Data analysis of cosmology simulations in parallel.
nbodykit is an open source project and Python package providing a set of algorithms useful in the analysis of cosmological datasets from N-body simulations and large-scale structure surveys.
Driven by the optimism regarding the abundance and availability of large-scale computing resources in the future, the development of nbodykit distinguishes itself from other similar software packages (i.e., nbodyshop, pynbody, yt, xi) by focusing on :
- a unified treatment of simulation and observational datasets by insulating algorithms from data containers
- reducing wall-clock time by scaling to thousands of cores
- deployment and availability on large, super computing facilities
All algorithms are parallel and run with Message Passing Interface (MPI).
We perform integrated tests of the code, including all built-in algorithms, in a miniconda environment for Python 2.7 and Python 3.4.
The official documentation is hosted on ReadTheDocs at http://nbodykit.readthedocs.org/.