Last modified: December 2020

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AHELP for CIAO 4.13 Sherpa v1

add_model

Context: modeling

Synopsis

Create a user-defined model class.

Syntax

add_model(modelclass, args=(), kwargs={})

Description

Create a model from a class. The name of the class can then be used to create model components - e.g. with `set_model` or `create_model_component` - as with any existing Sherpa model.


Example

The following example creates a model type called "mygauss1d" which will behave excatly the same as the existing "gauss1d" model. Normally the class used with `add_model` would add new functionality.

>>> from sherpa.models import Gauss1D
>>> class MyGauss1D(Gauss1D):
...     pass
...
>>> add_model(MyGauss1D)
>>> set_source(mygauss1d.g1 + mygauss1d.g2)

PARAMETERS

The parameters for this function are:

Parameter Definition
modelclass A class derived from `ArithmeticModel` . This class defines the functional form and the parameters of the model.
args Arguments for the class constructor.
kwargs Keyword arguments for the class constructor.

Notes

The `load_user_model` function is designed to make it easy to add a model, but the interface is not the same as the existing models (such as having to call both `load_user_model` and `add_user_pars` for each new instance). The `add_model` function is used to add a model as a Python class, which is more work to set up, but then acts the same way as the existing models.


Bugs

See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

data
dataspace1d, dataspace2d, datastack, fake, get_bkg_chisqr_plot, get_bkg_delchi_plot, get_bkg_fit_plot, get_bkg_model_plot, get_bkg_plot, get_bkg_ratio_plot, get_bkg_resid_plot, get_bkg_source_plot, load_arf, load_arrays, load_ascii, load_bkg, load_bkg_arf, load_bkg_rmf, load_data, load_grouping, load_image, load_multi_arfs, load_multi_rmfs, load_pha, load_quality, load_rmf, load_staterror, load_syserror, load_table, pack_image, pack_pha, pack_table, unpack_arf, unpack_arrays, unpack_ascii, unpack_bkg, unpack_data, unpack_image, unpack_pha, unpack_rmf, unpack_table
filtering
load_filter
info
get_default_id, list_bkg_ids, list_data_ids, list_model_ids, show_bkg_model, show_bkg_source
modeling
add_user_pars, clean, create_model_component, delete_bkg_model, delete_model, delete_model_component, get_model, get_model_autoassign_func, get_model_component, get_model_component_image, get_model_component_plot, get_model_plot, get_num_par, get_num_par_frozen, get_num_par_thawed, get_order_plot, get_par, get_pileup_model, get_source, get_source_component_image, get_source_component_plot, get_source_contour, get_source_image, get_source_plot, get_xsabund, get_xscosmo, get_xsxsect, get_xsxset, image_model, image_model_component, image_source, image_source_component, integrate, link, load_table_model, load_template_interpolator, load_template_model, load_user_model, normal_sample, reset, save_model, save_source, set_bkg_model, set_bkg_source, set_full_model, set_model, set_model_autoassign_func, set_pileup_model, set_source, set_xsabund, set_xscosmo, set_xsxsect, set_xsxset, t_sample, uniform_sample
plotting
get_cdf_plot, get_pdf_plot, get_pvalue_plot, get_pvalue_results, plot_cdf, plot_model, plot_model_component, plot_pdf, plot_pvalue, plot_scatter, plot_source, plot_source_component, plot_trace
psfs
delete_psf, load_conv
saving
save_arrays, save_data, save_delchi, save_error, save_filter, save_grouping, save_image, save_pha, save_quality, save_resid, save_staterror, save_syserror, save_table
statistics
load_user_stat
utilities
calc_chisqr, calc_energy_flux, calc_model_sum, calc_photon_flux, calc_source_sum, calc_stat, eqwidth
visualization
contour_model, contour_ratio, contour_resid