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Add flux points upper limit estimation #1084

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@adonath adonath commented Jul 7, 2017

This PR implements upper limit estimation for the FluxPointEstimator class. The code quality is not very high (missing doctsrings, unit tests etc.) but this is the case for the whole FluxPointEstimator class. I added the values for dnde_ul, dnde_errn and dnde_errp to the high level test.

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@cdeil cdeil commented Jul 7, 2017

OK to merge as-is if you like. I would prefer it you take an extra hour and add docstrings to the two methods explaining what they do (just two lines) and parameters and especially what exactly they return. That'll make it much easier for me or others in the future to understand, debug or extend them.

Specifically: eventually we need to have documentation how the sigma_ul relates to confidence levels, as many people want to compute e.g. "95% CL upper limits" and there's always the issue of one-sided vs two-sided to get right when converting between those p-values and sigmas.
Probably it's not clear what exactly happens at the moment, but @adonath - if you put your best guess on what's computed here in the docstring, then I'll meditate on it over the weekend.

adonath added 2 commits Jul 7, 2017
@adonath adonath merged commit 1ff7a6c into gammapy:master Jul 7, 2017
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@cdeil cdeil changed the title Implement flux points upper limit estimation Add flux points upper limit estimation Aug 31, 2017
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