## Bug #3728

### k_binspec_new problem

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**Description**

Execute the following (see Sim_Gal_Spec_Observed_Cunha/test_kbinspec_ben.py). The rebinning from k_binspec_new does not agree with the original function.

## Bins a spectrum by just integrating over the pixel edges. ## Note that this will change a flux density to a flux. import sys sys.path.append('../../Wrapper/') sys.path.append('../../Plotters/') sys.path.append('kcorrect_python_rewrite/') sys.path.append('../../Utilities/') import Utilities import k_binspec_new as k_binspec import numpy import pylab import subprocess import scipy.integrate import archive import scipy.interpolate as interpolate # import data with archive.archive('../../../data/data_bank.h5','r') as ar: abswave = numpy.array(ar['/sky/extinction/wave']) abstemp = numpy.array(ar['/sky/extinction/power']) Nwave = ar['/Sim_Gal_Spec_Observed/number_of_pixels'] wavelength_min = ar['/Sim_Gal_Spec_Observed/min_wavelength'] wavelength_max = ar['/Sim_Gal_Spec_Observed/max_wavelength'] # create survey grid (copied from SGSO_Cunha) dellam = float(wavelength_max - wavelength_min)/Nwave lambda_survey = numpy.zeros(Nwave, dtype='float64') lambda_survey[0] = wavelength_min for i in numpy.arange(1,Nwave): lambda_survey[i] = lambda_survey[i-1]+dellam for i in numpy.arange(1,Nwave-1): lambda_survey[i] = lambda_survey[i] + (lambda_survey[i+1]-lambda_survey[i])/2. # rebin with k_binspec abstemp_rebinned = numpy.zeros(lambda_survey.shape) k_binspec.k_binspec(abswave,abstemp,lambda_survey,abstemp_rebinned) # rebin with interp1d abstemp_function = interpolate.interp1d(abswave,abstemp) abstemp_rebinned2 = abstemp_function(lambda_survey) # plot original data f1 = pylab.figure() pylab.plot(abswave,abstemp,'.') pylab.xlabel('wavelength') pylab.ylabel('abstemp (original)') # plot rebin with k_binspec f2 = pylab.figure() pylab.plot(lambda_survey,abstemp_rebinned,'.') pylab.xlabel('wavelength') pylab.ylabel('abstemp (k_binspec)') # plot rebin with interp1d f3 = pylab.figure() pylab.plot(lambda_survey,abstemp_rebinned2,'.') pylab.xlabel('wavelength') pylab.ylabel('abstemp (interp1d)') pylab.show()

### History

#### #1 Updated by Brian Nord almost 8 years ago

**Description**updated (diff)

We should be clear about the expectations. of the function. Although we've talked about this before, I'd like to be clear about it on public record. The integration practically will produce something that is slightly different from the original function: the new function is integrated on very small intervals, such that the units originally are photons/Angstrom, and then they become photons; the interval sizes are non-negligible, so the function shouldn't be exactly the same, but close.

#### #2 Updated by Ben Hambrecht almost 8 years ago

Noted. This is also why I'd like a clear documentation of the variables and their units in SGSO.

Additional information concerning the bug: the function works fine if the rebinding grid is finer than the original grid. The problem appears when the bins are larger than the data spacing, where an actual integration should be performed.