Gala: Galactic astronomy and gravitational dynamics

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Gala: Galactic astronomy and gravitational dynamics

Post by Ada Coda » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:25 am

Gala: Galactic astronomy and gravitational dynamics

Abstract: Gala is a Python package (and Astropy affiliated package) for Galactic astronomy and gravitational dynamics. The bulk of the package centers around implementations of gravitational potentials, numerical integration, nonlinear dynamics, and astronomical velocity transformations (i.e. proper motions). Gala uses the Astropy units and coordinates subpackages extensively to provide a clean, pythonic interface to these features but does any heavy-lifting in C and Cython for speed.

Credit: Price-Whelan, Adrian M.

Site: https://github.com/adrn/gala
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017NatAs...1..633P

Bibcode: 2017ascl.soft07006P

Preferred citation method: Please see citation information here: http://gala.adrian.pw/en/latest/#attribution

ID: ascl:1707.006
Last edited by Ada Coda on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Updated code entry.

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