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[ascl:1110.011]
Pacerman: Polarisation Angle CorrEcting Rotation Measure ANalysis

Pacerman, written in IDL, is a new method to calculate Faraday rotation measure maps from multi-frequency polarisation angle data. In order to solve the so called n-pi-ambiguity problem which arises from the observationally ambiguity of the polarisation angle which is only determined up to additions of n times pi, where n is an integer, we suggest using a global scheme. Instead of solving the n-pi-ambiguity for each data point independently, our algorithm, which we chose to call Pacerman solves the n-pi-ambiguity for a high signal-to-noise region "democratically" and uses this information to assist computations in adjacent low signal-to-noise areas.

[ascl:1505.032]
Planck Level-S: Planck Simulation Package

The Planck simulation package takes a cosmological model specified by the user and calculates a potential CMB sky consistent with this model, including astrophysical foregrounds, and then performs a simulated observation of this sky. This Simulation embraces many instrumental effects such as beam convolution and noise. Alternatively, the package can simulate the observation of a provided sky model, generated by another program such as the Planck Sky Model software. The Planck simulation package does not only provide Planck-like data, it can also be easily adopted to mimic the properties of other existing and upcoming CMB experiments.

[ascl:2410.003]
vortex-p: Helmholtz-Hodge and Reynolds decomposition algorithm for particle-based simulations

vortex-p analyzes the velocity fields of astrophysical simulations of different natures (for example, SPH, moving-mesh, and meshless) usually spanning many orders of magnitude in scales involved. The code performs Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition (HHD); that is, it can decompose the velocity field into a solenoidal and an irrotational/compressive part Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition. vortex-p internally uses an AMR representation of the velocity field and can, in principle, capture the full dynamical range of the simulation. The package can also perform Reynolds decomposition (i.e., the decomposition of the velocity field into a bulk and a turbulent part). This is achieved by means of a multi-scale filtering of the velocity field, where the filtering scale around each point is determined by the local flow properties. vortex-p expands the vortex (ascl:2206.001) code, which had been coupled to the outputs of the MASCLET code, to a fully stand-alone tool capable of working with the outcomes of a broad range of simulation methods.