[AstroPy] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2013

Slavin, Jonathan jslavin@cfa.harvard....
Tue Jun 18 12:54:03 CDT 2013

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.


Jonathan D. Slavin                 Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
jslavin@cfa.harvard.edu       60 Garden Street, MS 83
phone: (617) 496-7981       Cambridge, MA 02138-1516
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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>
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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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