Are you tired of having to include lots of boilerplate code in your python scripts?
I've committed a change (r737) in trunk/ that should help cut down on this -- but might also make things significantly more terse!
The idea has long been that there were standard workflows in yt -- generating static outputs, adding these to plot collections, and making plots. These are now accessible from a pipe-like interface. For example:
from yt.mods import * pf = "galaxy1200" | static pf | slicer pf | slicer(field="Temperature", width=(1.0,'kpc')) pf | slicer_y(field="H2I_Fraction", width=(1.0,'au')) pf | projector(field="Density", width=(1.0,'kpc'), name='hiya')
or if you want to be ultra terse, forget the pf part:
from yt.mods import * "galaxy1200" | slicer pf | projector(field="Temperature", weight_field="Density", width=(1.0,'kpc'), name='hiya')
I'm thinking about adding some more of these -- for contour finding among other things -- and using iterators to speed this whole workflow up.
Let me know if you like this, or if there are problems, or whatever! There are likely some bugs, but I've run a bunch of tests and it seems to work.