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PLATO Stellar Light-curve Simulator (SLS): Simulate stochastically-excited oscillations and associated stellar and instrumental background noises

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PSLS: the PLATO Solar-like Light-curve Simulator

Simulate solar-like oscillators representative for PLATO observations. The simulator includes planetary transits, stochastically-excited oscillations, granulation and activity background components, as well as instrumental sources of noise representative for PLATO. The program also manages the existence of a time shift between groups of telescope. Planetary transits are included following Mandel & Agol (2002) equations (see http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002ApJ…580L.171M) and using the Python implementation by Ian Crossfield (http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~ianc/) at UCLA.

For more details see http://psls.lesia.obspm.fr

Changes history: - 0.6: minor problems fixed (missing file, link problem) - 0.5: can perform simulation for a given input set of theoretical frequencies (i.e. from a given .gsm file) ; new parameters included in the configuration file .yaml ; various minor improvements - 0.4: minor changes - 0.3: first working version

Copyright (c) October 2017, Reza Samadi, LESIA - Observatoire de Paris

This is a free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this code. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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