Plot up the model spectrum in the form required by ChaRT
plot_chart_spectrum(id=None, elow=None, ehigh=None, ewidth=None, norm=None)
The plot_chart_spectrum() command creates a plot of the current model values in the form expected by ChaRT2 (the Chandra Ray Tracer). Please see the ChaRT preparation thread for further information on how to use this routine.
Loading the routine
The routine can be loaded into Sherpa by saying:
from sherpa_contrib.chart import *
|id||None||Which dataset to use: if None then the value returned by get_default_id() will be used.|
|elow||None||The minimum energy at which to evaluate the model; this parameter controls the lower edge of the lowest-energy bin, and is in keV. A value of None means to use the lowest energy bin from the ARF grid. This value should not be smaller than 0.2 keV.|
|ehigh||None||The maximum energy at which to evaluate the model; this parameter controls the upper edge of the highest-energy bin, and is in keV. A value of None means to use the highest energy bin from the ARF grid. This valus should not be larger than 10 keV.|
|ewidth||None||The bin width to use, in keV. A value of None means to use the bin width from the ARF grid.|
|norm||None||A scaling factor to allow you to easily change the overall flux of the model. A value of None is equivalent to a factor of 1; a value of 10 would create a ChaRT spectral model ten times brighter than the input model.|
|overplot||False||If True then the data is added to the current plot, otherwise a new plot is created.|
|clearwindow||True||If True then clear out the current plot area of all existing plots. This is not used if overplot is set.|
Create a plot of the model for the default dataset using the units expected by ChaRT2.
sherpa> plot_chart_spectrum(elow=1, ehigh=8)
In this example the plot is restricted to the range 1 to 8 keV, using the default binning given by the ARF grid. Note that this energy range need not overlap the range used to fit the data (or even the energy ranges of the ARF and RMF files). It should however remain within the range 0.2 to 10 keV.
Changes in the scripts 4.11.4 (2019) release
Plotting can now use matplotlib
The plot_chart_spectrum() routine now uses the Sherpa plot backend (controlled by the plot_pkg setting in a user's ~/.sherpa.rc file), rather than always using ChIPS. As part of this update the extra labelling in the plot - that gave the model name and dataset identifier - have been removed (although the model name is now included in the plot title).
The overplot and clearwindow optional arguments have been added to plot_chart_spectrum.
Changes in the scripts 4.8.2 (January 2016) release
The plot style is now a histogram rather than a curve.
See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.
- get_chart_spectrum, get_data_prof, get_data_prof_prefs, get_delchi_prof, get_delchi_prof_prefs, get_fit_prof, get_model_prof, get_model_prof_prefs, get_resid_prof, get_resid_prof_prefs, get_source_prof, get_source_prof_prefs, plot_marx_spectrum, prof_data, prof_delchi, prof_fit, prof_fit_delchi, prof_fit_resid, prof_model, prof_resid, prof_source, save_chart_spectrum, sherpa_chart
- get_arf_plot, get_bkg_plot
- normal_sample, t_sample, uniform_sample
- get_energy_flux_hist, get_lrt_plot, get_lrt_results, get_photon_flux_hist, get_pvalue_plot, get_pvalue_results, get_split_plot, plot, plot_arf, plot_bkg, plot_cdf, plot_chisqr, plot_data, plot_delchi, plot_energy_flux, plot_fit, plot_model, plot_model_component, plot_order, plot_pdf, plot_photon_flux, plot_pvalue, plot_ratio, plot_resid, plot_scatter, plot_source, plot_source_component, plot_trace, set_xlinear, set_xlog, set_ylinear, set_ylog
- get_chisqr_plot, get_delchi_plot