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Project Description

This package contains functions useful for general scientific programming, with a focus on astronomical research. The documentation details everything that is available, but some example tasks that can be handled are:

  • Calculate absorption profiles for various ions observed in astrophysical environments.
  • Fit a smooth continuum to a spectrum with many emission or absorption features.
  • Find the expected broad-band magnitudes given a spectral energy distribution.

More details are given in the documentation here: http://nhmc.github.com/Barak

To install, either download the tarball from the pypi website and then do:

python setup.py install

You may need to put a ‘sudo’ in front of this.

A better way to install (which allows for easy uninstallation) is by using pip:

pip install barak

but you need to have pip (http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/index.html) installed.

To run the tests you need py.test (http://pytest.org/latest/getting-started.html) installed. Then run:

py.test barak

from this directory.

Neil Crighton

neilcrighton .at. gmail .dot. com

Change Log

v0.3.2 6th Jan 2013 – Fix import bug.

v0.3.1 6th Jan 2013 – Minor docs changes for PyPI.

v0.3.0 6th Jan 2013 – WARNING - there are several API changes compared
to version 0.2.x.
  • The extinction module has been overhauled (with API changes), curves are now given as A(lambda)/A(V) instead of E(lambda-V)/E(B-V) and use an ExtinctionCurve class.
  • Added a new module for calculating virial quantities, barak.virial.
  • Added a new uv QSO template.
  • make_constant_dv_wa_scale moved from barak.spec to barak.sed, convolve_constant_dv moved from barak.spec to barak.convolve.
  • Added new IR sed templates from Assef et al. 2010.
  • Many other minor enhancements and bug fixes.
  • The astropy package is now a requirement (needed for the cosmology package and some utilities).

v0.2.1, 19th Oct 2012 – Fixed problems with the PyPI upload.

v0.2.0, Oct 2012 – Initial release.

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