The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: N-body mock challenge for the quasar sample

  title={The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: N-body mock challenge for the quasar sample},
  author={Alex Smith and Etienne Burtin and Jiamin Hou and Richard Neveux and Ashley J. Ross and Shadab Alam and Jonathan Brinkmann and Kyle S. Dawson and Salman Habib and Katrin Heitmann and Jean-Paul Kneib and Brad W. Lyke and H{\'e}lion du Mas des Bourboux and Eva-Maria Mueller and Adam D. Myers and Will J Percival and Graziano Rossi and Donald P. Schneider and Pauline Zarrouk and Gong-Bo Zhao},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
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