The first London Numerical Cosmology Hack day took place in October 2013. The details of the day including links to resources are contained in the following advert for the day:
Want to learn how to hack together a python ODE solver in 2 mins? Read on!
We are organizing a hack day on Python on the “Hacking Python”! Python is one of the fastest growing scripting/programming language today. Its simplicity and power, coupled with the increasing availability of powerful scientific libraries, have seen it being rapidly embraced by scientists including cosmologists in recent years.
We are aiming at the “total n00b” in this hack day — so if you are a student, postdoc, supervisor or just curious about what the fuss python is about, please do sign up in the doodle poll here : http://doodle.com/tf5ccfihwacrr6cu
Supervisors — do encourage your students to come!
“Hacking Python” will be held at the seminar room S7.06 at King’s College London (Strand Campus) from 2pm to 5.30pm. Your instructors are (round of applause) Andrew Jaffe (Imperial), Andrew Pontzen (UCL) and Tom Richardson (KCL). The topics covered will be the following :
differences from C/C++, fortran, idl
* evaluation at definition
Hands-on on writing Monte-Carlo code on python and pyMultinest
We plan that the hack day will be very “hands-on” — so bring your laptops with python installed! The recommended package is enthought canopy (the express version is free) :
If you are interested to do hands-on work on pyMultinest, install it here :
We hope to see you on the Oct 17!