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CLASS: Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System

Postby owlice » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:19 am

CLASS: Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System

Abstract: Boltzmann codes are used extensively by several groups for constraining cosmological parameters with Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Structure data. This activity is computationally expensive, since a typical project requires from 10'000 to 100'000 Boltzmann code executions. The code CLASS (Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System) incorporates improved approximation schemes leading to a simultaneous gain in speed and precision. We describe here the three approximations used by CLASS for basic LambdaCDM models, namely: a baryon-photon tight-coupling approximation which can be set to first order, second order or to a compromise between the two; an ultra-relativistic fluid approximation which had not been implemented in public distributions before; and finally a radiation streaming approximation taking reionisation into account.

Credit: Blas, Diego; Lesgourgues, Julien; Tram, Thomas

Site: http://class-code.net/
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011JCAP...10..037A

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft06020B

Preferred citation method: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011JCAP...07..034B

ID: ascl:1106.020
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Re: CLASS: Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System

Postby kcd » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:17 am

Entry updated 4/12/2014: removed old location (http://lesgourg.web.cern.ch/lesgourg/class.html) and replaced with URL to new site.


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