Artemis: EXAFS Data Analysis using Feff with Larch or Ifeffit

I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter
of stags, who delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword. Over the shadowy
hills and windy peaks she draws her golden bow, rejoicing in the chase, and sends out grievous
shafts. The tops of the high mountains tremble and the tangled wood echoes awesomely with the
outcry of beasts: earthquakes and the sea also where fishes shoal. But the goddess with a bold
heart turns every way destroying the race of wild beasts: and when she is satisfied and has
cheered her heart, this huntress who delights in arrows slackens her supple bow and goes to the
great house of her dear brother Phoebus Apollo, to the rich land of Delphi, there to order the
lovely dance of the Muses and Graces.

                                               Homeric Hymns XXVII
                                               Translated by H. G. Evelyn-White


ARTEMIS is the goddess of the hunt, which is an apt metaphor for the chore of data analysis. The name also suggests a fallacious pun which works in English and in the Romance languages and which suggests that EXAFS data analysis is more an art than a science.


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