Ramos, Angelu-Keck intern

Angelu was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i in North Kohala. She graduated from Kohala High School in 2018 and is a recent graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she completed her degree in Astronomy with minors in Physics and Math.  She plans to pursue a career in astronomy research or operations.

Home Island: Big Island of Hawai’i

High School: Kohala High School

Institution when accepted: University of Hawaii at Hilo

Plotting Interface Requirements for the W. M. Keck Observatory Data-Reduction Pipeline Framework

Project Site: W. M. Keck Observatory, Waimea HI

Mentors: Max Brodheim & Tyler Tucker

Project Abstract:

Data reduction pipelines (DRPs) are sets of ordered steps implemented into software that allow raw instrument data to be turned into usable scientific products, which makes DRPs essential to astronomical research.  In 2018, the W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) introduced the Keck DRP Framework, a software framework to allow developers to create their own DRP for any scientific instrument.  Since then, users of the framework (primarily the WMKO Scientific Software Group) have found that the current plotting interface, bokeh, fails to provide the functionality needed for robust and reliable pipeline execution.  As part of continued improvement of the framework, we investigated bokeh’s limitations and how other industry standard plotting interfaces could be integrated into the framework instead.  We have prepared a report detailing the requirements for a plotting interface to run within the Keck DRP framework.  This report will be considered in further improvements to the framework to ensure that any newly implemented plotting interface delivers the functionality needed.