# EmissionGaussian

class sherpa.astro.optical.EmissionGaussian(name='emissiongaussian')[source] [edit on github]

Gaussian function for modeling emission.

It is for use when the independent axis is in Angstroms.

fwhm

The full-width half-maximum of the model in km/s.

pos

The center of the gaussian, in Angstroms.

flux

The normalisation of the gaussian.

skew

The skew of the gaussian.

limit

The model is only evaluated for points that lie within limit sigma of pos. It is a hidden parameter, with a default value of 4.

Notes

The functional form of the model for points is:

```f(x) = flux * exp(-0.5 * d(x)^2) / s2   if skew = 1

= 2 * flux * exp(-0.5 * d2(x)^2) / (s2 * (1 + skew))

otherwise

d(x) = (x - pos) / s

d2(x) = d(x)                  if x <= pos

= d(x) / skew           otherwise

s2 = 2.50662828 * s

s = pos * fwhm / (2.9979e5 * 2.354820044)
```

and for integrated data sets the low-edge of the grid is used.

The calculation is only done for those points that are in the range:

```|x - pos| < limit * sigma
```

Outside this range the model is set to 0.

Attributes Summary

 `cache` The maximum size of the cache. `ndim` A one-dimensional model. `thawedparhardmaxes` The hard maximum values for the thawed parameters. `thawedparhardmins` The hard minimum values for the thawed parameters. `thawedparmaxes` The maximum limits of the thawed parameters. `thawedparmins` The minimum limits of the thawed parameters. `thawedpars` The thawed parameters of the model.

Methods Summary

 `apply`(outer, *otherargs, **otherkwargs) Clear the cache. Display the cache status. `calc`(p, x[, xhi]) Evaluate the model on a grid. Freeze any thawed parameters of the model. `guess`(dep, *args, **kwargs) Set an initial guess for the parameter values. `regrid`(*args, **kwargs) The class RegriddableModel1D allows the user to evaluate in the requested space then interpolate onto the data space. Reset the parameter values. `set_center`(*args, **kwargs) `startup`([cache]) Called before a model may be evaluated multiple times. Called after a model may be evaluated multiple times. Thaw any frozen parameters of the model.

Attributes Documentation

cache = 5

The maximum size of the cache.

ndim = 1

A one-dimensional model.

thawedparhardmaxes

The hard maximum values for the thawed parameters.

The minimum and maximum range of the parameters can be changed with thawedparmins and thawedparmaxes but only within the range given by thawedparhardmins to thawparhardmaxes.

thawedparhardmins

The hard minimum values for the thawed parameters.

The minimum and maximum range of the parameters can be changed with thawedparmins and thawedparmaxes but only within the range given by thawedparhardmins to thawparhardmaxes.

thawedparmaxes

The maximum limits of the thawed parameters.

Get or set the maximum limits of the thawed parameters of the model as a list of numbers. If there are no thawed parameters then [] is used. The ordering matches that of the pars attribute.

`thawedpars`, `thawedarhardmaxes`, `thawedparmins`

thawedparmins

The minimum limits of the thawed parameters.

Get or set the minimum limits of the thawed parameters of the model as a list of numbers. If there are no thawed parameters then [] is used. The ordering matches that of the pars attribute.

`thawedpars`, `thawedarhardmins`, `thawedparmaxes`

thawedpars

The thawed parameters of the model.

Get or set the thawed parameters of the model as a list of numbers. If there are no thawed parameters then [] is used. The ordering matches that of the pars attribute.

Methods Documentation

apply(outer, *otherargs, **otherkwargs) [edit on github]
cache_clear() [edit on github]

Clear the cache.

cache_status() [edit on github]

Display the cache status.

Information on the cache - the number of “hits”, “misses”, and “requests” - is displayed at the INFO logging level.

Example

```>>> pl.cache_status()
powlaw1d.pl                size:    5  hits:   633  misses:   240  check=  873
```
calc(p, x, xhi=None, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

Evaluate the model on a grid.

Parameters
• p (sequence of numbers) – The parameter values to use. The order matches the `pars` field.

• *args – The model grid. The values can be scalar or arrays, and the number depends on the dimensionality of the model and whether it is being evaluated over an integrated grid or at a point (or points).

freeze() [edit on github]

Freeze any thawed parameters of the model.

get_center() [edit on github]
guess(dep, *args, **kwargs) [edit on github]

Set an initial guess for the parameter values.

Attempt to set the parameter values, and ranges, for the model to match the data values. This is intended as a rough guess, so it is expected that the model is only evaluated a small number of times, if at all.

regrid(*args, **kwargs) [edit on github]

The class RegriddableModel1D allows the user to evaluate in the requested space then interpolate onto the data space. An optional argument ‘interp’ enables the user to change the interpolation method.

Examples

```>>> import numpy as np
>>> from sherpa.models.basic import Box1D
>>> mybox = Box1D()
>>> request_space = np.arange(1, 10, 0.1)
>>> regrid_model = mybox.regrid(request_space, interp=linear_interp)
```
reset() [edit on github]

Reset the parameter values.

Restores each parameter to the last value it was set to. This allows the parameters to be easily reset after a fit.

set_center(*args, **kwargs) [edit on github]
startup(cache=False) [edit on github]

Called before a model may be evaluated multiple times.

Parameters

cache (bool, optional) – Should a cache be used when evaluating the models.

teardown() [edit on github]

Called after a model may be evaluated multiple times.

thaw() [edit on github]

Thaw any frozen parameters of the model.

Those parameters that are marked as “always frozen” are skipped.