Sherpa is the CIAO modeling and fitting application. Sherpa evolved from an X-ray specific analysis package to a general-purpose fitting engine with advanced capabilities. Building and installing Sherpa as a standalone Python package was problematic, but starting from version 4.7 Sherpa does not depend on CIAO and can be built or installed as a standalone package. This is the first step towards migrating the Sherpa codebase to GitHub, so that a wider community can be engaged in its development. Sherpa will be available in binary form using the Conda package manager, as well as a source distribution. Advanced configurations for custom setups are supported. This new version of Sherpa can thus be easily used along with other python tools like ipython notebooks and astropy.
15 Years of Science with Chandra
- Pub Date:
- November 2014