Astrophysical Visualization with Custom Scripts and yt

In these examples a diffuse part of the astrophysical radiative transfer code FTTE (fully threaded transport engine) was adapted to do ray tracing at an arbitrary angle through a volume containing hundreds or thousands of nested grids of multiple resolutions to plot volume renderings, projections and slices of gas in star-forming galaxies at high redshifts. Similar visualization can be done with yt, a Python package for analyzing volumetric multi-resolution astrophysical data.

This visualization was developed by Alex Razoumov (WestGrid, Compute Canada).

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