Modern Physics is as much an exercise in software development as anything else. I strongly believe we need to make the software required to generate and analyse datasets open source, both for transparency and reproducibility, but also to share the benefits with others. Software packages that I have made major contributions to:
- Kotekan is a C++ framework for the real-time processing of streams of data. The CHIME X-engine and the cosmology real-time system is built on this package.
21cm data analysis
- draco is a Python package that contains the pipeline building blocks for analysis of the data from general transit radio interferometers. It is built upon the pipeline framework in caput which contains tools for pipeline management and handling large (1 TB+) datasets in a distributed memory environment.
- ch_pipeline contains pipeline building blocks specific to CHIME.
- driftscan is a Python package for modelling the transfer function of transit telescopes, and generating the derived products needed to filter out foregrounds and estimate the power spectrum of 21 cm data.
- cora is a Python package for generating simulations of the low-frequency radio sky with a focus on polarised synchrotron foregrounds from both our own galaxy and point sources, and cosmological 21 cm signal.
- scalapy is a Python wrapper around the ScaLAPACK library for distributed memory linear algebra.
- MagCAMB is an extension of CAMB for calculating the effects of primordial magnetic fields on the CMB and matter power spectrum. It's a bit old, and really needs updating (hence it's not on Github), but apparently people still find it useful. If you're interested in getting a copy, send me an email.
- prym is a Python interface for performing prometheus queries and returning them as sensible structured arrays or data frames.