XMM-Newton Users Handbook

6.1.2 The Science Analysis Software (SAS)

The Science Analysis Software (SAS) is the software package to reduce and analyse the XMM-Newton science data. It broadly consists of two main blocks:

The user is referred to the SAS Users Guide for a general description of the SAS, as well as to the on-line available SAS Documentation.

The SOC is maintaining a SAS Scientific Validation page which contains results of the scientific validation of the currently available SAS version. It reflects therefore the data reduction and analysis software state-of-the-art, and provides additional and frequently updated information on the accuracy of the XMM-Newton calibrations.

European Space Agency - XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre