ASTR 288P: UNIX and Scientific Programming (Fall 2017)
For ASTR288P the goal will be for the student to be comfortable using
UNIX (Linux or Mac terminal, lab machines runs Scientific Linux 6.7),
solving scientific problems using the
python and C languages and visualizing their results. Students will
also be made comfortable installing and using open source
software, which includes collaborating and sharing their own code.
Exact details of the material covered will depend on
existing level of experience of the class participants.
A more advanced version of this class is
ASTR415 (Computational Astrophysics).
- Homework will be started in class, independent work expected offline.
- Code commenting is required!
- In-class participation is encouraged.
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