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All tutorials listed below may be found as Jupyter notebooks under docs/source/. We encourage running these yourself as you go through the tutorials as a means of practice. Any external data files needed such as instrument response files and numerical atmosphere data are available on Zenodo. These data files should be saved in examples/examples_modeling_tutorial/model_data/.

Overview of the available tutorials:

  • Modeling is an in-depth tutorial that first covers the structure of X-PSI followed by basic usage of X-PSI. Basic usage includes constructing your first model (e.g. instrument, star, and atmosphere) and construct a likelihood for nested sampling.

  • Instrument synergy shows how to construct a joint likelihood with data from two instruments.

  • Hot region complexity goes into more detail about multiple and especially multiple overlapping hot regions. We note that hotregion is a useful page that contains overview figures of various overlapping cases.

  • Surface radiation field tools demonstrates the usage of the default (blackbody) and an alternative (atmosphere interpolated from precomputed data) surface radiation field module to compute photon specific intensities. It also shows how to do beaming pattern and spectrum plots for the radiation fields.

  • Modeling (without statistics) is similar to Modeling but omits any statistical inference and adds various plots of signals. This is a useful tutorial if you are only interested to use X-PSI to create synthetic data.

  • Post-processing is a simple exercise on how to use the main post-processing tools provided by X-PSI.

  • Emitting patterns 2D projection is a tutorial showing how to use the 2D projection tool for the hot emitting regions on the star’s surface.

  • Importance sample is a tutorial for importance sampling.

  • Module generator tutorial provides instructions on how to generate Python modules in an automated way to run X-PSI.

  • Example script and modules shows a couple of simple example scripts for pulse shape computation and nested sampling.

  • Example job contains example job scripts for computation on clusters.