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#### OctApps: a library of Octave functions for continuous gravitational-wave data analysis

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1806.07442.pdf

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Joss.00707.pdf

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##### Citation

Wette, K., Prix, R., Keitel, D., Pitkin, M., Dreissgacker, C., Whelan, J. T., et al. (2018).
OctApps: a library of Octave functions for continuous gravitational-wave data analysis.* Journal of
Open Source Software,* *3*(26): 707. doi:10.21105/joss.00707.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-DBFA-F

##### Abstract

Gravitational waves are minute ripples in spacetime, first predicted by
Einstein's general theory of relativity in 1916. Gravitational waves from
rapidly-rotating neutron stars, whose shape deviates from perfect axisymmetry,
are a potential astrophysical source of gravitational waves, but which so far
have not been detected. The search for this type of signals, also known as
continuous waves, presents a significant data analysis challenge, as their weak
signatures are expected to be buried deep within the instrumental noise of the
LIGO and Virgo detectors. The OctApps library provides various functions,
written in Octave, intended to aid research scientists who perform searches for
continuous gravitational waves.