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Frankenstein, the flux reconstructor

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Frankenstein (frank) is a library that fits the 1D radial brightness profile of an interferometric source given a set of visibilities. It uses a Gaussian process that performs the fit in <1 minute for a typical protoplanetary disc continuum dataset.

Get the code

frank's on PyPI, so you can just use pip,

pip install frank


The docs have it all.


If you use frank for your research please cite Jennings, Booth, Tazzari et al. 2020 MNRAS 495(3) 3209 [MNRAS] [ADS] [arXiv] [Zenodo]:

       author = {{Jennings}, Jeff and {Booth}, Richard A. and {Tazzari}, Marco and {Rosotti}, Giovanni P. and {Clarke}, Cathie J.},
        title = "{frankenstein: protoplanetary disc brightness profile reconstruction at sub-beam resolution with a rapid Gaussian process}",
      journal = {\mnras},
     keywords = {methods: data analysis, protoplanetary discs, techniques: interferometric, planets and satellites: detection, submillimetre: general, submillimetre: planetary systems, Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
         year = 2020,
        month = jul,
       volume = {495},
       number = {3},
        pages = {3209-3232},
          doi = {10.1093/mnras/staa1365},
archivePrefix = {arXiv},
       eprint = {2005.07709},
 primaryClass = {astro-ph.EP},
       adsurl = {},
      adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}

These papers cite frank.



Interested in collaborating to improve, extend or apply frank? Or just have questions about the code that don't require submitting an issue? Email Jeff!


frank is free software licensed under the LGPLv3 License. For more details see the LICENSE.

© Copyright 2019-2020 Richard Booth, Jeff Jennings, Marco Tazzari.

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