Last modified: December 2020

URL: https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/sherpa/ahelp/set_xsabund.html
AHELP for CIAO 4.13 Sherpa v1

set_xsabund

Context: modeling

Synopsis

Set the elemental abundances used by X-Spec models.

Syntax

set_xsabund(abundance)

abundance - str

Description

Set the abundance table used in the X-Spec plasma emission and photoelectric absorption models. It is equivalent to the X-Spec abund command [1] .


Examples

Example 1

>>> set_xsabund('lodd')
 Solar Abundance Vector set to lodd:  Lodders, K. ApJ 591, 1220 (2003)

Example 2

>>> set_xsabund('abund.dat')
 Solar Abundance Vector set to file:  User defined abundance vector / no description specified

PARAMETERS

The parameter for this function is:

Parameter Definition
abundance A file name, format described below, or one of the pre-defined names listed in the Notes section below.

Notes

The pre-defined abundance tables are:

The values for these tables are given at [1] .

Data files should be in ASCII format, containing a single numeric (floating-point) column of the abundance values, relative to Hydrogen.

The screen output of this function is controlled by the X-Spec chatter setting ( `set_xschatter` ).

References

XSPEC version

CIAO 4.13 comes with support for version 12.10.1s of the XSPEC models. This can be checked with the following:

% python -c 'from sherpa.astro import xspec;
print(xspec.get_xsversion())'
12.10.1s

Bugs

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

See Also

confidence
set_conf_opt, set_covar_opt, set_proj_opt
data
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, set_areascal, set_arf, set_backscal, set_bkg, set_coord, set_counts, set_data, set_dep, set_exposure, set_grouping, set_quality, set_rmf, set_staterror, set_syserror
filtering
set_filter
info
list_model_ids, show_bkg_model, show_bkg_source
methods
set_iter_method, set_iter_method_opt, set_method, set_method_opt
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, save_source, set_bkg_model, set_bkg_source, set_full_model, set_model, set_model_autoassign_func, set_par, set_pileup_model, set_source, 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_delchi, save_resid
statistics
set_prior, set_sampler, set_sampler_opt, set_stat
utilities
calc_chisqr, calc_energy_flux, calc_model_sum, calc_photon_flux, calc_source_sum, calc_stat, eqwidth, set_analysis, set_default_id
visualization
contour_model, contour_ratio, contour_resid, image_setregion