sherpa.ui.save_source(id, filename=None, clobber=False, sep=' ', comment='#', linebreak='\n', format='%g')

Save the model values to a file.

The model is evaluated on the grid of the data set, but does not include any instrument response (such as a PSF).

  • id (int or str, optional) – The identifier for the data set to use. If not given then the default identifier is used, as returned by get_default_id.

  • filename (str) – The name of the file to write the array to.

  • clobber (bool, optional) – This flag controls whether an existing file can be overwritten (True) or if it raises an exception (False, the default setting).

  • sep (str, optional) – The separator character. The default is ' '.

  • comment (str, optional) – The comment character. The default is '#'.

  • linebreak (str, optional) – Indicate a new line. The default is '\n'.

  • format (str, optional) – The format used to write out the numeric values. The default is '%g%'.


See also


Save the data to a file.


Save the model values to a file.


Define the convolved model expression for a data set.


Set the source model expression for a data set.


The function does not follow the normal Python standards for parameter use, since it is designed for easy interactive use. When called with a single un-named argument, it is taken to be the filename parameter. If given two un-named arguments, then they are interpreted as the id and filename parameters, respectively. The remaining parameters are expected to be given as named arguments.

The output file contains the columns X and SOURCE (for 1D data). The residuals array respects any filter setting for the data set.


Write the model to the file “model.dat”:

>>> save_source('model.dat')

Write the model from the data set ‘jet’ to the file “jet.mdl”:

>>> save_source('jet', "jet.mdl", clobber=True)