After a pretty long (few month) hiatus, I just tried to update my yt and
seem to have broken it.
Now my desktop is frozen so I can't cut and paste the long outputs, but it
boils down to:
The current version of the code is:
0be45301e0eb (yt) tip
This version CAN be automatically updated.
added 1740 changesets with 3520 changes to 355 files (+1 heads)
Updating the repository
126 files updates, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
BROKEN: See /u/stonnes/Installs/yt-x86_64/src/yt-hg/yt_updater.log
So I looked at that
and the first thing it had was:
pulling from https://bitbucket.org/yt_analysis/yt/
(run 'hg update' to get a working copy)
So I ran hg update and then it failed and said I had no module named
When I start python2.7
>> from yt.mods import *
I get the same error (no module write_array)
Any advice would be appreciated!
I am not even plotting using MATLAB or alike.
I just want to read in the data in Fortran to look at it in some detail,
so I think that my (j,i) switched way should work. Just to make sure.
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> 1. Re: pc.add_phase_object(source,[x,y,z],?) (Geoffrey So)
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> Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:46:23 -0700
> From: Geoffrey So <gsiisg(a)gmail.com>
> To: Discussion of the yt analysis package
> Subject: Re: [yt-users] pc.add_phase_object(source,[x,y,z],?)
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> I usually use something similar to
> to use yt to bin the data then use matplotlib to make the plot of the 2D
> profile for more customization options.
> If you compare the test1.....png and test2.png, you should see they are
> using the same data range, the 2D profile is transposed to switch x,y and
> origin set at (0,0).
> hope it's something you can use.
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Renyue Cen <cen(a)astro.princeton.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Matt,
>> so if I just read in data filename like:
>> do j=1,50
>> do i=1,50
>> will that correct Z exactly?
>> On Aug 25, 2013, at 12:28 PM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Renyue,
>>> Yup, it's column/row switched from what one might expect. But, the
>>> bins written out should correspond.
>>> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Renyue Cen <cen(a)astro.princeton.edu>
>>>> When I do
>> = None,..)
>>>> It seems that the QuantityZ written out in file filename is transposed
>> with respect to
>>>> x-y plane of the plot plotted by pc.add_phase_object().
>>>> Has anyone encountered this?
>>>> If anyone wants script and actual file to help me, I can send to you.
>>>> yt-users mailing list
>> yt-users mailing list
I did some simple volume rendering with the following script:
volume2 = AMRKDTree(pf, fields=["Dark_Matter_Density"],
cam = pf.h.camera(c, L, W, N, tf, volume=volume2, no_ghost=False,
cam.snapshot(fn="%s_iso-DMdensity-%3.3d.png" % (filenameTHIS, j))
I got rather strange results in that the pictures look symmetric, which I am pretty
sure can not be true.
I attach the obtained plot.
Note that I am using KD tree and using 32 cores.
Your help at your earliest convenience is appreciated.
We're proud to release yt version 2.5.5. This is an unscheduled point
release that includes all bug fixes identified and fixed since the
release of 2.5.4 on July 2nd. We missed our scheduled release date a
bit, and have continued to push off a 2.6 as development on the 2.x
branch winds down.
Additions, changes and bug fixes include:
* New absorption spectrum analysis module with documentation
* Fix for volume rendering on the command line
* map_to_colormap will no longer return out-of-bounds errors
* Fixes for dds in covering grid calculations
* Library searching for build process is now more reliable
* Unit fix for "VorticityGrowthTimescale" field
* Pyflakes stylistic fixes
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* Updated physical constants to reflect 2010 CODATA data
* Number density added to FLASH
* Dependency updates (including IPython 1.0)
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If you are using the stable branch of yt from an installation script,
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Thanks very much,
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We're proud to announce the third ALPHA release of yt 3.0. yt has
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(Including 434 changesets from 7 contributors since 3.0a2)
* Fixes for volume rendering and porting of the Cython kD-tree. VR
now works for octree codes, albeit slowly.
* Major reorganization and simplification of selector code, including
* ARTIO now has spatial data support
* Major bug fix for FLASH IO. FLASH works again, following a
regression in 3.0a2.
