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ligo-cbc/pycbc: Post-O2 release 5

Alex Nitz; Ian Harry; Duncan Brown; Christopher M. Biwer; Josh Willis; Tito Dal Canton; Larne Pekowsky; Thomas Dent; Andrew R. Williamson; Collin Capano; Soumi De; Miriam Cabero; Bernd Machenschalk; Prayush Kumar; Steven Reyes; Thomas Massinger; Amber Lenon; Stephen Fairhurst; Alex Nielsen; shasvath; Francesco Pannarale; Leo Singer; Duncan Macleod; Stanislav Babak; Hunter Gabbard; dfinstad; John Veitch; CBC Sugar; Sebastian Khan; Lorena Magaña Zertuche

This is the fourth post-O2 release of PyCBC for analysis of data taken during Advanced LIGO's second observing run and Advanced Virgo's first observing run.

This release has been tested against LALSuite with the hash:


This release fixes some issues with v1.9.0's optimal_snr code, adds in the ability to generate omega scans in workflows, and includes some minor bug-fixes and the usual ongoing development.

Details of the changes since the last release are at

A Docker container for this release is available from the pycbc/pycbc-el7 repository on Docker Hub and can be downloaded using the command:

docker pull pycbc/pycbc-el7:v1.9.1

On a machine with CVMFS installed, a pre-built virtual environment is available for Red Hat 7 compatible operating systems by running the command:

source /cvmfs/

and for Debian 8 compatible operating systems by running the command:

source /cvmfs/

A bundled pycbc_inspiral executable for use on the Open Science Grid is available at


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