Welcome to the SRT Single Dish Tools documentation!¶
The Sardinia Radio Telescope Single Dish Tools (SDT) are a set of Python (>=3.6) tools designed for the quicklook and analysis of single-dish radio data, starting from the backends present at the Sardinia Radio Telescope. They are composed of a Python 3.4+ library for developers and a set of command-line scripts to soften the learning curve for new users.
The Python library is written following the modern coding standards documented in the Astropy Coding Guidelines. Automatic tests cover a significant fraction of the code, and are launched each time a commit is pushed to the Github repository, through Github Actions. The current version is 0.7-devXXX, indicating the development version towards 0.7. See below the tentative roadmap.
In the current implementation, spectroscopic and total-power on-the-fly scans are supported, both as part of standalone flux measurements through “cross scans” and as parts of a map. Maps are formed through a series of scans that swipe the source region.
v.0.1: Simple map creation, draft calibrated fluxes
v.0.2: Stable calibrated fluxes, use of multibeam in the K band
v.0.3: Stabilization of interactive interface
v.0.4: Generalized, user-supplied scanset filters
v.0.5: Converters to MBFITS and CLASS
v.0.6: Sun Images
v.0.7: Full support of general coordinate systems, including Galactic
v.0.8: Improved calibration, accept input gain curves
v.1.0: Code release.
Anaconda and virtual environment (recommended)¶
We strongly suggest to install the
Anaconda Python distribution.
Once the installation has finished, you should have a working
command in your shell. First of all, create a new environment:
$ conda create -n py3 python=3
load the new environment:
$ source activate py3
and install the dependencies (including a few optional but recommended):
(py3) $ conda install astropy>=3.6 scipy numpy matplotlib pyyaml h5py statsmodels numba
$ pip install pyregion
Other Python distributions¶
Install the dependencies with pip (including a few optional but recommended):
$ pip install astropy>=3.6 scipy numpy matplotlib pyyaml h5py statsmodels numba pyregion
Cloning and installation¶
Clone the repository:
(py3) $ cd /my/software/directory/ (py3) $ git clone https://github.com/matteobachetti/srt-single-dish-tools.git
or if you have deployed your SSH key to Github:
(py3) $ git clone email@example.com:matteobachetti/srt-single-dish-tools.git
(py3) $ cd srt-single-dish-tools (py3) $ pip install .
That’s it. After installation has ended, you can verify that software is installed by executing:
(py3) $ SDTimage -h
If the help message appears, you’re done!
To update the code, simply run
git pull and reinstall:
(py3) $ git pull (py3) $ pip install .
- Imaging Tutorial
- Format converters
Command line interface¶
- srttools package
- srttools.calibration module
- srttools.convert module
- srttools.converters.classfits module
- srttools.fit module
- srttools.global_fit module
- srttools.histograms module
- srttools.imager module
- srttools.interactive_filter module
- srttools.io module
- srttools.opacity module
- srttools.read_config module
- srttools.scan module
- srttools.simulate module