Jul 11 – 13, 2023
Amsterdam, NL
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

F-statistic analyses with lalpulsar and PyFstat

Jul 13, 2023, 1:30 PM
Amsterdam, NL

Amsterdam, NL

Science Park 904 1098 XH Amsterdam


Dr David Keitel (david.keitel@uib.es)Mr Rodrigo Tenorio (Universitat de les Illes Balears)


The F-statistic is one of the standard methods for CW searches. We will look at its general motivation from both Frequentist and Bayesian perspectives, its frequency-domain implementation in lalpulsar, and the practical aspects of both coherent and semicoherent searches based on it. We will then use the python package PyFstat for some interactive practical examples.

Primary authors

Dr David Keitel (david.keitel@uib.es) Mr Rodrigo Tenorio (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

Presentation materials