On 29. August 2011, the Python in Physics (PyPhy) conference took place. An international group of researchers from diverse fields presented their use cases for Python in Physics and related areas. Dr. Yves Hilpisch gave a talk about potential approaches to automate numerical research projects—starting with a simple Monte Carlo simulation study, showing Python implementations and illustrating the automatic generation of Latex code.
The majority of researchers in natural sciences uses Latex to document, report and publish their research results. In the context of numerical studies, generally huge data sets are generated that have to be processed for analysis and later publication. The brief talk illustrates three simple, yet convenient, approaches to reduce manual work in the context of numerical research:
- Python iterations over arbitrary lists
- PyTables as a simple yet powerful database
- functions to generate Latex code automatically
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Here you find the set of documents about “Automating Numerical Research with Python”: