The 7-Steps of the data analysis

Yukikatsu Terada, Aya Bamba, Junko S. Hiraga, Naoki Isobe, Aya Kubota, Naomi Ota, Piero Ranalli, Atsushi Senda, Motoko Suzuki, Toru Tamagawa, Yuji Urata, Masanobu Ozaki, Ken Ebisawa, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Hironori Matsumoto, Izumi Yamagishi, Takayuki Tamura, Koji Mukai, Lorella Angelini, Kenji Hamaguchi

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It may seem to be difficult to analyze the Suzaku data, but the data structure and the tools are rather simple. We have constructed the way to process Suzaku FITS data and ftools for over ten years. We have prepared three kinds of manuals to analyze the data; Seven step manual of the XIS and the HXD for beginners, first step manual to walk through the analyses, and the ABC guide as a full manual. In the actual analyses, we have to be careful about events in operation and the limitations in the calibration of instruments. In this paper, the data structure, tools, and manuals with activities of help desks, current status of processing are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number169
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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