The analysis threads are meant to demonstrate the use of the Fermitools for a number of standard types of analyses, and indeed, many users may find working through these threads to be the best introduction to the tools. Some of the threads present elementary analyses and start with the extraction of the data from the relevant databases, while others are more advanced analyses that assume that certain processing has already occurred.
But before you, the new user, attempt to follow these threads you should be acquainted with some basic concepts about the data.
Then you should try the 'Data Selection' threads. 'Extract LAT Data' shows you how to extract the data from the FSSC data server and how to perform additional cuts on the data. 'Explore LAT Data' shows you how to explore the data.
Currently only the threads describing analyses covered by the documentation are included here.
If you are interested in standard LAT point source analysis, then you should study the 'Source Analysis' threads.
If you are interested in analyzing gamma-ray burst spectra from the LAT or the GBM, then you should study the 'GRB Analysis' threads.
If you are interested in analyzing pulsar data, then you should study the 'Pulsar Analysis' threads.
If you are interested in generating simulated LAT data, then you should study the 'Observation Simulation' threads.
Over time additional threads will be added to all these categories, and the contribution of new threads will be welcome.