Last modified: December 2014

AHELP for CIAO 4.11 ChIPS v1


Context: contrib


Contributed CIAO routines for ChIPS.


import chips_contrib.all
from chips_contrib.all import *


The chips_contrib package provides a number of useful routines for ChIPS users, and is provided as part of the CIAO contributed scripts package.

Loading the routines

The module can be loaded into ChIPS, Sherpa or Python scripts by saying one of the following:

from chips_contrib.all import *

This will load in all the modules that are part of this package; this currently includes:

Module Description
chips_contrib.decorators Python decorators for writing routines that use ChIPS
chips_contrib.helix The CubeHelix color table
chips_contrib.images Image-related routines for ChIPS
chips_contrib.regions Region routines for ChIPS
chips_contrib.scatter Create scatter plots for a set of variables (new in CIAO 4.7)
chips_contrib.utils Utility routines for ChIPS such as xlog()

See the ahelp files for the individual packages and the contributed scripts page for further information.

Changes in the scripts 4.7.1 (December 2014) release

The chips_contrib.scatter module is new in this release.

Changes in the scripts 4.6.1 (December 2013) release

The chips_contrib.helix module is new in this release.

Changes in the scripts 4.5.4 (August 2013) release

The chips_contrib.decorators module is new in this release.


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