[AstroPy] Practical Python for Astronomers web tutorial
jeanluc.menut at free.fr
Wed May 25 10:39:47 EDT 2011
> The decision to use "pylab" was a deliberate one based on the desire
> to present Python as a simple and easy tool for the research
> astronomers that participated in the workshops.
I agree with you. If you have to teach python as a replacement for
idl/matlab/whatever, it as to be as simple as the tool it replace. So
using ipython -pylab is a good start.
In a second step you can introduce the concept of namespaces (and give
a good example for why this is really important).
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