Science Tools Working Group

Did not meet this week and won't meet next week either. It was a quiet week in Science Tools.

The current version of the Science Tools remains v9r3p1.

The beta test of the Science Tools by the Glast Users Committee is now looking likely to be in January rather than in December. The date is not firm yet, but presumably the kickoff would be aligned with a meeting of the GUC at Goddard.

Data products: No new news.

Databases and related utilities

No news.

Likelihood analysis

Jim has fixed an initialization problem in gtfindsrc so that it works with models that have only point sources.

GRB tools

No news.

Pulsar tools

Masa and James report that they are working on updating the documentation for the User Workbook. The next development work related to pulsar tools is likely to be extending gtpphase and the ephemeris database to handle more timing models for binary pulsars - there's no universally used set of parameters used to specify these for binary systems.

Observation simulation

No direct news. A splinter meeting on orbit and attitude simulation is planned (and almost announced) for next Tuesday at the collaboration meeting. Robin Corbet and Giuseppe Romeo (author of gttakosim) of the GSSC will attend.

User interface and infrastructure (& utilities)

James reports that he "consulted with Eric Winter and Bryan Irby (of the HEASARC software team) about how to continue efforts to port the Science Tools into the HEASARC's build environment."

Source Catalog

Did not meet this week.

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