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Suzaku News #013: Profit version 1.0 Announcement
The Suzaku Guest Observer Facilities is pleased to announce the
release of Profit version 1.0 at:
A graphical first-look tool for moderate to high-resolution spectral
data, profit can display spectra, identify and label emission lines,
and measure velocity shifts amongst other features. It can read
spectral files in the common PHA format used for X-ray spectral data
as well as Type II PHA files used for Chandra grating data and simple
ASCII text files.
Profit includes atomic data for both collisional and photoionized plasma
models, and uses this data to identify features and display spectra in
velocity space. The collisional data are from the ATOMDB database
(http://cxc.harvard.edu/atomdb) and the photoionized data are from the
XSTAR code (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/xstar/).
Profit can be downloaded from
in both source and binary form.
Profit should run on most Unix-based systems; pre-compiled binaries
are available for:
* Mac OSX (v10.3 and 10.4)
* Solaris 8
* Linux (libc 2.3)
Profit is still in active development, so comments and suggestions
are welcome; please use the Feedback form on the Profit website
to contact the developers.
A service of the U.S. Suzaku Guest Observer Facility, NASA/GSFC.
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