[Numpy-discussion] "Using Python for Interactive Data Analysis" tutorial available

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Wed Jul 27 09:20:24 EDT 2005

A tutorial that illustrates how Python can be used to analyze and 
visualize astronomical data (much like one can do in IDL) has been 
written and now is available at:


While much of the focus is on astronomical data, most of it probably 
could serve as a general tutorial as well if sections on more advanced 
pyfits usage are skipped (only a few pages). There are  appendices that 
contrast Python/numarray with IDL, I'd be happy to include the 
equivalent for Matlab if anyone who is familiar with both would like to 
write such appendices.

Suggestions for improvements are welcome.


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