Running the MegaBEAST


The MegaBEAST is specifically setup to use the output of BEAST runs. Currently it can be run on a single set output from a single BEAST run.

Plans and prototype code exist for running the MegaBEAST on BEAST results ordered spatially to have all the stars in a region split in to smaller pixels. More information on the BEAST spatial reordering can be found in the BEAST documentation.


The MegaBEAST should be installed (see Installing the MegaBEAST.).

The MegaBEAST is run from the commandline using a MegaBEAST Settings file.

For fitting a single stellar population with a foreground screen of dust:

$ mb_fit_single mb_settings.txt

MegaBEAST outputs