RADIS is a fast line-by-line code for high resolution infrared molecular spectra (emission / absorption, equilibrium / nonequilibrium).

It also includes post-processing tools to compare experimental spectra and spectra calculated with RADIS, or with other spectral codes.

## Getting Started¶

### Install¶

Assuming you have Python installed with the Anaconda distribution just use:

pip install radis


That’s it! You can now run your first example below. If you encounter any problem, or to upgrade the package later, please refer to the detailed installation procedure or report an issue.

### Quick Start¶

Calculate a CO equilibrium spectrum from the HITRAN database, using the calc_spectrum() function. Output is a Spectrum object:

from radis import calc_spectrum
s = calc_spectrum(1900, 2300,         # cm-1
molecule='CO',
isotope='1,2,3',
pressure=1.01325,   # bar
Tgas=700,           # K
mole_fraction=0.1,
path_length=1,      # cm
)
s.apply_slit(0.5, 'nm')       # simulate an experimental slit


Calculate a CO nonequilibrium spectrum from the HITRAN database, with arbitrary units (on your first call, this will calculate and cache the CO(X) rovibrational energies):

from astropy import units as u
s2 = calc_spectrum(1900 / u.cm, 2300 / u.cm,
molecule='CO',
isotope='1,2,3',
pressure=1.01325 * u.bar,
Tvib=700 * u.K,
Trot=300 * u.K,
mole_fraction=0.1,
path_length=1 * u.cm,
)
s2.apply_slit(0.5, 'nm')
s2.plot('radiance', nfig='same')    # compare with previous


Experimental spectra can be loaded using the experimental_spectrum() function and compared with the plot_diff() function. For instance:

from numpy import loadtxt
w, I = loadtxt('my_file.txt').T    # assuming 2 columns
sexp = experimental_spectrum(w, I, Iunit='mW/cm2/sr/nm')
plot_diff(sexp, s)    # comparing with a spectrum 's' calculated previously


Typical output of plot_diff() (below: a CO2 spectrum at 3400 K calculated with the [HITEMP-2010] and [CDSD-4000] line databases): Refer to the Spectrum object guide for more post-processing functions (rescale , crop, remove baselines, combine along the line-of-sight, identify each line, manipulate multiple spectra at once, etc.)

### In the browser (no installation needed!)¶

Alternatively, you can also run RADIS directly in the browser with the RADIS Interactive Examples project. For instance, run the Quick Start example on the link below: Or start a bare RADIS online session: ### More examples¶

The Quick Start examples above automatically downloaded the line databases from [HITRAN-2016], which is valid for temperatures below 700 K. For high temperature cases, you may need to use other line databases such as [HITEMP-2010] (typically T < 2000 K) or [CDSD-4000] (T < 5000 K). These databases must be described in a ~/.radis Configuration file.

More complex examples will require to use the SpectrumFactory class, which is the core of RADIS line-by-line calculations. calc_spectrum() is a wrapper to SpectrumFactory for the simple cases.

Refer to the Examples section for more examples, and to the User Documentation for more details on the code. You can also ask questions on the Q&A Forum or on the community chat ## Content¶

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