These are chat archives for astropy/astropy

11th
Jul 2014
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 14:01
Hello astropy folks
Is there someone in that I can talk to about the modelling package?
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 15:00
Hello everyone. Seems like this is where we hang around nowadays.
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 15:09
hey @jehturner seems that way
you at SciPy again?
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 15:27
No, this year I'm tending babies (newest is 1 month old)... Just hanging around to see whether there's something to help with for a few hrs.
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 15:35
@jehturner congrats and what not
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 15:43
Thanks!
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 15:46
I am sad to be missing it too
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 15:52
It's the first one I've missed in about 7 years, I think, maybe 8.
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 15:59
wow, lucky you!
I am looking forward to the European one next month
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 16:00
What were you doing with modelling then (or modeling as I think it was slightly annoyingly called)?
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 16:01
my friend has a 3d spectral cube
he needs to fit a line to every pixel
I wanted to know if there was a better way that interating
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 16:03
BTW, do you know whether the github issues are prioritized in some way? There are various category tags and there are comments, but I don't see "this is important" or "this is minor".
Stuart Mumford
@Cadair
Jul 11 2014 16:03
I don't know, sorry
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 16:05
Ah, the old spectral cube. I could maybe check what Mark says, as he has been playing with it more than I have.
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 16:31
@cadair Mark thinks you may have to iterate. I'll need to have a better look at it. But you could do numpy.reshape() and iterate over just 1 axis if that helps?
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
Jul 11 2014 17:07
@jehturner - do you think we should have priority labels in addition to critical or low-priority?
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 17:21
@astrofrog You effectively already have critical/medium/low but I think nearly all fall in the middle one by default. It's just a question of figuring out where to start when looking for something bite-sized. Ideally one would look for things that are both reasonably easy and also important. The other way is just to pick something one is interested in, but many of those issues look more involved. In the meantime, I've actually started looking at an issue with the FITS plugin for scikit-image that I never finished properly...
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 17:27
@astrofrog But actually, there are a reasonable number of things in package-novice/intermediate and effort-low. Maybe it's just a case of documenting the usage clearly, which you have now done :-).
Also, I see you now have a sprints tag. That seems good for now...
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
Jul 11 2014 17:51
@jehturner - it's hard to judge importance - to some extent if they are not low-priority then they need to be done
off to lunch, but I can help pick an issue later if needed :)
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 20:32
Have you anything that would fit in an hour or two? I need more input from Stefan or Tony on the skimage thing... Can be arbitrarily unexciting.
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
Jul 11 2014 21:11
@jehturner - looking into it!
This would be useful
astropy/astropy#2700
jehturner
@jehturner
Jul 11 2014 21:46
Sorry, I missed that but you should have got a PR for issue #1414 (just a few placeholder docstrings in help to make the point that there should be some). I might have a look at #2700 later...
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
Jul 11 2014 22:41
awesome, thanks!