Welcome to the Colossus concentration tutorial. Concentration is defined as the ratio of the outer radius of a halo to the scale radius, a concept that goes back to the Navarro, Frenk & White papers that proposed the NFW density profile. The Colossus concentration module implements a number of models for the mean or median concentration of halos.

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```
from __future__ import print_function
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib inline
```

As always with Colossus, we need to set a cosmology.

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```
from colossus.cosmology import cosmology
cosmology.setCosmology('planck15');
```

Let's import the concentration module:

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```
from colossus.halo import concentration
```

Now we can evaluate concentrations for a range of models of the c-M relation. First, let's list the models Colossus implements:

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```
for model_name in concentration.models:
print(model_name)
```

While there are functions for each of these models, the easier way to use the concentration module is through the unified concentration() interface. This function does a number of things: it converts between mass definitions, checks the validity of models and so on. Let's say we want to use the Bullock et al. 2001 model to get the concentration of a halo with virial mass $10^{12} M_{\odot}/h$ at $z = 0.5$:

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```
concentration.concentration(1E12, 'vir', 0.5, model = 'bullock01')
```

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Of course, the function also accepts an array of masses, and returns an array of concentrations:

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```
M = 10**np.arange(10.0, 15.0, 1.0)
concentration.concentration(M, 'vir', 0.5, model = 'bullock01')
```

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However, not all models were constrained at all masses and redshifts, and Colossus can warn us in such cases:

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```
concentration.concentration(M, 'vir', 0.5, model = 'dutton14')
```

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The power-law model of Dutton & Maccio 2014 should probably not be used outside the range of masses where it was constrained. But which masses are valid and which aren't? Using the `range_return`

parameter, we can get the function to return a mask that indicates the validity:

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```
c, mask = concentration.concentration(M, 'vir', 0.5, model = 'dutton14', range_return = True)
print(mask)
print(c[mask])
```

Only the lowest mass bin is outside the range, so we won't use that. One thing the concentration module does *not* check is the cosmology: if a model was calibrated only for a particular cosmology, it can still be evaluated even if a different cosmology is set. For example:

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```
concentration.concentration(1E12, 'vir', 0.5, model = 'duffy08')
```

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The Duffy et al. 2008 model was calibrated for a WMAP5 cosmology, so care needs to be taken if we're working in a Planck 2015 cosmology (as set above). Let's put it all together and compare the models implemented in Colossus:

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```
cosmology.setCosmology('bolshoi')
M = 10**np.arange(8.0, 15.4, 0.1)
plt.figure()
plt.xscale('log')
plt.xlabel('M200c(Msun/h)')
plt.ylabel('Concentration')
for model_name in concentration.models:
c, mask = concentration.concentration(M, '200c', 0.0, model = model_name, range_return = True)
plt.plot(M[mask], c[mask], label = model_name.replace('_', '\_'))
plt.xlim(1E3, 4E15)
plt.ylim(2.0, 18.0)
plt.legend();
```