Abstract: Tempo analyzes pulsar timing data. Pulse times of arrival (TOAs), pulsar model parameters, and coded instructions are read from one or more input files. The TOAs are fitted by a pulse timing model incorporating transformation to the solar-system barycenter, pulsar rotation and spin-down and, where necessary, one of several binary models. Program output includes parameter values and uncertainties, residual pulse arrival times, chi-squared statistics, and the covariance matrix of the model. In prediction mode, ephemerides of pulse phase behavior (in the form of polynomial expansions) are calculated from input timing models. Tempo is the basis for the Tempo2 (ascl:1210.015) code.
Credit: Nice, D; Demorest, P.; Stairs, I.; Manchester, R.; Taylor, J.; Peters, W.; Weisberg, J.; Irwin, A.; Wex, N.; Huang, Y.
Preferred citation method: Please cite http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006MNRAS.369..655H for general usage and http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006MNRAS.372.1549E when discussing the timing model