Dr Cormac R. Purcell

Technologist, Data Scientist and Astronomer.



I use the Python language for almost every aspect of my scientific research: data-wrangling, statistical analysis, advanced modelling and visualisation. I also occasionally write in C, Perl, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Tk.

A selection of my software and tools are linked below. For a more complete list, click the logo to access my GitHub account.


The Friendly Virtual Radio Interferometer is Python software designed to simulate astronomical observations by arrays of linked radio antennas.

QU-fitting plot

RM-tools is a suite of scripts to analyse Faraday rotation in polarised radio-continuum data. Written in Python, it is available on GitHub.

Parallax screenshot

The AstroParallax web page hosts a simple interactive animation that demonstrates astronomical parallax.
[Link] [GitHub]