TreeFarm.trace_ancestors(halo_type, root_ids, fields=None, filename=None)[source]

Trace the ancestry of a given set of halos.

A merger-tree for a specific set of halos will be created, starting with the last halo catalog and moving backward.

  • halo_type (string) – The type of halo, typically “FOF” for FoF groups or “Subfind” for subhalos.
  • root_ids (integer or array of integers) – The halo IDs from the last halo catalog for the targeted halos.
  • fields (optional, list of strings) – List of additional fields to be saved to halo catalogs.
  • filename (optional, string) – Directory in which merger-tree catalogs will be saved.