Welcome to pyirf’s documentation!
pyirf is a prototype for the generation of Instrument Response Functions (IRFs) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The package is being developed and tested by members of the CTA consortium and is a spin-off of the analog sub-process of the pipeline protopype.
Its main features are currently to
find the best cutoff in gammaness/score, to discriminate between signal and background, as well as the angular cut to obtain the best sensitivity for a given amount of observation time and a given template for the source of interest (Cut Optimization)
compute the instrument response functions, effective area, point spread function and energy resolution (Instrument Response Functions)
estimate the sensitivity of the array (Sensitivity),
with plans to extend its capabilities to reach the requirements of the future observatory.
The source code is hosted on a GitHub repository, to which this documentation is linked.
This is not yet stable code, so expect large and rapid changes.
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