LaSSPIA 




We developed a modification to the calculation of the two-point correlation function commonly used in the analysis of large scale structure in cosmology. An estimator of the two-point correlation function is constructed by contrasting the observed distribution of galaxies with that of a uniformly populated random catalog. Using the assumption that the distribution of random galaxies in redshift is independent of angular position allows us to replace pairwise combinatorics with fast integration over probability maps. The new method significantly reduces the computation time while simultaneously increasing the precision of the calculation. It also allows to introduce cosmological parameters only at the last and least computationally expensive stage, which is helpful when exploring various choices for these parameters. The full description of the algorithm can be found at: arxiv.org/abs/1611.09892

The C++ realization of the algorithm can be downloaded from: github.com/ohindrichs/tpcf

The dependencies include root, which can be downloaded from: root.cern.ch/

The python implementation of the algorithm is coming up very soon.