Science Tools Working Group

We probably won't have a meeting this week.

Since Monday, the current version of the Science Tools v9r5p2. Here are the differences from v9r5p1. The most important change is including the pgwave package, which is used in the Catalog pipeline.

Data products: Examples of all of the LAT Science Data Products have been evaluated by the ingest system at the GSSC and the higher-level (post-L1 pipeline) products have been found to be wanting in various ways, mostly owing to omissions of some header keywords and lack of checksum and/or datasum calculations. These will be addressed to allow associated requirements to be signed off at the ISOC and the GSSC.

Databases and related utilities

No news

Likelihood analysis

No news

GRB tools

No news

Pulsar tools

Masa and James have started coding to allow multiple binary timing models in the pulsar tools.

Observation simulation

No news

User interface and infrastructure (& utilities)

Jim added a kludge to the irfs package to allow the old HANDOFF response functions to still be recognized. This was needed because the Catalog group in particular is still working with the obssim2 (SC2) data set, but otherwise these response functions are only of historical interest, and in fact soon will be donated to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Johann made minor changes to several packages to make them able to compile on 64-bit computers; the need for these changes was discovered by Bryan Irby in porting the Science Tools to the hmake system at the GSSC.

Source Catalog

Met last week for a discussion about source identification/counterpart assignment. The meeting was nearly foiled by EVO problems; the cross-group strategies are available for comment - now's the time.

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