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I What computer science would you need for astrophysics?

  1. Oct 2, 2016 #1
    when they say c.s., do they mean a coding language? if so, which one(s)?
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  3. Oct 2, 2016 #2


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    You might check out the astrophysics package for Python and see if it looks interesting. Python is a popular language these days and it is free. A lot of scientific work is being done with it.
    See https://pythonhosted.org/Astropysics/
  4. Oct 6, 2016 #3
    You might find the following clickable list of links useful or at least diverting:


    Here are two versions of Linux (freely downloadable) that are designed for scientific research (the second one is oriented towards bioinformatics, but still interesting)


    I recommend poking about the distrowatch site just to see what you find. Its a fun way to burn off quite a bit of time.

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