A set of astronomy-related routines for generating Voigt profiles from atomic data, reading and writing data, working with SEDs and passbands.
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
from this directory.
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