How to Debug Python Code

How to Debug Python Code

How to Debug – Hands on Excercise

The following code is a modified extract of the master’s thesis of Leonie Chevalier studying Low redshift extreme star-forming galaxies in a subset of the GAMA survey. In this particular snippet of code, we are examining galaxy morphology using various structural parameters. Measurements of their asymmetry, smoothness, and concentration were used to compare them to other galaxy populations such as dwarf elliptical galaxies.

Extreme star-forming galaxies are those forming stars at a rate well above the local average. Low redshift extreme star-forming galaxies provide us with an alternative method of studying galaxy evolution at high redshifts. Due to their high levels of star-formation, they are an analog to galaxies that make up the main population at high redshift. The high rate of star-forming activity may be due to these galaxies having undergone recent mergers or are only just now forming their first population of stars.

While the original sample contained 175 galaxies the GitHub repo accompanying this notebook only contains a small subset of thumbnails to try your hand on if you choose to.

Follow this link to get started with the exercise.

Alternatively check out our GitHub page with all materials and solutions at :

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