Commit 68b4cddc authored by David Keitel's avatar David Keitel

Update README.md regarding ephemerides

parent 30b42fab
......@@ -97,8 +97,11 @@ the module will be installed to whichever python executable you call it from.
### Ephemeris installation
The scripts require a path to ephemeris files in order to use the
`lalpulsar.ComputeFstat` module. This can either be specified when initialising
The scripts require paths to earth and sun ephemeris files in order to use the
`lalpulsar.ComputeFstat` module. This should be automatically picked up from
the $LALPULSAR_DATADIR environment variable, defaulting to the
00-40-DE421 ephemerides or 00-19-DE421 as a backup.
Alternatively, these can either be manually specified when initialising
each search (as one of the arguments), or simply by placing a file
`~/.pyfstat.conf` into your home directory which looks like
......@@ -106,7 +109,7 @@ each search (as one of the arguments), or simply by placing a file
earth_ephem = '/home/<USER>/lalsuite-install/share/lalpulsar/earth00-19-DE421.dat.gz'
sun_ephem = '/home/<USER>/lalsuite-install/share/lalpulsar/sun00-19-DE421.dat.gz'
```
here, we use the default ephemeris files provided with `lalsuite`.
Paths set in this way will take precedence over the environment variable.
### Contributors
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