Ah, the end?

Jeffrey Paul
2 min readAug 16, 2021

From when I’ve started writing these blog posts, I’ve taken quite a liking to writing these blog posts (except for the one fortnight I missed). OpenAstronomy has helped me improve the way I express myself in a satirical manner. I’ve spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what’s the plan for my future but let’s save that story for another day.

Here’s picture of sun and its field lines to show that I’m working on astronomy related, but actually have no proper knowledge of how any of this works, cheers! 🍻

Here’s a bit of how my last week of “officially” working on Sunkit-Pyvista went :-

  1. We put a pin on the animator as it didn’t make sense for us to work on something that isn’t of more value for the first release.
  2. Pfsspy field lines now allow for a custom color function to be passed while plotting.
  3. All main functionality is big-free (as far as I know) and can be used efficiently without having to worry about something failing.
  4. The final boss with our little project is trying to get the documentation to render 3D plots correctly and this is being handled by the mentors which is a huge load off my head.

That’s pretty much it I guess, these last few PRs mark the end of the so called “GSoC” period. What more have I left out? I’ve spoken about everything there is to be said, we’re nearing the end of this pretty interesting journey that I had embarked on. Other than a small bit of sadness, I’ve got nothing else to say. I’ve decided to continue working on Sunkit-Pyvista as being an open-sourced contributor is all about the community and I’m doing my part in working towards that (It’s not like I was planning on leaving either way though, this is almost a part of my daily routine).

Here’s to Sunpy and the best mentors I’ve interacted with. 🍻



Jeffrey Paul

An aspiring Software Engineer with a new found interest for open source contribution.