The sherpa module

Modeling and fitting package for scientific data analysis

Sherpa is a modeling and fitting package for scientific data analysis. It includes general tools of interest to all users as well as specialized components for particular disciplines (e.g. astronomy).

Note that the top level sherpa package does not import any subpackages. This allows the user to import a particular component (e.g. sherpa.optmethods) without pulling in any others. To import all the standard subpackages, use import sherpa.all or from sherpa.all import *.


citation([version, filename, clobber])

Return citatation information for Sherpa.


Get the path for the installed Sherpa configuration file


Get the root path for installed Sherpa header files

smoke([verbosity, require_failure, fits, ...])

Run Sherpa's "smoke" test.