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Updates from yt-napari

Updates from yt-napari

Friday, Oct 6, 2023

@ Chris Havlin

yt-napari has seen a number of new features, performance improvements and new documentation in the past year or so. Read on to find out more!

Gmaps-ify your data!

Gmaps-ify your data!

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011

@ Matthew Turk

A couple of us have been working on a comprehensive notebook web GUI for yt. It’s not ready yet. BUT! In advance of that, we’ve rolled a portion of that into something called the ‘mapserver’ into the development branch. This is a small, standalone webapp that implements a rendered-on-the-fly google maps interface in yt. To run it, just go into a directory that has some data, and run: yt mapserver DD0054/DD0054 (where ‘DD0054/DD0054’ is the same thing you’d feed to ‘load’ in a script.
yt Logo Contest, and possibly a free mug!

yt Logo Contest, and possibly a free mug!

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011

@ Sam Skillman

yt is in need of an awesome new logo, which is why we are announcing the first ever new logo contest! So here’s the deal: We’ll accept entries for the next two weeks. Let’s arbitrarily say Tuesday, May 10th, at 11:59:59 pm EST. If there is more than one entry, we will put it up for a community vote at that time. Oh, and the most important part – the winner will get a coffee mug with their new logo front and center!

yt extension modules

yt has many extension packages to help you in your scientific workflow! Check these out, or create your own.


ytini is set of tools and tutorials for using yt as a tool inside the 3D visual effects software Houdini or a data pre-processor externally to Houdini.


Trident is a full-featured tool that projects arbitrary sightlines through astrophysical hydrodynamics simulations for generating mock spectral observations of the IGM and CGM.


pyXSIM is a Python package for simulating X-ray observations from astrophysical sources.


Analyze merger tree data from multiple sources. It’s yt for merger trees!


yt_idv is a package for interactive volume rendering with yt! It provides interactive visualization using OpenGL for datasets loaded in yt. It is written to provide both scripting and interactive access.


widgyts is a jupyter widgets extension for yt, backed by rust/webassembly to allow for browser-based, interactive exploration of data from yt.


yt_astro_analysis is the yt extension package for astrophysical analysis.

Make your own!!

Finally, check out our development docs on writing your own yt extensions!

Contributing to the Blog

Are you interested in contributing to the yt blog?

Check out our post on contributing to the blog for a guide!

We welcome contributions from all members of the yt community. Feel free to reach out if you need any help.

the yt data hub

The yt hub at has a ton of resources to check out, whether you have yt installed or not.

The collections host all sorts of data that can be loaded with yt. Some have been used in publications, and others are used as sample frontend data for yt. Maybe there’s data from your simulation software?

The rafts host the yt quickstart notebooks, where you can interact with yt in the browser, without needing to install it locally. Check out some of the other rafts too, like the widgyts release notebooks – a demo of the widgyts yt extension pacakge; or the notebooks from the CCA workshop – a user’s workshop on using yt.

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