Last modified: December 2020

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AHELP for CIAO 4.13 Sherpa v1

save

Context: saving

Synopsis

Save the current Sherpa session to a file.

Syntax

save(filename='sherpa.save', clobber=False)

filename - str, optional
clobber - bool, optional

Examples

Example 1

Save the current session to the file 'sherpa.save'.

>>> save()

Example 2

Save the current session to the file 'bestfit.sherpa', overwriting any existing version of the file.

>>> save('bestfit.sherpa', clobber=True)

PARAMETERS

The parameters for this function are:

Parameter Definition
filename The name of the file to write the results to. The default is 'sherpa.save'.
clobber This flag controls whether an existing file can be overwritten ( True ) or if it raises an exception ( False , the default setting).

Notes

The current Sherpa session is saved using the Python `pickle` module. The output is a binary file, which may not be portable between versions of Sherpa, but is platform independent, and contains all the data. This means that files created by `save` can be sent to collaborators to share results.


Bugs

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

See Also

contrib
save_chart_spectrum, save_marx_spectrum
modeling
clean, save_model, save_source
saving
restore, save_all, 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, script