Estimating the BoRG z~8 luminosity function, Schmidt et al. (2014) presented a Bayesian framework for obtaining robust and un-biased luminosity functions of samples of photometrically selected Lyman Break galaxies (or any other samples of galaxies for that matter). Mason et al. (2015) extended this formalism to account for the strong and weak lensing magnification bias.
The Bayesian Algorithm for Luminosity Function Fitting (BALFF) used to obtain the Schechter luminosity function fits in Schmidt et al. (2014) and Mason et al. (2015) shown in the figure above, is now publicly available at:
If you find BALFF useful for any current or future work please cite
- Schmidt et al. (2014), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ…786…57S
- Mason et al. (2015), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ…805…79