fruitbat.table.create(method, output_dir='data', filename=None, zmin=0, zmax=20, num_samples=10000, **kwargs)[source]

Creates an interpolated 1D redshift lookup table which can be read in using load().

  • method (str) – The DM-redshift relation to assume when creating the table.
  • output_dir (str, optional) – The path of the output directory. If output_dir = 'data', then created table will created in the same directory with the builtin tables and will be found when using functions such as calc_redshift(). Default: ‘data’
  • filename (str, optional) – The output filename. If name=None then the filename will become custom_method. Default: None
  • zmin (int or float, optional) – The minimum redshift in the table. Default: 0
  • zmax (int or float, optional) – The maximum redshift in the table. Default: 20
  • num_samples (int, optional) – The number of sample dispersion measure and redshifts. Default: 10000
Keyword Arguments:
  • cosmo (An instance of astropy.cosmology, optional) – The cosmology to assume when calculating the outputs of the table. Required when creating new tables of 'Ioka2003', 'Inoue2004', 'Zhang2018'.
  • free_elec (float or int, optional) – The amount of free electrons per proton mass in the Universe. This applies when using 'Zhang2018'. Must be between 0 and 1. Default: 0.875.
  • f_igm (float or int, optional) – The fraction of baryons in the intergalactic medium. This applies when using 'Zhang2018'. Must be between 0 and 1. Default: 0.83


A compressed file in .npz format containing the arrays 'dm' and 'z'.


>>> def simple_dm(z):
    dm = 1200 * z
    return dm
>>> fruitbat.add_method("simple_dm", simple_dm)
>>> fruitbat.table.create("simple_dm")
>>> frb = fruitbat.Frb(1200)
>>> frb.calc_redshift(method="simple_dm")
<Quantity 1.>
fruitbat.table.load(name, data_dir='data')[source]

Opens a saved .npz file containing ‘dm’ and ‘z’ arrays.

  • name (str) – The name of the file to load.
  • data_dir (str, optional) – The directory containing the data. The whole path must be specified except if data_dir == ‘data’ then it will search in the data subdirectory of the source code. Default: ‘data’

table (numpy.lib.npyio.NpzFile) – The lookup table containing the ‘dm’ and ‘z’ arrays.


>>> table = fruitbat.table.load('Zhang2018_Planck18.npz')
>>> table["dm"]
array([0.00000000e+00, 1.62251609e+00, 3.24675204e+00, ...,
       1.00004587e+04, 1.00010926e+04, 1.00017266e+04])
>>> table["z"]
array([0.00000000e+00, 2.00020002e-03, 4.00040004e-03, ...,
       1.99959996e+01, 1.99979998e+01, 2.00000000e+01])
fruitbat.table.get_z_from_table(dm, table)[source]

Calculates the redshift from a dispersion meausre by interpolating a lookup table.

  • dm (float) – The input dispersion measure
  • table (numpy.lib.npyio.NpzFile) – The lookup table with 'dm' and 'z' arrays.

z (float) – The redshift corresponding to the input disperison measure.


>>> table = fruitbat.table.load('Zhang2018_Planck18.npz')
>>> fruitbat.get_z_from_table(1000, table)