Hi yt team !
Chris implemented a long requested API for swapping/flipping plot axis in https://github.com/yt-project/yt/pull/3640
I wanted to bring your attention to it because the patch, while moderately substantial, is likely intimidating to reviewers.
I just gave my own approval after months of back and forth with Chris, and I believe the implementation is now robust enough for inclusion.
I believe the API is mostly uncontroversial, _except_ for one aspect that we want to resolve before the next feature release, and for which a discussion is open, see
If we can’t find another reviewer, and if no one objects, I would like to merge this PR in a week or so, so we can move on to resolve the remaining question as a separate, second step.
Please let us know if you have any concerns with the PR, if you would like some more time to review it, or if you object having it merged with just my approval.
I'm writing to share with you a job posting to work at the University
of Illinois in the School of Information Sciences developing yt and
working on community-centric issues. In practice, this would mean
working on things related to getting yt and dask to play more nicely
together (which Chris Havlin is also working on), working on bridging
yt with other domains of study beyond astronomy, trying to make yt
easier (and more fun) to use, and helping to grow the yt community.
You would be welcomed to Champaign-Urbana, but this position can also be remote.
This posting is very similar in spirit to one I shared in 2020 -- the
position may be particularly interesting to individuals looking to
transition to industry, as well as those who are interested in
pursuing jobs in academia that are more focused on research software.
This job is posted as part of the School of Information Sciences, but
it's within a research group that spans the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Astronomy department, the
Institute for Genomic Biology, Materials Sciences, and other groups
and institutes on campus.
This position will also provide ample opportunities for
interdisciplinary work with academics, the open source scientific
software ecosystem (SciPy, PyData, etc) and for travel and
professional development. You'd get to work with folks involved in yt
and you'd get to have a hand in developing and designing some really
fun tools for data analysis and visualization.
Please do reach out to let me know if you have any questions about the
opportunity, and if you know anyone you think might be interested, it
would be very helpful if you could pass this information along to
Announcing yt 4.0.3 !
This is a bugfix release, all users are recommended to upgrade.
It includes a critical bugfix for particle data analysis, as well as a ~20 bug fixes, most notably for 2D plotting and loading RAMSES data.
It is available on PyPI as well as conda-forge.
See the Github release notes for more: https://github.com/yt-project/yt/releases/tag/yt-4.0.3
Clément for the yt dev team