Category Archives: Featured Tips

python4oceanographers

Felipe Fernandes let me know about a blog he’s put together, python4oceanographers, with tips and examples for using Python in oceanography. Here’s a funny post where CTDs meet the comic XKCD 🙂

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“So Easy, a Caveman Can Do It”!

Editor’s Note: This post, by Kimberly Hoogewind of Purdue University, is the first in a series of short posts about the talks given at the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python, held at the 93rd AMS … Continue reading

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Awesome IPython Notebook Examples

Scott Collis posted the following link of awesome scientific IPython notebook examples to the PyAOS mailing list today: https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/A-gallery-of-interesting-IPython-Notebooks I thought the NFL rankings calculator to be particularly fun :). Check the examples page out!

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A Python Mathesaurus

Check this out: http://mathesaurus.sourceforge.net/. Conversion tables from a variety of languages into Python! Hat tip: @shmget.

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Embedding AOS Maps on a Web Page

This is the first in a series of short posts about the talks given at the Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python, held at the 92nd AMS Annual Meeting, from January 23–24, 2012, in New Orleans, … Continue reading

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Python as a “Platform” for the Atmospheric Sciences

Editor’s note: In this post, Tommy Zhang, a Ph.D. student working on tropical climate, shares about his experiences with using Python in a WRF modeling and analysis workflow.

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Getting a List of Files

Several weeks ago, I wrote about how dictionaries can help make your data analysis scripts simpler. As part of that post, I showed a script that looped through a list of filenames I had typed out, and noted that if … Continue reading

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Making Data Analysis Simpler With Dictionaries

While long-time Python users have a good sense of the usefulness of dictionaries, explaining why dictionaries are so useful is not so straightforward. Particularly to atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) users, who generally are not that interested in the relative … Continue reading

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Summer Projects

For a recent PyAOS mailing list Scheduled Discussion, I asked if folks would share about AOS Python summer projects they have planned, as a way to exchange ideas. Here are projects mentioned from that discussion that are far enough along … Continue reading

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PyAOS Examples Repository

We’ve established a git repository pyaos-examples (source code | wiki documentation) that provides example scripts for accomplishing atmospheric and oceanic sciences tasks in Python. The scripts in this repository are, in general, unrelated to one another; this is not a … Continue reading

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