The reason the answers are getting closer together when you add more bins is that you are decreasing the number of points in each bin, and as you do that the difference between
mean(f * g) and mean(f) * mean(g) will get smaller, though it will not be identical until you have exactly one cell in each bin.

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Stefano Bovino <> wrote:
Ah ok,
it seems that increasing a lot the number of bins the two approaches are matching better... is there any reason for that?

A second question: how it works for the electrons? In enzo the electrons are usually initialized considering a factor of mp/me, YT takes into account this rescaling?

Thanks again

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Stefano Bovino <> wrote:
ah... I'm binning, it also depends on the number of bins I'm using, but the discrepancy (slight) is still there):

prof3 = BinnedProfile1D(sph3, 64, "Radiuspc", 1.0e-6, 1.0e6)

In my initial setup I'm using a box of 300 pc.


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Stefano Bovino <> wrote:
Hi Matt,
thanks for the quick reply.
I'm using simple data from the enzo Collapse Test (27).
It seems is mainly related to the size of the sphere I'm taking... but I don't know.

Here following a piece of my script:

c3= pf3.h.find_max("Density")[1]
sph3 = pf3.h.sphere(c3, (100, 'pc'))


d_ax2.loglog(prof3['Radius'], prof3['H2I_Density']/prof3['Density'],
            lw=1.5, linestyle='--', color='r')
d_ax2.loglog(prof3['Radius'], prof3['H2I_Fraction'],
            lw=1.5, linestyle=':', color='y')

Thanks in advance

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Matthew Turk <> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM, <> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I did a simple test with enzo and I tried to plot a radial profile of the
> chemical species fractions with YT.
> The problem is that if I use the YT function which intrinsically plot the
> fraction for a species, let's say H2I_Fraction (as usual), and compare this
> with a direct evaluation of the mass fraction:
> data['H2I_Density']/data['Density']
> I obtain some slightly different results, mostly at large radii.
> Anyone might explain this discrepancy!? This happens with all the species.

Without knowing what "data" here is, or how you generated it, it's tough to say.


> Thank you in advance
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