The yt Astrophysical Analysis Extension

This is yt_astro_analysis, the yt extension package for astrophysical analysis. This is primarily machinery that used to be in yt’s analysis_modules. These were made into a separate package to allow yt to become less astro-specifc and to allow these modules to be developed on their own schedule.

Citing yt_astro_analysis

If you use the yt_astro_analysis package for your work, please cite the yt_astro_analysis entry on as well as the yt method paper. Feel free to use the text below in your publications:

Analysis was performed using the yt_astro_analysis extension
(Smith et al. 2022) of the yt analysis toolkit (Turk et al. 2011).

Analysis was performed using the yt_astro_analysis extension
\citep{yt.astro.analysis} of the yt analysis toolkit \citep{yt}.

BbTeX entries are provided below:

  author       = {Britton Smith and
                  Matthew Turk and
                  John ZuHone and
                  Nathan Goldbaum and
                  Cameron Hummels and
                  Hilary Egan and
                  John Wise and
                  Anthony Scopatz and
                  Miguel de Val-Borro and
                  Ben Keller and
                  Mark Richardson and
                  Clément Robert},
  title        = {yt_astro_analysis version 1.1.1},
  month        = jan,
  year         = 2022,
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.5911048},
  url          = {}

   author = {{Turk}, M.~J. and {Smith}, B.~D. and {Oishi}, J.~S. and {Skory}, S. and
{Skillman}, S.~W. and {Abel}, T. and {Norman}, M.~L.},
    title = "{yt: A Multi-code Analysis Toolkit for Astrophysical Simulation Data}",
  journal = {The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
   eprint = {1011.3514},
 primaryClass = "astro-ph.IM",
 keywords = {cosmology: theory, methods: data analysis, methods: numerical},
     year = 2011,
    month = jan,
   volume = 192,
      eid = {9},
    pages = {9},
      doi = {10.1088/0067-0049/192/1/9},
   adsurl = {},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}