== Meeting: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 ==
* Time: 6-8 PM
* Location: bivio Software, Inc., 28th and Iris, Boulder, CO. Above Hair Elite in Suite S. There is abundant parking.
This coming Wednesday, May 16, we have two researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder presenting how they use Python as part of their weather research:
* Joe VanAndel will present "Linux and Python at 20,000 Meters Above the Sea", a NCAR/CNES dropsonde project that investigated the hurricane formation zone off the west coast of Africa. After introducing the driftsonde project, he will discuss how Linux was used in the on-board gondola computer and explain how using the Python programming language facilitated reprogramming the gondola in the middle of a flight.
* Mary Haley will present "Python Frameworks for Geoscience Visualization and Analysis". PyNGL and PyNIO are Python interfaces to a widely popular software package called the NCAR Command Language (NCL) for the access, analysis, and high-quality quantitative visualization of geoscientific data. Mary will briefly discuss NCL's history, and then segue into why Python was chosen for developing the next generation framework tools for file input/output, analysis and visualization. She will show an animation from a new high resolution Community Climate System Model (CCSM) run computed on a T341 grid (1024 points in longitude by 512 points in latitude) that was created using NCAR's new Python interfaces to NCL and other post production utilities.
Some upcoming events you might be interested in:
* Front Range Code Camp. Saturday, May 19. This would be an good setting to have a Python code jam.
* Pythoneers Meeting, June 18. Steve Bethard from CU will present on Python and Natural Language Processing.
* SciPy 2007 Conference, Aug 16-17. Held on the CalTech campus in Pasadena, CA, Aug 16-17. The deadline for abstracts is June 29.
We will have food & drink available as usual. This includes our usual free beer!
Hope to see you there Wednesday! More details: http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers