swMATH ID: 41040
Software Authors: A.Petri
Description: Mocking the weak lensing universe: The LensTools Python computing package. We present a newly developed software package which implements a wide range of routines frequently used in Weak Gravitational Lensing (WL). With the continuously increasing size of the WL scientific community we feel that easy to use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for common calculations are a necessity to ensure efficiency and coordination across different working groups. Coupled with existing open source codes, such as CAMB (Lewis et al., 2000) and Gadget2 (Springel, 2005), LensTools brings together a cosmic shear simulation pipeline which, complemented with a variety of WL feature measurement tools and parameter sampling routines, provides easy access to the numerics for theoretical studies of WL as well as for experiment forecasts. Being implemented in python (Rossum, 1995), LensTools takes full advantage of a range of state-of-the art techniques developed by the large and growing open-source software community (Jones et al., 2001; McKinney, 2010; Astrophy Collaboration, 2013; Pedregosa et al., 2011; Foreman-Mackey et al., 2013). We made the LensTools code available on the Python Package Index and published its documentation on http://lenstools.readthedocs.io.
Homepage: https://lenstools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
Source Code:  https://github.com/apetri/LensTools
Dependencies: Python
Keywords: Astrophysics; arXiv_astro-ph.CO; arXiv_astro-ph.IM; LensTools; Python; Weak Gravitational Lensing; WL; Simulations
Related Software: Scikit; Astropy; SciPy; CAMB; PyMC; cosmoabc; LAPACK; FFTW; emcee; GADGET; Python
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Mocking the Weak Lensing universe: the LensTools python computing package