About Henry Schreiner

Henry Schreiner is a Computational Physicist/Research Software engineer in High Energy Physics. He specializes in the interface between high-performance compiled codes and interactive computation in Python, in software distribution, and in interface design. He has previously worked on computational cosmic-ray tomogrophy for archeology and high performance GPU model fitting. He is currently a member of the IRIS-HEP project, developing tools for the next era of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Boost Histogram 0.6

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The foundational histogramming package for Python, boost-histogram, was just updated to version 0.6! This is a major update to the new Boost.Histogram bindings. Version 0.6.1 is based on the recently released Boost C++ Libraries version 1.72 Histogram package.

This Python library is part of a larger picture in the Scikit-HEP ecosystem of tools for Particle Physics and is funded by DIANA/HEP and IRIS-HEP. It is the core library for making and manipulating histograms. Other packages are under development to provide a complete set of tools to work with and visualize histograms. The Aghast package is designed to convert between popular histogram formats, and the Hist package will be designed to make common analysis tasks simple, like plotting via tools such as the mplhep package. Hist and Aghast will be initially driven by HEP (High Energy Physics and Particle Physics) needs, but outside issues and contributions are welcome and encouraged.

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