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Tools for reading, writing, manipulating, and making LIGO and Virgo sky maps

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The ligo.skymap package provides tools for reading, writing, generating, and visualizing gravitational-wave probability maps from LIGO and Virgo. Some of the key features of this package are:

To get started, see the installation instructions or the full documentation.

GW170817 localization

This illustration of the position of GW170817, prepared using ligo.skymap, illustrates the main features of this package: rapid localization of compact binaries with BAYESTAR [1], three-dimensional density estimation [2] [3], cross-matching with galaxy catalogs, and visualization of gravitational-wave sky maps. Reproduced from [4].

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