Make_catalog: Getting started

The public version of the package hyperz contains also the program make_catalog, useful to build simulated catalogues and to study the accuracy of photometric redshifts as a function of different parameters. The plots in the cover of this manual are an example of this kind of application. Basically, make_catalog compute magnitudes using the same template SEDs previously described, and then photometric errors are introduced as Gaussian noise. After a successful installation, the program can be called simply typing make_catalog and writing the name of the main parameter file, called by default catalog.param.


micol bolzonella