CosmoMC: How H0 is calculated from theta/where is it saved?

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CosmoMC: How H0 is calculated from theta/where is it saved?
Hi all,
I’m a begginer with CosmoMC, trying inside the cosmoMC/source/MCMC.f90 source file to redefine parameter power spectrum spectral index in terms of w, Omega_DE, Omega_K, so I have an expression n_s(w,Ω_DE,Ω_K). Such expression is complicated, but not relevant to my question. I’ve checked:
I'm modifying the code inside the subroutine FastDragging subroutine.
I need Ω_DE, so to get Ω_DE I need the Hubble parameter h, since of course
Ω_DE = 1  Ω_K  Ω_bh^2 / h^2  Ω_ch^2 / h^2
My problem is, I can’t find where the Hubble parameter h is saved or
calculated. I’ve seen in this (http://cosmocoffee.info/viewtopic.php?p=5322) and this posts (http://cosmocoffee.info/viewtopic.php?t ... eta+hubble) that H0 is calculated from theta in the params_CMB.f90 through a binnary search, but I cannot find the specific part of the code that does so.
My questions are:
 Is the variable H0 saved anywhere in MCMC.f90 with a variable name that I dont know?
 Same question for Omega_DE?
 Or what is the code/equation that calculates H0 or Omega_DE so I can use it inside MCMC.F90?
I've cheched that the variables names CurParams%P(...) in the FastDragging subroutine on MCM.f90 correspond to
n_s is in variable name CurParams%P(8)
w > CurParams%P(16)
Ω_bh^2 > CurParams%P(1)
Ω_ch^2 > CurParams%P(2)
Ω_K > CurParams%P(5)
I’ve been unable to find it on the code and
after looking everywhere I did not know where else to ask. If you could help
me I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks in advance
I’m a begginer with CosmoMC, trying inside the cosmoMC/source/MCMC.f90 source file to redefine parameter power spectrum spectral index in terms of w, Omega_DE, Omega_K, so I have an expression n_s(w,Ω_DE,Ω_K). Such expression is complicated, but not relevant to my question. I’ve checked:
I'm modifying the code inside the subroutine FastDragging subroutine.
I need Ω_DE, so to get Ω_DE I need the Hubble parameter h, since of course
Ω_DE = 1  Ω_K  Ω_bh^2 / h^2  Ω_ch^2 / h^2
My problem is, I can’t find where the Hubble parameter h is saved or
calculated. I’ve seen in this (http://cosmocoffee.info/viewtopic.php?p=5322) and this posts (http://cosmocoffee.info/viewtopic.php?t ... eta+hubble) that H0 is calculated from theta in the params_CMB.f90 through a binnary search, but I cannot find the specific part of the code that does so.
My questions are:
 Is the variable H0 saved anywhere in MCMC.f90 with a variable name that I dont know?
 Same question for Omega_DE?
 Or what is the code/equation that calculates H0 or Omega_DE so I can use it inside MCMC.F90?
I've cheched that the variables names CurParams%P(...) in the FastDragging subroutine on MCM.f90 correspond to
n_s is in variable name CurParams%P(8)
w > CurParams%P(16)
Ω_bh^2 > CurParams%P(1)
Ω_ch^2 > CurParams%P(2)
Ω_K > CurParams%P(5)
I’ve been unable to find it on the code and
after looking everywhere I did not know where else to ask. If you could help
me I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks in advance

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CosmoMC: How H0 is calculated from theta/where is it saved?
Hi Manuel,
I would caution against making the modifications you are wanting to make in MCMC.f90 and rather suggest that you make those changes where the params array is passed to the CMB data type. All of this is done in CosmologyParameterizations.f90 (that file replaced params_CMB.f90 in the OOP versions of CosmoMC). Of particular interest to you are the routines SetForH and SetFast.
Hope that helps.
Jason
I would caution against making the modifications you are wanting to make in MCMC.f90 and rather suggest that you make those changes where the params array is passed to the CMB data type. All of this is done in CosmologyParameterizations.f90 (that file replaced params_CMB.f90 in the OOP versions of CosmoMC). Of particular interest to you are the routines SetForH and SetFast.
Hope that helps.
Jason

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CosmoMC: How H0 is calculated from theta/where is it saved?
Hello,
I'm interested in this question too. I looked at subroutine "SetForH" in CosmologyParameterization.f90. It seems that "SetForH" just passes an input H0 to CMB%H0. And I'm still wondering how that H0 is calculated from the base parameters as they vary in the chains.
By the way, I'm also trying to understand the difference between setting a Gaussian prior for H0 using "H0_prior= mean std", and modifying "H0" and "H0_err" in HST.ini.
Thanks,
Yajing
I'm interested in this question too. I looked at subroutine "SetForH" in CosmologyParameterization.f90. It seems that "SetForH" just passes an input H0 to CMB%H0. And I'm still wondering how that H0 is calculated from the base parameters as they vary in the chains.
By the way, I'm also trying to understand the difference between setting a Gaussian prior for H0 using "H0_prior= mean std", and modifying "H0" and "H0_err" in HST.ini.
Thanks,
Yajing

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Re: CosmoMC: How H0 is calculated from theta/where is it sav
It does a binary search to find the H0 value that gives the required theta.
There's very little difference between the two H0 priors, though the latter includes a tiny correction for the observations not being at redshift zero.
There's very little difference between the two H0 priors, though the latter includes a tiny correction for the observations not being at redshift zero.