AGU FM2017 Python lunch notes

At the meeting, it was mentioned that

  • Juno Waves instrument uses python from day one
  • other researchers also using Fortran from Python
  • PyAstro is a useful conference
  • Major packages like Numpy typically lack funding. Numpy got its first funding in 2017!
  • see paper: The AstroPy Problem on funding geoscience software development
  • should make open source software part of CEDAR Decadal Survey
  • Autoplot: one line command to plot many science formats including: CDF, HDF5, NetCDF and many more.