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stellar population synthesis code

(SPS code)
(software to perform stellar population synthesis)

Stellar population synthesis code is software to carry out stellar population synthesis, the process of finding a combination of stars likely to be producing the spectrum of a particular galaxy or stellar cluster. Input includes a library of spectra of stars of various types. Modern models incorporate parameters such as initial mass function and star formation rate to create synthetic populations; Various combinations of stars could produce a typical galaxy spectrum, so assumptions pinning down likely stellar populations help produce plausible model populations. Examples:

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computational astrophysics