sherpa.astro.ui.show_data(id=None, outfile=None, clobber=False)

Summarize the available data sets.

Display information on the data sets that have been loaded. The details depend on the type of the data set (e.g. 1D, image, PHA files).

  • id (int or str, optional) – The data set. If not given then all data sets are displayed.

  • outfile (str, optional) – If not given the results are displayed to the screen, otherwise it is taken to be the name of the file to write the results to.

  • clobber (bool, optional) – If outfile is not None, then this flag controls whether an existing file can be overwritten (True) or if it raises an exception (False, the default setting).


sherpa.utils.err.IOErr – If outfile already exists and clobber is False.

See also


List the identifiers for the loaded data sets.


Report the current state of the Sherpa session.