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Fit planetary transits and stellar signals at the same time with the help of gaussian processes

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Fit planetary transits and stellar signals at the same time with the help of gaussian processes


All python dependencies necessary for gptransits are available in pip (one of the package dependencies requires numpy to be installed beforehand). These can be seen in

gptransits can be installed from pip:

pip install gptransits

Or from the source:

git clone
cd gptransits
python install

Getting started

Script template (or ipython/jupyter notebook):

import gptransits

model = gptransits.Model("lightcurve_file.txt", "")
model.analysis(plot=True, fout="results_file.txt")

The model is initialized by providing a light curve file and a configuration file.

model = gptransits.Model("lightcurve_file.txt", "")

The configuration file follows the structure in The available settings options can be seen in
The light curve file follows the format:

#            time (days)              flux (frac)          flux_err (frac)
0.000000000000000000e+00 9.995755553299999763e-01 5.522560000000000197e-05
2.043337615740740618e-02 9.992535114099999616e-01 5.521756000000000196e-05
4.086675347222221838e-02 9.992965459599999489e-01 5.521029000000000160e-05

Running the MCMC algorithm to sample the posterior:

Analysis calls a collection of functions that evaluate the MCMC convergence:

model.analysis(plot=True, fout="results_file.txt")

The plot flag defines if the analysis also creates some plots of interest, in a created figures folder.
The fout flag, if defined, defines the file where the calculated results for the model parameters are saved.

Some examples ready to be run are available in the examples folder.
Each folder has a light curve and a configuration file. Light curve files have the .lc extension.
The output folder saves the chain and posterior probabilities from emcee in case the save flag is set in the configuration.
The figures folder holds the plots from the analysis function.

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