Announcing widgyts, the yt widgets package
We’re proud to announce the first release of the yt-widgets package, widgyts, which is a growing collection of Jupyter widgets for use in yt.
The package is on PyPI so you can install it with: pip install widgyts
This package was designed so that you can interactively explore your data with the goal of making data exploration more accessible to yt users. You can pan, zoom, and update view parameters (like the colormap or the colormap bounds) quickly and learn where interesting features of your data are. We’ve uploaded a couple of demonstration notebooks to give you a feel of the widget, one with IsolatedGalaxy and the others with slices and projections (made using yt) of Britton’s Pop II Prime dataset (thanks for making this dataset available Britton!). You can experiment and play around with the notebooks on the yt hub https://girder.hub.yt/#raft/5c1ab9f5323d12000134e095. Alternatively, you can watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dl_m_6T2bU or look at the slides https://munkm.github.io/2018-07-13-scipy/ from Madicken’s talk at SciPy 2018 about the initial stages of this project.
This should work in all major browsers in the Jupyter notebook; at present Jupyterlab does not have support for easy distribution of wasm binaries. When able, we will build out support for this widget with Jupyterlab.
We’d like to thank the hard work done on other projects to make the development of widgyts possible. In particular, we’d like to thank the Jupyter team and the developers of ipywidgets. We’d also like to thank the rust core team and the wasm-pack developers for their awesome platforms.
Thanks for reading! If you’d like to give us any feedback on the widget, please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail, slack, or in either the rust https://github.com/data-exp-lab/rust-yt-tools or the widgyts https://github.com/data-exp-lab/widgyts repository.
Madicken Munk, Matthew Turk, and Nathanael Claussen