Welcome to kafe2, the Karlsruhe Fit Environment 2!
kafe2 is a data fitting framework originally designed for use in undergraduate
physics lab courses. It provides a Python toolkit for fitting
models to data via the maximum likelihood method as well as visualizing the fit results.
A quick rundown of why you’d want to use kafe2 can be found
The gist of it is that kafe2 provides a simple, user-friendly interface for
state-of-the-art statistical methods.
It relies on Python packages such as
and can use either
scipy or the minimizer Minuit
contained in the Python package iminuit as the numerical optimization backend.
The first chapter of this documentation gives detailed installation instructions. The Beginner’s Guide explains basic kafe2 usage to cover simple cases (both Python code and kafe2go). The User Guide and the kafe2go Guide describe advanced kafe2 use with Python code or kafe2go. The next chapter explains the mathematical foundations upon which kafe is built. While strictly speaking not required to use kafe2, reading the theory chapter is strongly recommended to understand which features to use in a state-of-the-art data analysis (regardless of whether kafe2 or another data analysis tool is used). The Developer Guide covers topics that are only relevant if you want to work on kafe2 as a developer (still very much WIP). Finally, the API Documentation provides a full description of the user-facing kafe2 application programming interface.
- Installing kafe2
- Beginners Guide
- User Guide
- kafe2go Guide
- Mathematical Foundations
- Developer Guide
- API Documentation