yt: parallel volume rendering, integration with the IPython notebook, and handling unit conversions

Date Time: Nathan Goldbaum

yt is a community-developed analysis package for astrophysical n-body and hydrodynamics simulations. In preparation for the upcoming yt 3.0 release, we would like to work on a new system for handling unit conversions, add improved support for parallel volume rendering of arbitrary datasets, including observational and non-astrophysical data, and create browser-based data exploration widgets that will be readily pluggable into the IPython notebook.