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AHELP for CIAO 4.3 Sherpa v1


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The plot preferences for radial or elliptical profiles of the source model for imaging data.




The get_source_prof_prefs() command returns the preferences for plots created by the prof_source() command. Changing the values will not change existing plots, only new plots created after the change was made. For example

sherpa> get_source_prof_prefs()["xlog"] = True

will cause any new plots to use logarithmic scaling for the X axis. A list of all the preferences is given below.

Loading the routine

The routine can be loaded into Sherpa by saying:

from sherpa_contrib.profiles import *

Plot defaults

The following table lists the allowed keys and values for the object returned by get_source_prof_prefs().

Key Allowed values
xlog False, True
ylog False, True
linecolor Any valid ChIPS color (e.g. "red")
linethickness 0.5 to 10
linestyle chips_solid, chips_dot, chips_noline, chips_longdash, chips_shortdash, chips_dotlongdash, chips_dotshortdash, chips_shortdashlongdash
symbolstyle chips_circle, chips_cross, chips_diamond, chips_none, chips_plus, chips_square, chips_point_type, chips_uptriangle, chips_downtriangle
symbolcolor Any valid ChIPS color (e.g. "red")
symbolfill False, True
symbolsize 1 to 100


sherpa> prof_source()
sherpa> log_scale()
sherpa> prefs = get_source_prof_prefs()
sherpa> prefs["xlog"] = True
sherpa> prefs["ylog"] = True
sherpa> prof_source()

The preferences are set so that both the x and y axes should be drawn using log scaling. Setting the get_source_prof_prefs values only affects plots made after the change; to change an existing plot you need to use ChIPS commands such as log_scale() and linear_scale().


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_fit_prof, get_model_prof, get_model_prof_prefs, get_resid_prof, get_resid_prof_prefs, get_source_prof, 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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