Console2 is a new software package for fitting and analyzing a variety of exoplanetary data. It is a complete rewrite of the old Systemic Console. It consists of a fast, parallelized C library (which you can easily plop into your own project), an R package providing a high-level interface to the library, and an easy-to-use GUI for interactive use and plotting (a specialized R shell).
The package is designed to build on Linux and Mac OS X. Compilation instructions and required packages are available in the archive (README_Compiling.txt).
Mac OS X
If you are running Mac OS X, it is highly recommended you use the pre-compiled package (systemic_*_mac.tar.gz) and avoid the unevitable pain of building a package from the sources. Expand the archive and follow the instructions in the file “README_1st.txt”.
If you’re using a Unix platform, please download the version including only the sources (systemic_*.tar.gz), and read the README_Compiling.txt file to proceed with compiling the package.
Browse versions (Mac/Linux)
Documentation will be forthcoming. In the meantime:
- This tutorial presentation guides you through fitting the Kepler-18 TTV dataset (by Dan Fabrycky and Darin Ragozzine, presented at the Sagan Exoplanet Workshop)
You can check out the papers I wrote with the previous version of the Systemic Console (1.x):
- Meschiari, S., Laughlin, G., et al., The Lick-Carnegie Survey: Four New Exoplanets
- Meschiari, S., Laughlin, G., Systemic: A Testbed for Characterizing the Detection of Extrasolar Planets. II. Numerical Approaches to the Transit Timing Inverse Problem
- Meschiari, S., Wolf, S., et al., Systemic: A Testbed for Characterizing the Detection of Extrasolar Planets. I. The Systemic Console Package
- Planets discovered or characterized using the Systemic Console
Known bugs and limitations