yt: An Integrated Science Environment for Astrophysical Simulations

Description

The usage of the high-level scripting language Python has enabled new mechanisms for data interrogation, discovery and visualization of scientific data. We present yt ( http://yt-project.org/ ), an open source, community-developed astrophysical analysis and visualization toolkit for both post-processing and in situ analysis of data generated by high-performance computing (HPC) simulations of astrophysical phenomena. We report on successes in astrophysical computation through development of analysis tasks, visualization, cross-code compatibility, and community building.