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AHELP for CIAO 4.13 Sherpa v1


Context: modeling


Return the data used by plot_source.


get_source_plot(id=None, lo=None, hi=None, recalc=True)

id - int or str, optional
lo - number, optional
hi - number, optional
recalc - bool, optional


Example 1

Retrieve the source plot information for the default data set and then display it:

>>> splot = get_source_plot()
>>> print(splot)

Example 2

Return the plot data for data set 2, and then use it to create a plot:

>>> s2 = get_source_plot(2)
>>> s2.plot()

Example 3

Retrieve the source plots for the 0.5 to 7 range of the 'jet' and 'core' data sets and display them on the same plot:

>>> splot1 = get_source_plot(id='jet', lo=0.5, hi=7)
>>> splot2 = get_source_plot(id='core', lo=0.5, hi=7)
>>> splot1.plot()
>>> splot2.overplot()

Example 4

Access the plot data (for a PHA data set) and select only the bins corresponding to the 2-7 keV range defined in the call:

>>> splot = get_source_plot(lo=2, hi=7)
>>> xlo = splot.xlo[splot.mask]
>>> xhi = splot.xhi[splot.mask]
>>> y = splot.y[splot.mask]

Example 5

For a PHA data set, the units on both the X and Y axes of the plot are controlled by the `set_analysis` command. In this case the Y axis will be in units of photon/s/cm^2/keV x Energy and the X axis in keV:

>>> set_analysis('energy', factor=1)
>>> splot = get_source_plot()
>>> print(splot)


The parameters for this function are:

Parameter Definition
id The data set that provides the data. If not given then the default identifier is used, as returned by `get_default_id` .
lo The low value to plot (only used for PHA data sets).
hi The high value to plot (only use for PHA data sets).
recalc If False then the results from the last call to `plot_source` (or `get_source_plot` ) are returned, otherwise the data is re-generated.

Return value

The return value from this function is:

An object representing the data used to create the plot by `plot_source` . The return value depends on the data set (e.g. PHA, 1D binned, 1D un-binned). If lo or hi were set then the mask attribute of the object can be used to apply the filter to the xlo , xhi , and y attributes.


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

See Also

get_conf, get_conf_results, get_covar, get_covar_opt, get_covar_results, get_covariance_results, get_int_proj, get_int_unc, get_proj, get_proj_opt, get_proj_results, get_projection_results, get_reg_proj, get_reg_unc
get_chart_spectrum, get_marx_spectrum
get_areascal, get_arf, get_arf_plot, get_axes, get_backscal, get_bkg, get_bkg_arf, get_bkg_chisqr_plot, get_bkg_delchi_plot, get_bkg_fit_plot, get_bkg_model, get_bkg_model_plot, get_bkg_plot, get_bkg_ratio_plot, get_bkg_resid_plot, get_bkg_rmf, get_bkg_scale, get_bkg_source, get_bkg_source_plot, get_coord, get_counts, get_data, get_data_contour, get_data_contour_prefs, get_data_image, get_data_plot, get_data_plot_prefs, get_dep, get_dims, get_error, get_exposure, get_grouping, get_indep, get_quality, get_rmf, get_specresp, get_staterror, get_syserror
calc_stat_info, get_stat_info
get_default_id, list_model_ids, list_stats, show_bkg_model, show_bkg_source
get_draws, get_iter_method_name, get_iter_method_opt, get_method, get_method_name, get_method_opt
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_response, get_source, get_source_component_image, get_source_component_plot, get_source_contour, get_source_image, 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_pileup_model, set_source, set_xsabund, set_xscosmo, set_xsxsect, set_xsxset, t_sample, uniform_sample
get_cdf_plot, get_pdf_plot, get_pvalue_plot, get_pvalue_results, get_split_plot, plot_cdf, plot_model, plot_model_component, plot_pdf, plot_pvalue, plot_scatter, plot_source, plot_source_component, plot_trace
delete_psf, get_psf, get_psf_contour, get_psf_image, get_psf_plot, load_conv
save_delchi, save_resid
get_chisqr_plot, get_delchi_plot, get_prior, get_sampler, get_stat, get_stat_name
calc_chisqr, calc_energy_flux, calc_model_sum, calc_photon_flux, calc_source_sum, calc_stat, eqwidth, get_analysis, get_rate
contour_model, contour_ratio, contour_resid, image_getregion