yt Overview

yt is a community-developed analysis and visualization toolkit for volumetric data. yt has been applied mostly to astrophysical simulation data, but it can be applied to many different types of data including seismology, radio telescope data, weather simulations, and nuclear engineering simulations. yt is developed in Python under the open-source model.

We provide sample data for many of the different codes supported by yt. See How can I get some sample data for yt? for more information, or just stop by our data page.

If you’re coming to yt 3.0 from previous versions of yt, be sure to check out What’s New and Different in yt 3.0?.

Table of Contents


Getting, installing, and updating yt

yt Quickstart

Demonstrations of what yt can do

yt 3.0

Differences from past versions

The Cookbook

Example recipes for how to accomplish a variety of tasks

Visualizing Data

Make plots, projections, volume renderings, movies, and more

Analyzing Data

Use analysis tools to extract results from your data

Examining Data

Load data and directly access raw values for low-level analysis

Developing in yt

Catering yt to work for your exact use case

Reference Materials

Lists of fields, quantities, classes, functions, and more

Getting help

What to do if you run into problems