swMATH ID: 6895
Software Authors: Bassett, Bruce A.; Fantaye, Yabebal; Hlozek, Rene; Kotze, Jacques
Description: Fisher matrix preloaded – Fisher4Cast The Fisher Matrix is the backbone of modern cosmological forecasting. We describe the Fisher4Cast software: A general-purpose, easy-to-use, Fisher Matrix framework. It is open source, rigorously designed and tested and includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI) with automated LATEX file creation capability and {it point-and-click} Fisher ellipse generation. Fisher4Cast was designed for ease of extension and, although written in Matlab, is easily portable to open-source alternatives such as Octave and Scilab. Here we use Fisher4Cast to present new 3D and 4D visualizations of the forecasting landscape and to investigate the effects of growth and curvature on future cosmological surveys. Early releases have been available at url{http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/20008} since mid-2008. The current release of the code is Version 2.2 which is described here. For ease of reference a Quick Start guide and the code used to produce the figures in this paper are included, in the hope that it will be useful to the cosmology and wider scientific communities.
Homepage: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/20008-fisher-matrix-toolbox-fisher4cast
Keywords: Fisher Matrix
Related Software: Matlab; LaTeX; Scilab; Octave
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