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Minke is a Python package to produce Mock Data Challenge data sets for LIGO interferometers.

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Minke is a Python package to produce Mock Data Challenge data sets for LIGO interferometers.


  • Produces burst MDCs with Gaussian, SineGaussian, and White Noise Burst ad-hoc waveforms

  • Produces ringdown waveforms for MDCs

  • Produces numerical relativity burst MDCs for supernovae

  • Produces numerical relativity burst MDCs for long duration searches

  • Produces GWF frame files for MDCs

  • Produces GravEn-format log files for MDCs

  • Produces hardware-injection ready data files

  • Produces SimBurstTable XML files for MDCs


1.1.9 (2021-05-04)

  • Corrects behaviour of numerical relativity waveforms in geometric units by incorporating the extraction radius.


  • Provisional Python 3.6 and 3.7 support.


  • Addition of provisional support for NR hyperbolic waveforms

  • Removal of glue.segments dependency


  • Bug fix in frame creation for supernovae


  • Minor fixes to the documentation of the code.


  • Minor bug-fixes to improve Hardware injection support

1.1.1 (2018-03-27)

  • Made a change to the package meta data to allow upload to PYPI.

1.1.0 (2018-03-27)

“Luce Bay”

  • Added full support for hardware injection production

  • Added Yakunin Supernova waveform family

  • Added Ringdow waveform support

  • Added support for all lscsoft table formats

  • Added support for editing xml files

  • Added support for String Cusp waveforms

1.0.1 (2017-01-23)

  • Added provisional support for hardware injection production

1.0.0 (2016-09-14)

The Anniversary Update.

  • ER10 and O2 Readiness

  • Fully capable of producing supernova injections

  • Fully capable of producing lalsimulation-burst waveforms

  • Extensible interface for parameter distributions

0.1.0 (2016-3-14)

  • First release on PyPI.

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