Science Tools Working Group

Our last meeting was February 13. We will meet tomorrow at the usual time.

The current version of the Science Tools remains v9r4p2. This is the version that the Glast Users Group is using for the Beta Test. The Beta test is at least a month-long opportunity for GUG members to download the tools from the GSSC and analyze the LEO 55-day data set. Part of the test is evaluating the user support at the GSSC. We'll find out tomorrow how things are going.

Data products: No news.

Databases and related utilities

No news

Likelihood analysis

No news.

GRB tools

No news.

Pulsar tools

Masa and James are continuing to work on implementing handling of ephemeris handling for alternate sets of timing parameters for binary pulsars. Masa: "It's been quite a while, but I can assure you that we are making a good progress."

Observation simulation

No direct news. To judge from LATEST builds, Richard recently updated the microQuasar source; documentation in the Workbook should be forthcoming.

User interface and infrastructure (& utilities)

Jim is updating how event class definitions will be handled in the Science Tools (and FT1 files). These will use the existing FT1 columns; possibly an additional keyword will need to be added to the headers.

Source Catalog

Met last week. Jean presented more details about the comparison of source detection algorithms that was shown at the collaboration meeting. Toby presented an investigation of the high-TS spurious sources that pointfind, well, finds. They are related to details of the iteration of source detection in the vicinity of bright sources. Dave T. talked about the re-arrangement of responsibilities between the Unidentified and Catalog groups that Peter announced.

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