CMB Toolbox Overview
We provide links to a number of useful tools for CMB and
Astronomy in general.
- CMB Simulations - High-resolution, full-sky microwave temperature simulations including secondary anisotropies.
- CAMB -
Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background that computes spectra for a set of CMB parameters.
LAMBDA provides a web-based interface for this tool.
Lewis and Challinor
- CMBEASY -
A C++ package, initially based on CMBFAST, now featuring a parameter likelihood package as well. Doran
- CMBFast -
A tool that computes spectra for the cosmic background for a given set of CMB parameters.
This tool is not being actively developed and is no longer avaiable for download; see
Seljak and Zaldarriaga
- CMBview -
A Mac OS X program for viewing HEALPix-format CMB data on an OpenGL-rendered sphere.
- COMBAT -
A set of computational tools for CMB analysis.
Borrill et al.
- CosmoMC -
A Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo engine for exploring cosmological parameter space.
Lewis and Bridle
- CosmoNet -
Accelerated cosmological parameter estimation using Neural Networks.
- GLESP -
Gauss-Legendre sky pixelization package.
Doroshkevich, et al.
- GSM -
Predicted all-sky maps at any frequency from 10 MHz to 100 GHz. de Oliveira-Costa.
- HEALPix - A spherical sky
pixelization scheme. The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data skymap products
are supplied in this form. Górski et al.
- IGLOO -
A sky pixelization package.
Crittenden and Turok
- MADCAP -
Microwave Anisotropy Data Computational Analysis Package.
Borrill et al.
- PICO -
Integrates with CAMB and/or CosmoMC for cosmological parameter estimation using machine learning.
Wandelt and Fendt
- RADPACK -
Radical Compression Analysis Package.
Software to calculate the recombination history of the Universe.
Seager, Sasselov, and Scott
- SkyViewer - A LAMBDA-developed OpenGL-based program to
display HEALPix-based skymaps stored in FITS format files.
- SpiCE -
Spatially Inhomogenous Correlation Estimator.
Szapudi et al.
- WMAPViewer - A LAMBDA-developed web-based
CMB map viewing tool using a technology similar to that found on maps.google.com.
SDSS LRG DR7 Likelihood Software - A software package
that computes likelihoods for Luminous Red Galaxies (LRG) data from the seventh
release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).
- WMAP Likelihood
Software - A software library used by the WMAP team to compute Fisher and
Master matrices and to compute the likelihoods of various models. This is the
same software found on the WMAP
products list; more information may be found
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