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[ascl:1601.005] ctools: Cherenkov Telescope Science Analysis Software

ctools provides tools for the scientific analysis of Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) data. Analysis of data from existing Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes (such as H.E.S.S., MAGIC or VERITAS) is also supported, provided that the data and response functions are available in the format defined for CTA. ctools comprises a set of ftools-like binary executables with a command-line interface allowing for interactive step-wise data analysis. A Python module allows control of all executables, and the creation of shell or Python scripts and pipelines is supported. ctools provides cscripts, which are Python scripts complementing the binary executables. Extensions of the ctools package by user defined binary executables or Python scripts is supported. ctools are based on GammaLib (ascl:1110.007).

Code site:
http://cta.irap.omp.eu/ctools/
Appears in:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013APh....43..317D
Bibcode:
2016ascl.soft01005K
Preferred citation method:

This research made use of ctools, a community-developed analysis package for Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope data. ctools is based on GammaLib, a community-developed toolbox for the high-level analysis of astronomical gamma-ray data.


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