Generate light curves or radial velocity curves for a binary
star system with the ellc light curve model. _
Installation of this module requires python >2.7 and numpy >1.10.0
To install this module linux-like systems run the following command
$ python setup.py install
or to install on your system if you have root access
$ sudo python setup.py install
Routines in this module:
lc(t_obs, radius_1, radius_2, sbratio, incl, ... )
rv(t_obs, radius_1, radius_2, sbratio, incl, t_zero, period, a, q, ...)
fluxes(t_obs, radius_1, radius_2, sbratio, incl, ... )
Documentation and examples for each routine are included in the file headers
and can be viewed from within python in the normal way, e.g.,
>>> import ellc
The easiest way to fit a single light curve is use ellc_emcee (you will need
to add the appropriate /bin/ directory to your path). Run the command
ellc_emcee and follow the prompts. You can grab the output from this script in
the log file and use this as the basis of a new input file for this script.
Use ./ellc_emcee.py -h to see command-line options.
Please cite Maxted (2016) if you published results based on this software.
See sub-directory examples/ for scripts used to generate the figures in this
.. rubric:: References
..  Maxted, P.F.L. 2016. A fast, flexible light curve model for detached
eclipsing binary stars and transiting exoplanets. A&A 591, A111
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