[yt-users] Mapping particle data to grid (what algorithm is used?)

Nathan Goldbaum nathan12343 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 08:03:36 PST 2017

yt supports a number of deposition operations:


The exact deposition operation used by a field depends on which field we're
talking about. In practice many fields use CIC.

In principle we could add support for fancier deposition operations like
the one you mention, but no one has implemented it yet.

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:48 AM (Jan) Christoph Bischko <
christoph.bischko at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> just a quick question, I couldn't find the answer to:
> How does yt's ProjectionPlot() map particle data to a grid?
> Does it use a simple cloud in cell or something more complicated like
> gradient interpolation on a Voronoi mesh?
> Thanks in advance and regards,
> Christoph
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