole, but if you are leading
>> the development of a Python package for astronomy, and are interested
>> in having a student work on your project, you should consider
>> applying! As part of this program, students are paid 4000 euros.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Tom
>> 
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