Write shtools-formatted spherical harmonic coefficients to a text file.

Usage

shwrite(filename, coeffs, [errors, header, header2, lmax])

Parameters

filename : str
File name of the shtools-formatted spherical harmonic coefficients. If filename ends with ‘.gz’ the file will be automatically compressed with gzip.
coeffs : ndarray, size(2, lmaxin+1, lmaxin+1)
The spherical harmonic coefficients.
errors : ndarray, size(2, lmaxin+1, lmaxin+1), optional, default = None
The errors associated with the spherical harmonic coefficients.
header : str, optional default = None
A string to be written directly before the spherical harmonic coefficients.
header2 : str, optional default = None
A second string to be written directly before the spherical harmonic coefficients.
lmax : int, optional, default = None
The maximum spherical harmonic degree to write to the file.

Notes

This function will write spherical harmonic coefficients (and optionally the errors) to an shtools-formatted text file. If header or header2 are specified, these strings will be written first, directly before the spherical harmonic coefficients. Both real and complex spherical harmonic coefficients are supported.

The spherical harmonic coefficients in the file will be formatted as

l, m, coeffs[0, l, m], coeffs[1, l, m]

where l and m are the spherical harmonic degree and order, respectively. If the errors are included, each line will be formatted as

l, m, coeffs[0, l, m], coeffs[1, l, m], errors[0, l, m], errors[1, l, m]

For each value of increasing l, all the angular orders are listed in inceasing order, from 0 to l.

If the filename ends with ‘.gz’, the file will be automatically compressed using gzip.

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