A guide to interactive fitting¶
A step-by-step example of how to use the interactive fitter.
In short, we will do the following:
# 1. Load the spectrum sp = pyspeckit.Spectrum('hr2421.fit') # 2. Plot a particular spectral line sp.plotter(xmin=4700,xmax=5000) # 3. Need to fit the continuum first sp.baseline(interactive=True, subtract=False) # DO INTERACTIVE THINGS HERE # 4... (much work takes place interactively at this stage) # 5. Start up an interactive line-fitting session # (do not run this line until *after* completing the baseline fitting) #sp.specfit(interactive=True)
If you don’t see a plot window after step #2 above, make sure you’re using
matplotlib in interactive mode. This may require starting ipython as
You can also start the interactive fitter by pressing ‘b’ for baseline or ‘f’ for fit when a plot window is active, then press ‘?’ to get help. These commands will not work if you have the “zoom” or “pan” tools active, though!
This is where you start the line-fitter:
# Start up an interactive line-fitting session sp.specfit(interactive=True)