Last modified: December 2020

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AHELP for CIAO 4.13 Sherpa v1

save_source

Context: modeling

Synopsis

Save the model values to a file.

Syntax

save_source(id, filename=None, bkg_id=None, ascii=False, clobber=False)

id - int or str, optional
filename - str
bkg_id - int or str, optional
ascii - bool, optional
clobber - bool, optional

Description

The model is evaluated on the grid of the data set, but does not include any instrument response (such as a PSF or ARF and RMF).


Examples

Example 1

Write the model values for the default data set to the file "model.fits":

>>> save_source('model.fits')

Example 2

Write the model from the data set 'jet' to the ASCII file "model.dat":

>>> save_source('jet', "model.dat", ascii=True)

Example 3

For 2D (image) data sets, the model is written out as an image:

>>> save_source('img', 'model.img')

PARAMETERS

The parameters for this function are:

Parameter Definition
id The identifier for the data set to use. If not given then the default identifier is used, as returned by `get_default_id` .
filename The name of the file to write the array to. The format is determined by the `ascii` argument.
bkg_id Set if the background model should be written out rather than the source.
ascii If False then the data is written as a FITS format binary table. The default is False . The exact format of the output file depends on the I/O library in use (Crates or AstroPy).
clobber If `outfile` is not none , then this flag controls whether an existing file can be overwritten ( True ) or if it raises an exception ( False , the default setting).

Notes

The function does not follow the normal Python standards for parameter use, since it is designed for easy interactive use. When called with a single un-named argument, it is taken to be the `filename` parameter. If given two un-named arguments, then they are interpreted as the `id` and `filename` parameters, respectively. The remaining parameters are expected to be given as named arguments.

The output file contains the columns x and source for 1D data sets. The residuals array respects any filter or (for PHA files), grouping settings.


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
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_model, 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, 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
restore, save, 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
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