yt started as a tool for visualizing data from astrophysical simulations, but it has evolved into a method for analyzing generic volumetric data. In this talk we will present yt 3.0, which includes an increased focus on inquiry-driven analysis and visualization, a sympy-powered unit system, a revised user interface, and the ability to scale to petabyte datasets and tens of thousands of cores.
What is yt?
"Lingua-franca for astrophysical simulations"
Examples of large-scale calculations and visualizations performed with yt
Usage data on XSEDE visualization resources
Volumetric data analysis beyond astrophysics
Neurodome, Whole-earth seismic wave data, Weather simulation data, Nuclear engineering, Radio astronomy
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What’s new in yt-3.0?
Rewrite of data selection, i/o, and field detection and creation
Octree and particle support (i.e., discrete points)
Unit conversions and dimensional analysis baked into the codebase
Rethinking the API, ‘rebranding’ the project
Advanced volume rendering
Growing the Community
New data styles
Finite element analysis
New domain-specific functionality (beyond astrophysics)
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