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after my conversation on -users with Matt, and the recent investigations of inline yt, a thought occurs to me. The whole point of the conversation was that I would like to do some inline analysis of a simulation with star(s). As a zero-order test, the analysis shouldn't run if there are no stars, so I wanted to find out how many stars there are. But as the conversation revealed, it isn't simple/blindingly obvious to do that kind of calculation in a way that works in serial, parallel, and inline, e.g. with derived quantities.
How do we feel about my writing a set of convenience functions that make these simple calculations easy? This shouldn't be comprehensive, just things that might come up often. Thoughts?
Stephen Skory firstname.lastname@example.org http://stephenskory.com/ 510.621.3687 (google voice)