A common template for plasma sensor table.

Code author: Yoshifumi Futaana

The module is intended to be used for “systematic implementation” of sensor tables, such as for energy, mass, angles. Here systematic means that

  • Same interface (getTable, getBound, getRange methods) for any tables.

  • Version (or variant) control.

For user:

The module provides an coherent way of accessing for the lookup tables for variant of plasma sensors. It is recommended to try to find the sensor specific table at irfpy.<sensorname>.table module.

For developer:

To implement irfpy.<sensorname>.table module, you can make a derived class from Table.

Following will show how to implement a simple VEX/IMA energy table.

import numpy as np

class EnergyTableVexImaSimple(Table):

    version = "1.0"    # It is recommended to make a version/variant control.
    units = "eV/q"     # Defining the unit.  It is better to adopt unitq.nit function.

    def __init__(self):
        self.bnd = np.logspace(1, 4, 97)[::-1]    # From 10 keV to 10 eV with 96 log-sep
        self.tbl = np.sqrt(self.bnd[1:] * self.bnd[:-1])

    def getTable(self):
        return self.tbl[:]

    def getBound(self):
        return self.bnd[:]

    def getRange(self):
        lb = self.tbl * .965
        ub = self.tbl * 1.035
        return np.array([lb, ub])

    def __str__(self):
        return "EnergyTableVexImaSimple: ver 1.0"
class irfpy.util.sensortable.Table[source]

Bases: object

A parent class for plasma sensor table.

version = '(UNDEFINED)'
units = '(UNDEFINED)'

Get the table for the central values.

Get a table with n elements, where n is the number of the data.


Get the table for the edge values, without gap.

Get a table with n+1 elements, where n is the number of the data.

The i-th element in getTable() should be between the i and i+1-th elements in getBound().

This can be used for pcolor or histogram for instance.


Return the range, for example FWHM.

Return [2, n] elements. getRange() [0, :] is the lower bound and getRange() [1, :] is the upper bound.

This can be used for errorbar drawing or gfactor calculation for instance.