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README.md

MulensModel

MulensModel is package for modeling microlensing (or μ-lensing) events.

Latest release: 1.5.3 and we're working on further developing the code.

MulensModel can generate a microlensing light curve for a given set of microlensing parameters, fit that light curve to some data, and return a chi2 value. That chi2 can then be input into an arbitrary likelihood function to find the best fit parameters.

A few useful resources:

Documentation includes description of input and output of every function.

If you want to learn more about microlensing, please visit Microlensing Source website.

Currently, MulensModel supports:

  • Lens Systems: point lens or binary lens.
  • Source Stars: single source or binary source.
  • Effects: finite source (1-parameter), parallax (satellite & annual), binary lens orbital motion, different parametrizations of microlensing models.

Need more? Open an issue or send us an e-mail.

Are you using MulensModel for scientific research? Please give us credit by citing the paper and ASCL reference.

How to install?

Download the source code and run:

python setup.py install

MulensModel requires some standard packages plus astropy package. To make sure that you have everything that's needed, just run:

pip install -r requirements.txt

If you have any problems, please contact the authors and we will try to help.


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