batman: BAsic Transit Model cAlculatioN in Python

  title={batman: BAsic Transit Model cAlculatioN in Python},
  author={Laura Kreidberg},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • L. Kreidberg
  • Published 29 July 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
I introduce batman, a Python package for modeling exoplanet transit light curves. The batman package supports calculation of light curves for any radially symmetric stellar limb darkening law, using a new integration algorithm for models that cannot be quickly calculated analytically. The code uses C extension modules to speed up model calculation and is parallelized with OpenMP. For a typical light curve with 100 data points in transit, batman can calculate one million quadratic limb-darkened… 

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