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AHELP for CIAO 4.9 Sherpa v1


Context: plotting


Plot the residuals of the fit: (data - model)


plot_resid(id=None, replot=False, overplot=False)


The plot_resid command plots the residuals of the fit, defined to be

(data - model)

The plot_delchi() command will plot

(data - model) / error

Argument Default Description
id 1 (can be changed, see "ahelp get_default_id") the id of the dataset to plot
replot False should previously-calculated arrays be used to create the plot?
overplot False If True then add the data to the current plot, otherwise erase the frame and create a new plot.

The plot is displayed in a ChIPS plotting window. If there is no plotting window open, one is created. If a plotting window exists, the overplot parameter value determines whether the new plot is overlaid on any existing plots in the window or if the window is cleared before the plot is drawn.

ChIPS commands may be used within Sherpa to modify plot characteristics and create hardcopies; refer to the ChIPS website for information.

Plotting Multiple Objects

To plot multiple Sherpa objects - e.g. data, model, fit, residuals - in a single window, use the plot command.

Example 1

sherpa> plot_resid()

Plot the residuals for the default dataset.

Example 2

sherpa> plot_resid("src", overplot=True)

Plot the residuals of the fit for the "src" dataset, overlaying them on any existing plots.


See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

get_data_prof, get_data_prof_prefs, get_delchi_prof, get_delchi_prof_prefs, get_fit_prof, get_model_prof, get_model_prof_prefs, get_resid_prof, get_resid_prof_prefs, get_source_prof, get_source_prof_prefs, plot_chart_spectrum, prof_data, prof_delchi, prof_fit, prof_fit_delchi, prof_fit_resid, prof_model, prof_resid, prof_source
get_arf_plot, get_bkg_plot
normal_sample, t_sample, uniform_sample
get_energy_flux_hist, get_lrt_plot, get_lrt_results, get_photon_flux_hist, get_pvalue_plot, get_pvalue_results, get_split_plot, plot, plot_arf, plot_bkg, plot_cdf, plot_chisqr, plot_data, plot_delchi, plot_energy_flux, plot_fit, plot_model, plot_model_component, plot_order, plot_pdf, plot_photon_flux, plot_pvalue, plot_ratio, plot_scatter, plot_source, plot_source_component, plot_trace, set_xlinear, set_xlog, set_ylinear, set_ylog
get_chisqr_plot, get_delchi_plot

Last modified: November 2016
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