SAS Threads

 

Jupyter Notebook Threads

With the infrastructure of Python introduced in SAS 19, three experimental threads have been released under Jupyter Notebooks. These threads are not intended to be complete but to serve the purpose of illustrating how to use the Python interface to run SAS from a Jupyter Notebook

SAS Start-up and event list manipulation
- SAS start-up thread in Python Jupyter Notebook html
- How to reprocess ODFs to generate calibrated and concatenated EPIC event lists Jupyter Notebook html
- How to filter EPIC event lists for flaring particle background Jupyter Notebook html

 

Common Threads

Starting the SAS
- SAS start-up command line  
All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Guidelines for scientific analysis
- Spectral analysis with XSPEC command line  
- Timing analysis with XRONOS command line  

 

EPIC related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
Event list generation:
- How to reprocess ODFs to generate calibrated and concatenated EPIC event lists command line  
Filtering against high background:
- How to filter EPIC event lists for flaring particle background command line & GUI version
Light curve generation:
- Extraction of a light curve for a point-like source (EPIC and RGS) command line GUI version
Spectrum extraction:
- Extraction of MOS spectra from point-like sources command line GUI version
- Extraction of MOS spectra from point-like sources taken in timing mode command line  
- Extraction of pn spectra from point-like sources command line GUI version
- Extraction of pn spectra from point-like sources taken in timing mode command line  
- Extraction of spectra in a few clicks: especget   GUI version
- Combining the spectra of the 3 EPIC cameras command line  
- Overlapping EPIC data treatment: multixmmselect   GUI version
- Analysing EPIC spectra from multi-pointing mode data command line  
Point Spread Function (PSF) generation:
- 2-D PSF à la carte command line  
More complex analysis for bright sources
- Dealing with EPIC Out-of-Time (OoT) events command line  
- How to evaluate and test pile-up in an EPIC source command line  
Handling of EPIC background
- How to use EPIC instrumental background files command line  
ESAS:
- Creation of EPIC background subtracted, exposure corrected images command line  
- Creation of EPIC merged background subtracted and exposure corrected images command line  
- Creation of EPIC spectral analysis files for a cluster radial profile command line  
Images:
- A shell script to create attractive EPIC-pn & MOS combined images dedicated Web page
- How to Generate Vignetting-corrected Background-subtracted EPIC Images command line  
Source detection
- EPIC source finding thread in one go: edetect_chain command line  
- EPIC source finding thread: step-by-step command line  
- EPIC source finding in overlapping exposures command line  
Slew data processing
- How to process EPIC slew data command line  

 

RGS related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
- How to reduce RGS data and extract spectra of point-like sources command line  
- rgsproc, coordinates and masks command line  
Light curve generation:
- Extraction of a light curve for a point-like source (EPIC and RGS) command line GUI version
More complex analysis for the very bright sources
- Pile-up in the RGS: how to prevent it, evaluate its existence and make corrections command line  

 

OM related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
- OM image mode data processing chain processing chain command line
- OM fast mode data processing chain processing chain command line
- OM Grism processing chain processing chain command line
- Interactive OM photometry command line  
- Converting OM data to OGIP II format (use in xspec) command line  
- Converting OM grism spectra for use in xspec command line  
- Combining OM fast mode time series into a single data set command line