SYNOPSIS

esorex montecarlo [OPTIONS] FILE.sof

DESCRIPTION

This recipe is used to test the mos_montecarlo_polyfit() function.

It accepts a table with columns x, y, y_err, derives the best polynomial fit y = p(x), and produces a table with the polynomial 1-sigma accuracy on the given set of x coordinates.

Input files:

  DO category:               Type:       Explanation:         Required:
  TABLE                      Raw         Table to evaluate       Y

Output files:

  DO category:               Data type:  Explanation:
  MODEL_ERROR                FITS image  Model error at different x

OPTIONS

--x <str>

Name of independent variable column (str; default: \'x\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.x [default = x].

--y <str>

Name of dependent variable column (str; default: \'y\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.y [default = y].

--sigma <str>

Name of error column on dependent variable (str; default: \'\'). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.sigma [default = ].

--order <long>

Order of fitting polynomial (long; default: 1). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.order [default = 1].

--zero <float>

Origin of x for fit (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.zero [default = 0.0].

--start <float>

Start x for evaluation (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.start [default = 0.0].

--end <float>

End x for evaluation (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.end [default = 0.0].

--step <float>

x sampling interval (float; default: 0.0). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.step [default = 0.0].

--trials <long>

Size of statistical sample (long; default: 100). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is fors.montecarlo.trials [default = 100].

Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.

RELATED TO montecarlo…

The full documentation for the fors pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

  • ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/dfs/pipelines/fors/fors-pipeline-manual-4.9.pdf

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page http://www.eso.org/sci/software/pipelines/.

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See http://packages.python.org/python-cpl/index.html for further information.

The other recipes of the fors pipeline are fors_wave_calib_lss(7), fors_img_sky_flat(7), fors_resample(7), fors_config(7), fors_extract_objects(7), fors_calib(7), fors_wave_calib(7), fors_detect_objects(7), fors_pmos_science(7), fors_extract_slits(7), test_hough(7), fors_img_screen_flat(7), fors_extract(7), fors_remove_bias(7), fors_subtract_sky(7), fors_normalise_flat(7), fors_photometry(7), fors_zeropoint(7), fors_dark(7), fors_subtract_sky_lss(7), fors_trace_flat(7), fors_flatfield(7), fors_img_science(7), fors_detect_spectra(7), fors_sumflux(7), fors_pmos_extract(7), fors_align_sky_lss(7), fors_bias(7), fors_align_sky(7), fors_pmos_calib(7), fors_spec_mflat(7), fors_science(7)

VERSION

montecarlo 5.0.0

AUTHOR

Carlo Izzo <[email protected]>

BUG REPORTS

Please report any problems to [email protected] Alternatively, you may send a report to the ESO User Support Department <[email protected]>.

LICENSE

This file is currently part of the FORS Instrument Pipeline Copyright (C) 2002-2010 European Southern Observatory

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