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GammaLib

Toolbox for high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data

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GammaLib is a versatile toolbox for the high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data. It consists of a C++ library and a Python module that exposes the full functionality of the library to Python. The library provides an abstract data analysis framework that is independent of any specific gamma-ray telescope. Instrument specific aspects, such as handling of data formats and response functions, are implemented as isolated and well defined modules sharing an identical abstract interface. This enables a joint multi-instrument analysis of data, allowing for consistent broad-band spectral fitting or imaging. So far, GammaLib supports analysis of data obtained with COMPTEL, Fermi/LAT, and Cherenkov telescopes (CTA, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS).

Except for HEASARC's cfitsio library that is used to implement the FITS interface, GammaLib does not rely on any third-party software. All functionalities are implemented natively.

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  • Supports Imaging Cherenkov Telescope Array data analysis (and in particular CTA)
  • Supports Fermi/LAT data analysis
  • Supports COMPTEL data analysis
  • FITS, Xspec and XML interfaces
  • IRAF parameter interface
  • Comes as C++ API and Python module

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    This looks like an amazing tool!

    Posted 07/08/2011
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Intended Audience

Science/Research

Programming Language

Python, C++

Registered

2009-10-08
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