Astrophysical Visualization with Custom Scripts and yt

[dropcap style=””]I[/dropcap]n these examples a diffuse part of the astrophysical radiative transfer code FTTE (fully threaded transport engine) was adapted to do ray tracing at an arbitrary angle through a volume containing hundreds or thousands of nested grids of multiple resolutions to plot volume renderings, projections and slices of gas in star-forming galaxies at high redshifts. Similar visualization can be done with yt, a Python package for analyzing volumetric multi-resolution astrophysical data. This visualization was developed by Alex Razoumov (WestGrid, Compute Canada).