BEAST

The Bayesian Extinction and Stellar Tool (BEAST) is a Python package that fits the ultraviolet to near-infrared photometric SEDs of stars to extract stellar and dust extinction parameters. The stellar parameters are age (t), mass (M), metallicity (M), and distance (d). The dust extinction parameters are dust column (Av), average grain size (Rv), and mixing between type A and B extinction curves (fA).

The full details of the BEAST are provide by Gordon et al. (2016, ApJ, 826, 104). <http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ…826..104G>

Reporting Issues

If you have found a bug in beast please report it by creating a new issue on the beast GitHub issue tracker.

Please include an example that demonstrates the issue sufficiently so that the developers can reproduce and fix the problem. You may also be asked to provide information about your operating system and a full Python stack trace. The developers will walk you through obtaining a stack trace if it is necessary.

Contributing

Like the Astropy project, the beast is made both by and for its users. We accept contributions at all levels, spanning the gamut from fixing a typo in the documentation to developing a major new feature. We welcome contributors who will abide by the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct.

beast follows the same workflow and coding guidelines as Astropy. The following pages will help you get started with contributing fixes, code, or documentation (no git or GitHub experience necessary):

For the complete list of contributors please see the beast contributors page on Github.