Welcome to the PyDy project page. PyDy, short for Python Dynamics, is a workflow that utlizes an array of scientific tools written in the Python programming language to study multibody dynamics. The core of this toolset is the SymPy mechanics package which generates symbolic equations of motion for complex multibody systems. The remaining tools used in the PyDy workflow are popular scientific Python packages such as NumPy, SciPy, IPython, and matplotlib which provide code for numerical analyses, simulation, and visualization. We are a group of engineers and scientists who for one reason or another prefer to work in Python. You can learn more by reading about our features and our history or examples.
Google Summer of Code is upon us again. PyDy will likely be participating as it's own organization or under the umbrella of another. See the Google Summer of Code page for more information. Student applications are due on March 21st.
PyDy is going to be at PyCon 2014 in Montréal! Jason Moore's presentation titled “Dynamics and Control with Python” has been accepted as a Tutorial, to be shown 9:00am - 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (tutorial schedules). Topics covered will include:
Keep an eye on the Github repository being used to develop the presentation: PyDy tutorial materials for PYCON 2014.
Google has announced the results for Google Summer of Code. We are proud to announce that we got two slots from Google under the Python Software Foundation. The following projects have been accepted:
Student (Project): Mentor
Additionally, two related proposals will be accepted through SymPy that relate to PyDy:
Join me in congratulating these students on their acceptance.
Want to develop multibody dynamics software this summer in a large collaborative open source team?
If you are interested in applying check out the getting started page. Then send an email to the PyDy mailing list with a brief statement explaining your experience and why you think you are a good candidate for the position(s). The PyDy team will work directly with the top candidates to strengthen their GSoC applications.