Algorithms Overview

This page contains detailed information about the algorithms used to process the imaging and spectroscopic data used in SDSS, SDSS-III and SDSS-IV.


Important considerations that affect all forms of SDSS data:


Software to view and process SDSS data:

Spectroscopy Algorithms



Algorithms that process infrared spectroscopic data and associated catalogs

Interferometry Spectroscopy

A beginners guide to MARVELS data and a description of pipeline algorithms.

Integral-Field Spectroscopy

Algorithms that process SDSS-IV MaNGA optical integral-field spectroscopy

Target Selection

Algorithms that define how various spectroscopic programs of the SDSS select objects for spectroscopic follow-up