Monday, January 21, 2013

Standalone Sherpa Installation for X-ray Analysis

Tom just updated the instructions for building Standalone 4.5 Sherpa for X-ray Analysis. This build is good for all types of data modeling not only X-rays.  Check out the AstroPython web page: http://www.astropython.org/

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Standalone Sherpa 4.5.0 Released as Source Code

I have released the standalone version of Sherpa 4.5.0 at the Sherpa website:

http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/contrib/sherpa/

As in past releases, the purpose is to allow Python users to install Sherpa as a Python module, without reference to any other CIAO package or program.

I release the source code tarball, sherpa-4.5.0.tar.gz, that contains all the Sherpa source code we released with CIAO 4.5.  Release notes can be found at NOTES-4.5.0.txt.  The new version is also available at the cxcdev github repository for Sherpa.

This is a major release, to sync the standalone version with the recent CIAO 4.5 release.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sherpa at the AAS 221st Meeting

Chandra booth at the AAS meeting shows demos of Sherpa in CIAO. You can stop by, meet people and ask questions.

VO booth, around the corner from Chandra one, shows IRIS package which uses Sherpa in SED fitting of the data.