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JamPy: Jeans Anisotropic Modelling of Galactic Dynamics

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Jeans Anisotropic Modelling of Galactic Dynamics

JamPy is a Python implementation of the Jeans Anisotropic Modelling (JAM) formalism of Cappellari (2008), for galactic dynamics, in spherical and axisymmetric geometry.

JamPy also includes the updates for proper motions in axisymmetric and spherical geometry of Cappellari (2012) and Cappellari (2015) respectively.


If you use this software for your research, please cite Cappellari (2008). And if you use it for proper motions, also cite the relevant papers above. The BibTeX entry for the main JAM paper is:

    author = {{Cappellari}, M.},
    title = "{Measuring the inclination and mass-to-light ratio of
        axisymmetric galaxies via anisotropic Jeans models of stellar
    journal = {MNRAS},
    eprint = {0806.0042},
    year = 2008,
    volume = 390,
    pages = {71-86},
    doi = {10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13754.x}


install with:

pip install jampy

Without writing access to the global site-packages directory, use:

pip install --user jampy


See jampy/examples and the files headers.


Copyright (c) 2003-2018 Michele Cappellari

This software is provided as is without any warranty whatsoever. Permission to use, for non-commercial purposes is granted. Permission to modify for personal or internal use is granted, provided this copyright and disclaimer are included in all copies of the software. All other rights are reserved. In particular, redistribution of the code is not allowed.

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