COMB PACKAGE Compact object simulations on the sphere --------------------------------------------------------------- DESCRIPTION This package provides functionality to support the simulation on the sphere of compact objects embedded in a stochastic background process of specified power spectrum. More specifically, compact objects with an arbitrary template function may be embedded in background Gaussian cosmic microwave background radiation. This is the primary astrophysical application that motivates the construction of the library. Support is provided to convolve with beam functions and to add additional white noise. VERSION Release 1.0, 1 July 2008 AUTHORS J. D. McEwen (http://www.jasonmcewen.org) REFERENCE If you use the code to produce published works please reference the download site http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~jdm57/ and our related papers: J. D. McEwen, S. M. Feeney, M. C. Johnson, and H. V. Peiris. Optimal filters for detecting cosmic bubble collisions. Phys. Rev. D., 85(10):103502, 2012 (arXiv:1202.2861). J. D. McEwen, M. P. Hobson, and A. N. Lasenby. Optimal filters on the sphere. IEEE Trans. Sig. Proc., 56(8):3813-3823, 2008 (astro-ph/0612688). DOCUMENTATION See doc/index.html REQUIREMENTS S2 (http://www.jasonmcewen.org/codes.html) HEALPix (http://healpix.jpl.nasa.gov/) CFITSIO (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/) INSTALLATION See doc/index.html DOWNLOAD http://www.jasonmcewen.org SUPPORT Contact Jason McEwen NOTE The package is still under development Please report problems/bugs by email to Jason McEwen LICENSE COMB package to provide functionality to support the simulation on the sphere of compact objects embedded in a stochastic background process Copyright (C) 2005 Jason McEwen This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details (LICENSE.txt). You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.