Friday, November 13, 2009

Let there by PYTHON!

I finally got things straightened out with my laptop last night, which means I can finally post about how hard Python rocks.

I'll start with my first Python-generated figure that will be going into a paper I've written:

I'll explain what is going on here eventually; for now I'll just say that creating this image was surprisingly easy.

Next, I'll share a sneak peak into a project I've just started: PyBats! Open source tools for reading and visualizing BATS-R-US output!

Again, I'll explain all of this later.

My Python experience has been very exciting so far. I hope to release quite a bit of code through Source Forge in the future.


  1. oooOOOOooo we were doing box-and-whisker plots in class recently!!! My students asked when these were ever used and my response was statistics. LOL, I'm a horrible teacher...

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I had no idea what to use them for until this project. It's actually a great way to summarize and compare many different distributions. The alternative is histograms, but they don't tell you the IQR's, medians, and outlyers. There is a ton of info in a box & whisker plot when you stop and think about it.

  3. I realize that, but try to convince 7th graders they're goal for next year is to have some fantasy football assignments so we have some data to do statistics on :) Good times will be had :)