This the wiki for a PyFstat, a python package providing an interface to perform
F-statistic based continuous gravitational wave (CW) searches. At its core,
this is a simple wrapper of selected tools in
'lalpulsar'. The general
idea is to allow easy scripting of new search pipelines, we focus primarily on
interfacing the CW routines with emcee a
python MCMC sampler.
One of the primary use case of this software is the semi-coherent
glitch-robust search. You may find a help page explaining how to use this
The other immediate use case is for transient parameter estimation. You can
find a help page explaining the examples here
We also include a variety of example search scripts
for each example there is also a more descriptive write-up containing examples
of the output which we list below. Before running any of the search examples,
be sure to have run the script to generate fake data.