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Tracker/Excel/Python/Tracker Data Analysis
written by Gordon Judd
An example of using Python to analyze raw position data from a Tracker point mass and return smoothed values that are imported back into Tracker as an external model track. This results in ripple free velocity and acceleration graphs.

The trz file includes a video of Chris Korich casting a fly, the Tracker tab file with the external model, and the Python files that were used to smooth the data. Python must be installed separately to open the Python files.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
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- Lower Undergraduate
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April 30, 2023 by Douglas Brown
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G. Judd, Computer Program TRACKER/EXCEL/PYTHON/TRACKER DATA ANALYSIS (2020), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15430&DocID=5277).
G. Judd, Computer Program TRACKER/EXCEL/PYTHON/TRACKER DATA ANALYSIS (2020), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15430&DocID=5277>.
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Judd, G. (2020). Tracker/Excel/Python/Tracker Data Analysis [Computer software]. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15430&DocID=5277
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Judd, Gordon. "Tracker/Excel/Python/Tracker Data Analysis." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15430&DocID=5277 (accessed 13 April 2024).
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Judd, Gordon. Tracker/Excel/Python/Tracker Data Analysis. Computer software. 2020. 13 Apr. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15430&DocID=5277>.
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