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  • As part my PhD, I used GPS satellites to measure the beam pattern of a telescope I built. While this can be done easily with the pyEphem module, I found that there wasn’t much documentation out there on the interwebs. So, I’ve written a simple Python script (below) which takes […]

    GPS sattelite tracking in Python using pyEphem

    As part my PhD, I used GPS satellites to measure the beam pattern of a telescope I built. While this can be done easily with the pyEphem module, I found that there wasn’t much documentation out there on the interwebs. So, I’ve written a simple Python script (below) which takes […]

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  • I recently spent a few weeks at the Medicina Radiotelescope, Italy, working on getting data from a correlator into a format that CASA and AIPS could read. To do this, I made a python script to convert the data into a FITS IDI file. The FITS Interferometry Data Interchange Convention […]

    pyFitsidi – Python FITS IDI writing

    I recently spent a few weeks at the Medicina Radiotelescope, Italy, working on getting data from a correlator into a format that CASA and AIPS could read. To do this, I made a python script to convert the data into a FITS IDI file. The FITS Interferometry Data Interchange Convention […]

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  • I’ve been using Sphinx to auto-document some python code, but noticed that there isn’t a Textmate bundle solely for Sphinx. Not to worry though: there is a reStructuredText bundle which will give you some nice commands, and here is a ridiculously simple command to run ‘make html’ for some sphinx […]

    A textmate command for sphinx

    I’ve been using Sphinx to auto-document some python code, but noticed that there isn’t a Textmate bundle solely for Sphinx. Not to worry though: there is a reStructuredText bundle which will give you some nice commands, and here is a ridiculously simple command to run ‘make html’ for some sphinx […]

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  • Typing in “bottle python awesome” into Google doesn’t produce anywhere near as many results as it should. Bottle is an amazingly easy to use, lightweight framework with a very simple template engine, and all the goodies that you’ll want for form handling, cookies and that sort of thing. It’s not […]

    Bottle: Quick Python Web Apps

    Typing in “bottle python awesome” into Google doesn’t produce anywhere near as many results as it should. Bottle is an amazingly easy to use, lightweight framework with a very simple template engine, and all the goodies that you’ll want for form handling, cookies and that sort of thing. It’s not […]

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  • I’ve been posting a lot of LyX stuff recently, and here’s another: http://elyxer.nongnu.org/ eLyXer is a python app that converts a LyX file to a nicely formatted HTML page. The files I tested worked a treat, so very excited. To install this on a Mac, first get Macports if you […]

    eLyXer: tex to HTML

    I’ve been posting a lot of LyX stuff recently, and here’s another: http://elyxer.nongnu.org/ eLyXer is a python app that converts a LyX file to a nicely formatted HTML page. The files I tested worked a treat, so very excited. To install this on a Mac, first get Macports if you […]

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