Stingray: Open-source spectral-timing software

2018-05-05T04:48:48Z (GMT) by Stevens, Abigail

Lightning talk at Python in Astronomy 2018 held at the Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York City, April 30 - May 4 2018.

Stingray is a spectral-timing software package for astrophysical X-ray (and more) data. The package merges existing efforts for a (spectral-)timing package in Python and is composed of a library of time series methods (including power spectra, cross spectra, covariance spectra, and lags); scripts to load FITS data files from different missions; a simulator of light curves and event lists that includes different kinds of variability and more complicated phenomena based on the impulse response of given physical events (e.g. reverberation); and a GUI to ease the learning curve for new users.

See the Stingray Software website: