Last modified: December 2020

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

set_xsxsect

Context: modeling

Synopsis

Set the cross sections used by X-Spec models.

Syntax

set_xsxsect(name)

name - { 'bcmc', 'obcm', 'vern' }

Description

Set the X-Spec photoelectric absorption cross-sections setting, which changes the cross-sections used by all X-Spec absorption models except for `XSwabs` . It is equivalent to the X-Spec xsect command [1] .


Example

>>> set_xsxsect('vern')
 Cross Section Table set to vern:  Verner, Ferland, Korista, and Yakovlev 1996

PARAMETERS

The parameter for this function is:

Parameter Definition
name The options are: 'bcmc' from [2] with a new He cross-section based on [3] ; 'obcm' which is, the same as 'bcmc', but with the He cross-section from [2] , or 'vern' [4] .

Notes

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_xsabund, set_xscosmo, 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