Python in Astronomy

These are the course notes for the Python in Astronomy workshop I ran in August 2015 for the STFC Summer School in Astronomy. The notebooks linked to here are static, fully expanded versions of the course IPython notebooks. They were intended as emergency measures, just in case.

If you have a computer with python and ipython installed (and I recommend you use the Anaconda), you can obtain the interactive IPython notebooks from my GitHub repository and run them yourself. I would definitely recommend you do this, instead of looking at the static ones below because they are far more fun.

#SageMath Cloud You can sign up for a free SageMath Cloud and run the notebooks there if you don’t have a version of python handy. We used this for the STFC workshop and it was quite effective.

Notebook pages