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Syllabus for NYCastroML

Introduction

Warning! There are no instructors! This is not a course!

NYCastroML coordinators are:

January 24

  • Introduction: Josh, General idea behind structure of reading group: Mouth and Fingers
  • Example of how to present a section
  • Presentations on Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: Josh
  • Decide on time we are meeting (bring your calendar): All
  • Homework:
    • If you don't know Python, install it (Anaconda) and give it a whirl on Codeacademy.com
    • If you don't have Git, get it, clone NYCastroML
    • Install astroML
Read Chapter 1

January 28

  • Adrian presents 1.5
  • Fed presents 1.6
  • Josh presents 1.6.3
  • Sign up to present Chapter 2 Sections
  • Test Hack / Setup Fest (?)
  • Homework:
    • Read Chapter 2
    • Finalize your Setup

February 4

  • Present Chapter 2
  • Hack Chapter 2
  • Homework:
    • Read Chapter 3

February 11

  • Present Chapter 3
    • Or: Sections 3.1-3.2
    • APW: Section 3.3
    • Andrews: Sections 3.4-3.7
    • Random Numbers, Monty Hall

February 18

  • Hack Chapter 3

February 25

  • Present Chapter 4
    • Corrales: Sections 4.1-4.4
    • Bianco: Sections 4.5-4.7, 4.8-4.10

March 4

  • Hack Chapter 4

March 11

  • Present Chapter 5
    • Hogg: Section 5.1
    • Weaver: Sections 5.2-5.4
    • DFM: Section 5.8
    • APW: Fitting with MCMC

March 18

  • Spring break for some institutions.
  • Hack Chapter 5

March 25

  • More Chapter 5

April 1

  • Hack Chapter 5

April 8

  • Present Chapter 6
    • Petri: Sections 6.1-6.2
    • APW: Section 6.3
    • Corrales: Sections 6.4-6.6

April 15

  • Hack Chapter 6

April 22

  • Present Chapter 7

April 29

  • Hack Chapter 7

May 6

  • Present Chapter 8
    • Peek: Sections 8.1-8.4
    • APW: Section 8.5-8.7
    • Cruz: Sections 8.8-8.12

May 13

  • Hack Chapter 8

May 23 - All Day Hackathon

  • Present Chapter 9
  • Hack!
  • Pizza!
  • Hack!
  • Drink!

June 6 - All Day Hackathon

  • Present Chapter 10

    • Peek: Sections 10.1 -- 10.2
    • DF-M: Section 10.3
    • Corrales: 10.4 -- 10.6
  • Group Discussion: Do the Right Thing?

  • Hack

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