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### CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 17 2019**

by **Graeme Addison**

I was looking at the DES files (batch3/DES.ini, data/DES/*) in the master branch and am having some trouble figuring out whether/how I can reproduce the DES or DES+Planck lensing results shown in the Planck 2018 papers. For example, what do I need to set as priors to reproduce the green, grey, and red contours from Fig 19 of Planck 2018 VI.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.06209? In footnote 22 on page 27 it says "Here we assume consistent (DES) priors for DES and CMB lensing results". What are these priors? DES did not fit using the CosmoMC params (ombh2, omch2, theta etc.), right?

Sorry if there's some documentation on this and I missed it...

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 17 2019**

by **Antony Lewis**

You want to use

This switches the CosmoMC parameterization to the "astro" parameterization which can mimic what DES did.

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 17 2019**

by **Graeme Addison**

Ah, thank you, I did indeed miss that.

Is there anywhere I could find a .covmat to use as a proposal matrix for the astro parameterization with DES? If not, and it's not too much trouble, could you send me one?

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 18 2019**

by **Graeme Addison**

Two more questions (posting here instead of replying to your email, Antony, in case this is useful for other people reading the forum):

1) Does the DES likelihood include the corrections to the covariance matrix described in Appendix C of the DES

https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.01530? I guess yes, since just from .likestats for the full 3x2pt shear+galaxy-galaxy+galaxy clustering I get a chi-squared around 500, and in the paper they say updating the covariance takes them from 572 to 497.

2) What's the best way to make a plot showing the DES data points and one or more theory curves (e.g. show two curves with two different theory models)? I see there's a function that seems to write the theory prediction called WL_WriteLikelihoodData in source/wl.f90. Do I just need to set test_output_root and run action=4?

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 19 2019**

by **Antony Lewis**

1. Yes, it should have their final published covariance

2. I think you can do that. You can also use the python version under python/planck/DES.py with something like

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```
from planck.DES import DES_like
DESlens = DES_like(DESdataset_file, dataset_params={'used_data_types': 'xip xim'})
lens_theory = DESlens.get_theory_for_params(param_dictionary)
fig, axs = plt.subplots(DESlens.nzbins, DESlens.nzbins, figsize=(figsize, figsize), sharex='col', sharey='row')
for ax in axs.reshape(-1): ax.axis('off')
for f1, f2 in DESlens.bin_pairs[0]:
ax = axs[f2, f1]
ax.axis('on')
xip = DESlens.data_arrays[0][f1, f2]
fac = 1e4 * DESlens.theta_bins
xip = xip * fac
ax.errorbar(DESlens.theta_bins, xip, fac * DESlens.errors[0][f1, f2], color='C0', fmt='.')
ax.semilogx(DESlens.theta_bins, fac * lens_theory[0][f1, f2], color='k', ls='--')
```

(the full script I used to make the figure in the Planck parameter paper should be added to cosmomc when the +DES chains are finally published with the likelihoods)

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 19 2019**

by **Graeme Addison**

Oh, neat, I haven't been paying attention to the CosmoMC python stuff. Thanks! For the param_dictionary in this line is there a quick way to read a set of the DES nuisance params from DES chain files files (e.g. a .likestats or .minimum file)?

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`lens_theory = DESlens.get_theory_for_params(param_dictionary)`

### Re: CosmoMC: help with DES likelihood and priors

Posted: **April 19 2019**

by **Antony Lewis**

You can use e.g.

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```
from getdist.types import BestFit
param_dic=BestFit(r'chain_name.minimum', want_fixed=True).getParamDict()
```