Ecole de Physique des Astroparticules
27 mai - 1 juin 2013

OHP, Saint Michel l'Observatoire

Ondes Gravitationnelles

Tutorials on data analysis

University of Leicester


I will provide an introduction to the Swift gamma-ray and X-ray data analysis, together with an overview of how to use the XSPEC spectral fitting package.

  1. Swift-BAT
  2. Swift-XRT
    • Spectral fitting in XSPEC


      The tutorial on the Swift software will cover the basics of the gamma-ray and X-ray analysis tools, together with the fitting of spectra in the XSPEC package. The tutorial will go through all the steps from obtaining and processing the Swift data, to fitting the spectra in XSPEC.

      If possible, the students should install the Swift software (part of the HEASOFT software) and the relevant calibration database, although remote access to the CALDB may be possible. When downloading the HEASOFT software, make sure to include XSPEC. The software is available for both Linux and Mac users, under various operating systems. Notes are provided on the software download page given above.

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