Programming

A guide to Astrophysical Software from Astrobites.

How we installed python on your laptops

Programming Tutorials:

  • Lynda - Simply go to login > organization > enter utexas.edu > sign in with your UT ID and you have access to tutorials for most programming languages (sadly, they do not have IDL)
  • Python tutorial (download here)
  • Learn IDL

Text Editors:

  • Emacs - should be available on your computers (just type "emacs" in command line)
  • VI - also available on your computers (type "vi" in command line), tutorialcheat sheet
  • Aquamacs
  • Sublime ($70 for a license, but the trial period is unlimited) 
  • TextMate ($42.50 with student discount)
  • TextWrangler 

LaTeX:

Unix:

All of the Above:

  • Unix, Emacs, and IDL tutorial all lumped together (a lot of reading, but lots of useful information)

GitHub:

This is growing in popularity as people look to share their code on the internet. You might consider creating an account and using Git. 

  • Version control and why everyone should use GitHub
  • Tutorials and cheat sheets
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