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AHELP for CIAO 4.3 Sherpa v1


Context: contrib


Return the data used to create the radial or elliptical profile of fits to imaging data.


get_fit_prof( [id], [model=None, rstep=None, rmin=None, rmax=None,
rlo=None, rhi=None, xpos=None, ypos=None, ellip=None, theta=None,
group_counts=None, group_snr=None, recalc=True] )


The get_fit_prof() command calculates the radial - or elliptical - profile of the imaging data and returns an object containing the values. The profile is defined by the existing model compenents, although it is possible to over-ride these values.

Loading the routine

The routine can be loaded into Sherpa by saying:

from sherpa_contrib.profiles import *

Argument options

The argument options are the same as for the prof_fit() command - except that the overplot and label arguments are not supported - and are described in its ahelp page.

Fields returned by get_fit_prof

The get_fit_prof() call returns an object which contains dataplot and modelplot fields. These values can be seen by using the print command, as shown below. See the ahelp file for get_data_prof() and get_model_prof() for a description of the contents of these fields.

sherpa> d = get_fit_prof(rstep=10)
sherpa> print (d.dataplot)
sherpa> print (d.modelplot)


sherpa> d10 = get_fit_prof(group_snr=10)
sherpa> d = d10.dataplot
sherpa> m = d10.modelplot
sherpa> erase()
sherpa> add_histogram(d.xlo, d.xhi, d.y, d.yerr, ["", "none",
"", "square"])
sherpa> add_histogram(m.xlo, m.xhi, m.y, ["line.color", "red"])
sherpa> set_plot_xlabel(d.xlabel)
sherpa> set_plot_ylabel(d.ylabel)

The commands above produce a plot similar to that created by a call to

sherpa> prof_fit(group_snr=10)


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

See Also

get_data_prof, get_data_prof_prefs, get_delchi_prof, get_delchi_prof_prefs, get_model_prof, get_model_prof_prefs, get_resid_prof, get_resid_prof_prefs, get_source_prof, get_source_prof_prefs, plot_chart_spectrum, prof_data, prof_delchi, prof_fit, prof_fit_delchi, prof_fit_resid, prof_model, prof_resid, prof_source, sherpa_profiles
get_arf_plot, get_bkg_plot
get_energy_flux_hist, get_photon_flux_hist, get_split_plot, plot, plot_arf, plot_bkg, plot_chisqr, plot_data, plot_delchi, plot_energy_flux, plot_fit, plot_model, plot_model_component, plot_order, plot_photon_flux, plot_ratio, plot_resid, plot_source, plot_source_component, set_xlinear, set_xlog, set_ylinear, set_ylog
get_chisqr_plot, get_delchi_plot

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