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MgeFit: Multi-Gaussian Expansion Fitting

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MgeFit: Multi-Gaussian Expansion Fitting of Galactic Images

MgeFit is a Python implementation of the robust and efficient Multi-Gaussian Expansion (MGE) fitting algorithm for galactic images of Cappellari (2002).


If you use this software for your research, please cite Cappellari (2002). The BibTeX entry for the paper is:

    author = {{Cappellari}, M.},
    title = {Efficient multi-Gaussian expansion of galaxies},
    journal = {MNRAS},
    eprint = {arXiv:astro-ph/0201430}
    year = {2002},
    volume = {333},
    pages = {400-410},
    doi = {10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05412.x}


install with:

pip install mgefit

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

pip install --user mgefit


See mgefit/examples and the files headers.


Copyright (c) 1999-2018 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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