Warning: xe at redshift zero is < 1 in CosmoMC

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srijita sinha
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Warning: xe at redshift zero is < 1 in CosmoMC

Post by srijita sinha » August 22 2020

Hi,

I am a novice in CosmoMC and please pardon if it is a trivial question and already answered.

I want to constrain the six parameter [math]CDM model with fsigma8 data given in table: III of https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.10538.
For that, I have written a likelihood similar to bao.f90. When I am using only the fsigma8 data with action = 2, I am getting the minimum values. But when I am using it with action = 0, it is not constraining [math], [math] and [math] well. The contour plots look blotchy even after increasing the range. The code stops with the error

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CAMB error ThemoData Init: failed to find the end of recombination
When I am using both Planck 2018 and fsigma8, I am getting nice contours but the error message,

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Warning: xe at redshift zero is < 1

Check input parameters a Reionization_xe

function in the Reionization module
is there.
I understand it is related to CAMB. What is it that I need to take care?
I did not change any parameter value given in CosmoMC May 2020.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Warning: xe at redshift zero is < 1 in CosmoMC

Post by Antony Lewis » August 22 2020

If you are only using fsigma8 you should fix unconstrained parameters.

The second message is probably harmless, though that should not happen at all often with Planck data.

srijita sinha
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Re: Warning: xe at redshift zero is < 1 in CosmoMC

Post by srijita sinha » August 22 2020

Thanks for the reply

I am using the default Theta parametrization with default params_CMB_default.ini. I only increased the ranges of those parameters ([math]). Which are the unconstraint parameters?

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