Galactic and gravitational dynamics in Python
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Gala is a Python package for Galactic and gravitational dynamics.

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The documentation for Gala is hosted on Read the docs.

Installation and Dependencies

The easiest way to get Gala is to install with pip:

pip install astro-gala

See the installation instructions in the documentation for more information.



If you make use of this code, please cite the JOSS paper:

  doi = {10.21105/joss.00388},
  url = {},
  year = 2017,
  month = {oct},
  publisher = {The Open Journal},
  volume = {2},
  number = {18},
  author = {Adrian M. Price-Whelan},
  title = {Gala: A Python package for galactic dynamics},
  journal = {The Journal of Open Source Software}

Please also consider citing the Zenodo DOI DOI as a software citation:

  author       = {Adrian Price-Whelan and
                  Brigitta Sipocz and
                  Daniel Lenz and
                  Syrtis Major and
                  Semyeong Oh},
  title        = {adrn/gala: v0.3},
  month        = apr,
  year         = 2018,
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.1227457},
  url          = {}



Copyright 2013-2017 Adrian Price-Whelan and contributors.

Gala is free software made available under the MIT License. For details see the LICENSE file.


See the AUTHORS.rst file for a complete list of contributors to the project.