Tutorial on the mock-making algorithmsΒΆ

This section of the documentation gives a detailed explanation of the Halotools algorithm for making mock galaxy catalogs. Because of differences in memory allocation, HOD-style mocks are generated with a significantly different algorithm than subhalo-based mocks, and so there are separate tutorials for those two mock-making factory classes: Tutorial on the algorithm for HOD-based mock-making and Tutorial on the algorithm for subhalo-based mock-making, respectively.

Both tutorials are dense as they cover all aspects of the Halotools source code implementing mock-making. If you are instead just looking for information on how to build an HOD-style or subhalo-based model, instead refer to the Tutorial on modeling the galaxy-halo connection section of the documentation.