Last modified: December 2020

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

set_xschatter

Context: modeling

Synopsis

Set the chatter level used by X-Spec.

Syntax

set_xschatter(level)

level - int

Description

Set the chatter setting used by the X-Spec routines for determining what information gets printed to the screen. It is equivalent to the X-Spec chatter command [1] .


Example

Set the chatter level to the default used by X-Spec:

>>> set_xschatter(10)

PARAMETERS

The parameter for this function is:

Parameter Definition
level The higher the value of level , the more screen output will be created by X-Spec routines. A value of 0 hides most information while 25 will generate a lot of debug output.

Notes

The default chatter setting used by Sherpa is 0 , which is lower than - so, creates less screen output - the default value used by X-Spec ( 10 ).

There is no way to change the X-Spec "log chatter" setting.

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

modeling
get_xschatter