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2.5.3 and 2.5.4 into 3.0.
* OWLS (Gadget-HDF5) data now updated to match functionality of other
* Creationg of "arbitrary_grid" data selector for flexible particle
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dimensions that can have particles smoothed or deposited within them.
* Conversion of all CIC operations to particle deposition operations.
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* Refactoring of particle fields to enable simpler creation and
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* New, currently unused parallel ring iteration. To be explored in
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* Fixed a crazy QuadTree deposition bug for projections that showed up
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* Fixed a crazy off-by-one bug for binary Gadget IO.
* Enormous Octree diet.
* Oct leaf nodes now cost 256 bits each, which may eventually be
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* Octree traversal is strictly recursive, enabling
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* RAMSES octrees are created by-domain instead of globally. This
will enable better parallelism in the future and faster ghost zone
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* Many fixes related to field dependency calculation
* FLASH cylindrical & polar pixelization fix
I'm new to yt. I have questions about making projections of certain region,
and inspecting the data returned.
I made a cube as follows:
import pylab as pl
center = [0.5, 0.5, 0.5]
halfwidth = 0.005
cube = pf.h.region(center, center-pl.ones(3)*halfwidth,
print min(cube['x']), max(cube['x'])
When I print cube['x'].shape, I get (10728,).
I tried to make a projection of this cube along z-axis as follows:
proj2 = pf.h.proj(2, 'Density', center=center, source=cube)
But I could not understand what is returned.
x']), max(proj2['py']), proj2['px'].shape
0.00390625 0.99609375 (19648,)
[ 0. 0. 0. ..., 0. 0. 0.]
My questions are:
1. What exactly is returned in proj2? Why does it span from 0. to 1. when I
2. I also tried 'data_source=cube' instead of 'source=cube'. It did not
raise any error, and returned
something different: array of same shape, but with different data values.
Is this keyword also used
for projection object? Is there a consistent difference between the two
keywords in yt?
3. I could not find documentation on some fields like 'px', 'py' that seem
to be generated for certain data containers
(e.g., 't' for ray objects). Is there an exhaustive list of such fields in
Thanks in advance.
My name is Luki.
I'm new in yt.
I have a problem in extracting object from yt. I want to have the surface
object in .obj or .ply file so then i can transform it to .u3d for 3d pdf
I have a data cube that i build this way.
from yt.mods import *
from numpy import *
Then, I would like to have a surface of certain value in my data and
extract it to .obj files
sp = pf.h.sphere("center", (250, "pc"))
trans = 1.0
distf = 3.08e18
surf = pf.h.surface(sp, "Density", 0.0006)
surf.export_obj("myism.obj", transparency=trans, dist_fac = distf)
But i have a problem with segmentation fault.
Segmentation fault: 11
I'll also try export_ply but i have the same problem :(
sp = pf.h.sphere("center", (250, "pc"))
surf = pf.h.surface(sp, "Density", 0.0006)
bounds = [(sp.center[i] - 125.0/pf['pc'],sp.center[i] + 125.0/pf['pc']) for
i in range(3)]
Can you help me?
Thankyou in advance
This past week I prepared some slides on how to deal with and report issues
that may come up in daily use of yt. The slides are available here:
The slides were based on a talk Cameron gave at the first yt workshop at
the FLASH center in January 2012 but I went ahead and updated them to
reflect current best practices. If you have a minute, please take a look.
PS: The slides for the yt-3.0 demo I gave are also available:
Here is the data and simple script to make a scatter or profile plot of my
This is a spherically symmetric (cartesian [-0.5,0.5]^3, 32cells^3) hydro
simulation with initial conditions
density = 1.0 if radius <= 1/3;
density falls off as 1/r^2 if r > 1/3;
velocity is everywhere 0
The output with these ICs is WP12.0000.vtk. When I run my script the first
time using iyt I get the first image with the expected ICs. Running it
again gives the second image and I don't know why. I'm hoping those other
points don't actually exist in my data. Maybe I am just missing something
The evolved data, WP12.0030.vtk, is provided as well. Running this data
'cleans the slate' so that I can then go back to see the problem with my
initial conditions again. Of course, the problem shows up in this data too.
Thanks in advance!