Artistools is collection of plotting, analysis, and file format conversion tools for the ARTIS radiative transfer code.


First clone the repository, for example:

git clone

Then from within the repository directory run:

python3 -m pip install -e .


Type "artistools" at the command-line to get a full list of commands. The most frequently used commands are:

  • plotartisestimators
  • plotartislightcurve
  • plotartisnltepops
  • plotartisnonthermal
  • plotartisradfield
  • plotartisspectrum

Use the -h option to get a list of command-line arguments for each command. Most of these commands would usually be run from within an ARTIS simulation folder.

Example output

Emission plot
NLTE plot
Estimator plot