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Paper: A New Approach for the Analysis of Complex Multi-Dimensional Data from Instruments which Detect Individual Photons
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 167
Authors: Jernigan, J. Garrett; Vezie, Michael
Abstract: We present a full realization of an entirely new approach for the analysis of multi-dimensional data in the form of an finite event list of individual photons, typical of many applications in X-ray and gamma -ray astronomy. The new approach is an inverse Monte Carlo method which starts with a list of raw photons of imperfect information and ends with a finite list of model photons of perfect information. The most significant feature of the new method is that all mathematical steps are carried out without the creation of any spectral or spatial bins of photons. The practical utility of this approach required the invention of a new version of a multi-dimensional Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test.
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