Spectrum Generation

During the final Monte Carlo iteration, TARDIS calculates the emitted spectrum. We currently employ three diiferent methods for doing this: a basic spectrum generation directly from the Monte Carlo packets, a method using so-called “virtual packets,” and by the formal intrgral method. These are all detailed in the links below.


For this last iteration, TARDIS uses the number of Monte Carlo packets specified in the configuration file under the last_no_of_packets argument. Because this last iteration is used for calculating the actual spectrum, users may want to employ more packets than are used in the previous iterations.