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[ascl:2111.010] Nii: Multidimensional posterior distributions framework

Nii implements an automatic parallel tempering Markov chain Monte Carlo (APT-MCMC) framework for sampling multidimensional posterior distributions and provides an observation simulation platform for the differential astrometric measurement of exoplanets. Although this code specifically focuses on the orbital parameter retrieval problem of differential astrometry, Nii can be applied to other scientific problems with different posterior distributions and offers many control parameters in the APT part to facilitate the adjustment of the MCMC sampling strategy; these include the number of parallel chains, the β values of different chains, the dynamic range of the sampling step sizes, and frequency of adjusting the step sizes.

[ascl:2312.018] PyMsOfa: Python package for the Standards of Fundamental Astronomy (SOFA) service

PyMsOfa accesses the International Astronomical Union’s SOFA library (ascl:1403.026) from Python. It offers a wrapper package based on a foreign function library for Python (ctypes), a wrapper with the foreign function interface for Python calling C code (cffi), and a package directly written in pure Python codes from SOFA subroutines. PyMsOfa is suitable for the astrometric detection of habitable planets of the Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) mission and for the frontier themes of black holes and dark matter related to astrometric calculations and other fields.