We provide links to a number of useful tools for CMB and
Astronomy in general. Use these tools at your own risk; LAMBDA has not tested them and therefore can assume no responsibility for problems arising from their use.
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).
- ACT Likelihood Software
- ACTPol Likelihood Software
- SPT Likelihood Software
- SPTpol Likelihood Software
- BICEP2/Keck Likelihood Software
- 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. More information may be found
- WMAP Fast - Fast WMAP Likelihood code and GSR PC Functions. Dvorkin and Hu
- CosmoHammer -
Framework to do cosmological parameter estimation with emcee. Akeret and Seehars
- CosmoMC -
A Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo engine for exploring cosmological parameter space. Incorporates CAMB. Written in Fortran 2008.
Lewis and Bridle
- CosmoSIS -
A modular framework for cosmological parameter fitting and forecasting, written in C++ and Python. Zuntz et al
- Monte Python - A Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo engine for
exploring cosmological parameter space. Incorporates CLASS. Written in Python. Audren
- Emcee -
A pure Python implementation of Goodman and Weare's affine invariant Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) ensemble sampler.
- CAMB -
Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background. Fortran 90 anisotropy code.
LAMBDA provides a web-based interface for this tool.
Lewis and Challinor
- CLASS -
Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System. C anisotropy code.
- CMBACT -
Calculates the cmb power spectrum from active sources such as cosmic strings. Pogosian
- CosmoRec -
A code to solve the recombination problem. Similar to RECFAST and HyRec. Chluba
- CosmoSpec -
A fast calculation of the cosmological recombination radiation. Chluba
- CosmoTherm -
The cosmological thermalization code. Chluba
- HEALPix - A spherical sky
pixelization standard. Górski et al.
- HEALPy - A Python wrapper
for HEALPix. Maintained separately from HEALPix. Rosset, Zonca, Reinecke, and Singer
- HyRec -
A code to solve the recombination problem. Similar to RECFAST and CosmoRec. Ali-Haimoud and Hirata
- NaMaster - Pseudo-Cl code for full-sky and flat-sky
angular cross-power spectra calculations for spin-0 and spin-2 fields, including masking, E/B-mode purification, and an arbitrary number of known
contaminants. Code in C and python. Alonso, Sanchez, and Slosar
- PICO -
Integrates with CAMB and/or CosmoMC for cosmological parameter estimation using machine learning.
Wandelt and Fendt
- PolSpice -
A version of Spatially Inhomogenous Correlation Estimator with polarization support added.
Challinor, Chon, Colombi, Hivon, Prunet, and Szapudi
- Python Sky Model - Software for simulating the
Galactic microwave sky
- RECFAST -
Software to calculate the recombination history of the Universe.
Seager, Sasselov, and Scott
- SZPack -
A High precision computation of the SZ effect. Chluba
- Hammurabi - C++ code for simulating polarized Galactic synchrotron emission. Waelkens, Jaffe, Reinecke, Kitaura, and Enßlin
- Component Separation -- List of component separation techniques, only a few with public code. Various authors.
General Cosmology Tools
- AlterBBN -
C code which computes the abundances of the elements predicted by Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). Arbey
- AstroPy -
A community effort to develop a single core package for Astronomy in Python. Astropy Collaboration
- CFITSIO -
A library of C and Fortran routines for reading and writing data in the
- CosmoloPy -
A cosmology package for Python. Kramer
- Cosmology Routine Library -
A set of Fortran routines that are useful for computing various quantities in cosmology. Komatsu
- IDL Astro -
The IDL Astronomy Users Library.
- Log-Normal Galaxies -
Codes for generating log-normal realizations of galaxies in redshift space, and computing the monopole, quadrupole,
and hexadecapole power spectra. Agrawal, Makiya, Chiang, Jeong, Saito, and Komatsu, ADS
- PArthENoPE -
Public Algorithm Evaluating the Nucleosynthesis of Primordial Elements. Fortran77 code which computes the
abundances of elements predicted by BBN. Pisanti
- Conversion Utilities -
A small collection of astronomical conversion utilities.
- Calculators -
A list of links to calculators.
LAMBDA collects educational materials from instructors willing to share their
cosmology-related tools and student labs with the community at large. If you have something you would like to contribute, please
- CMBEASY -
C++ anisotropy code implementation by Edoardo Carlesi. Contains a parameter likelihood package. Based on the work of Michael Doran, Astro-ph / Astro-ph
- CMBFast -
Fortran anisotropy code.
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.
- CosmoNet -
Accelerated cosmological parameter estimation using Neural Networks. Auld, Bridges, and Hobson
- 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.
- IGLOO -
A sky pixelization package.
Crittenden and Turok
- SpiCE -
Spatially Inhomogenous Correlation Estimator.
Szapudi et al.
This collection of tools can only be extended and improved
with your input! Please feel free to send us
suggestions and comments.