Chapter 3: Search Chaining#

In chapter 3, we introduce non-linear search chaining, whereby model-fits are chained together to enable efficient and robust modeling of large strong lens samples.

The chapter contains the following tutorials:

Tutorial 1: Search Chaining - Breaking the lens modeling procedure into a chained sequence of model-fits.

Tutorial 2: Prior Passing - How the results of earlier searches are passed to later searches.

Tutorial 3: Lens and Source - Fitting the lens’s light followed by its mass using chained searches.

Tutorial 4: Two Lens galaxies - Modeling a strong lens with two lens galaxies using chained searches.

Tutorial 5: Complex Source - Using multiple light profiles to fit a complex and irregular source using chained searches.

Tutorial 6: SLaM - Template pipelines for fitting lens model is standardized ways.