Several, mostly discarded, IDL scripts that I wrote for my own use but that may be usefull to other. Dealing with line fitting, wrapping the ASURV software, general statistics and much more. They are all under the GPL, so everyone is permitted to redistribute and/or modify them under the terms of the GPL.

You can find them on gitlab or as a tar.

GILDAS Line fitting (gildas)

Deriving line parameter from a UVFIT in the Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis System is not an easy task. I developped a few program to be able to do it easily. First you should patch the gio library of GILDAS in order to be able to save uvfit result in fits format. The task gildas_fits or fits will then be able to save UVFITS result table in fits format (use standard fits format and number of bits=-32). The resulting fits file can then be used to derive line parameters, for example with the IDL script included, using the Markwardt IDL Library to make the fit. The very usefull TexToIDL library is also used to legend the plot. Uncertainties on the fitted line parameters are derived from spectra uncertainties, computed from the visibilities and thus does not required the complex process of deconvolution/reconvolution involved in the mapping of interferometric data.

  • tofits.diff : small patch for the tofits.f file of the gio library of GILDAS
  • : fit a gaussian line to the spectrum
  • : define the fitted function, a gaussian with a continnum

IDL-ASURV (asurv)

To easily use and test the Astronomical SURVival Analysis package, I wrote a simple C wrapper which can be directly be called, as a library, from IDLor other language/program. This work has been highly simplified by the splitting of the original monolitical code of ASURV by the Starlink project. The univariate two sample tests, bivariate correlation tests and linear regression have been wrapped.

  • asurv.tar.gz : The, now gone, starlink version of ASURV
  • lib_bivar.f lib_univar.f lunivar.c : actual wrapper
  • Makefile : makefile to build the wrapper

IDL - Statistics (stats)

Two very usefull routines to plot the histogram and the partition function of a dataset. The first use the IDL histogram function but also compute the proper abscissa.

  • : draw an histogram of a variable
  • : plot the repartition function of a variable

IDL-SDSS (sdss)

I wrote some IDL routine to easily manipulate SDSS spectra. It has been tested on the DR3QSO catalog and spectra.

  • : construct the filename of a spectra from information in the DR3QSO catalog
  • : read an SDSS spectrum into a IDL structure
  • : plot an SDSS spectrum the SDSS way

IDL Misc. (misc)

Here are a few IDL scripts that I wrote for every day use.

  • compute the zeta function
  • draw an horizontal bar
  • define some physical constant (SI)
  • add copyright to your plot
  • add a draft comment to your plot