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Parameters

Parameters from Wrapper/param_all.ini are stored in upercase path names. These are not listed here. See Parameter file contents.

Data

Arrays are 1D unless stated otherwise. 00-ConvertFormats retrieves the data from the BCC.

Galaxies

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
/gal/coeffs 2D float array none coefficients of the template spectra 00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/gal/dec_true float array degrees true declination (frame?) 00-ConvertFormats 03-AllocateFibers
/gal/fiber_id  int array  none  to which fiber has the galaxy been assigned (-1 if none) 03-AllocateFibers
/gal/fiber_selection_flag bool array none could the galaxy be covered by a fiber? 03-AllocateFibers 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift
/gal/galaxy_index  int array none unique identifier 00-ConvertFormats
/gal/magnitude_{u,g,r,i,z,y} float arrays none magnitudes in u,g,r,i,z,y filters 00-ConvertFormats 01-SelectTargets
/gal/ra_true float array degrees true right ascension (frame?) 00-ConvertFormats 03-AllocateFibers
/gal/redshift_photometric float array none redshift z as estimated from photometry (magnitudes) 00-ConvertFormats 01-SelectTargets, 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift
/gal/redshift_spectroscopic float array none redshift z as estimated by SPOKES (from spectrum) 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift 08-BinRedshift
/gal/survey_selection_flag bool array none does the galaxy lie in a tile? 02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers
/gal/target_selection_flag bool array none has the galaxy been selected as a target? 01-SelectTargets 02-TileSurvey
/gal/tile_id  int array  none  to which tile has each galaxy been assigned (-1 if none) 02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers
/gal/visit_id  int array  none  on which pass of the tile has the galaxy been assigned to a fiber (-1 if none) 03-AllocateFibers
 /gal/z_true  float array none true redshift (from BCC truth catalog) 00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra, 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift (for testing)

Atmosphere

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
/sky/background/power  float array  ? ?  00-ConvertFormats  06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra
/sky/background/wave  float array  nanometer ?  00-ConvertFormats  06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra
/sky/extinction/power  float array  ? ?  00-ConvertFormats  06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra
/sky/extinction/wave  float array  nanometer ?  00-ConvertFormats  06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra

Spectral templates

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
/spectral_templates/log10_wavelength float array log10 of Ångströms logarithm to base 10 of the wavelength grid. The wavelength grid is in geometric progression, so the log grid is in linear progression  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/lspec_v300 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/num_spectral_templates int none number of templates  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v0 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v0_nodust 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v0_nolines 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v0_nodust_nolines 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v300 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v300_nodust 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v300_nolines 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra
/spectral_templates/template_spectrum_v300_nodust_nolines 2D float array ? ?  00-ConvertFormats 05-SimulateNoiseFreeGalaxySpectra

Noise

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
/spectrum_generator/lambda_survey  float array  Ångströms  wavelength grid (linear progression) over which the spectra are recorded 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift

Data pertaining to module version "Hambrecht" of 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra (adaptation of "Cunha"):

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
/spectrum_generator/{A,B,C,D} float arrays various precomputed arrays entering into the noise amplitude formula 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra (precomputing part) 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra (function called from 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift)
/spectrum_generator/E float ? precomputed scalar entering into the noise amplitude formula 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra (precomputing part) 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra (function called from 07-MeasureSpectroscopicRedshift)

Tiling

path name  type  unit  description provided by module  required by modules
 /tiling/airmass  float array  ?  airmasses of the tiles  02-TileSurvey  06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra
 /tiling/dec_{max,min} floats degrees  min/max declination of the survey field 02-TileSurvey 10-EstimateCosmologyParameters
/tiling/number_of_tiles  int none copied from parameter file for future reference 02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers
 /tiling/ra_{max,min} floats degrees  min/max right ascension of the survey field 02-TileSurvey 10-EstimateCosmologyParameters
 /tiling/tile_centers_dec float array none tile center's declination (in what reference frame?) 02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers
 /tiling/tile_centers_ra float array none tile center's right ascension (in what reference frame?) 02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers
/tiling/tile_id int array none  unique identifiers of the tiles  02-TileSurvey 03-AllocateFibers, 06-SimulateObservedGalaxySpectra
/tiling/tile_observation_time array of ? ?  observation time of each tile 02-TileSurvey