The Exoplanet Predictor Version 1.0 is a command line tool that predicts the number of planets in a system based on its stellar characteristics. The user has two options for usage: single prediction and multiple predictions. For a single prediction, the user must enter eight required inputs through the command line, while for multiple predictions, the user provides the path of a CSV file containing the data for hundreds of systems. The algorithm then outputs the predictions to a "predictions.txt" file. The tool was trained using a database from the NASA Exoplanet Archive. For a web-based experience, the user can visit the GitHub repository for the Interactive Exoplanet Predictor.
In addition to being a standalone command-line tool, this project was also used to collaborate with a fellow student on an interactive web app. The web app provides users with a more enjoyable and user-friendly interface for interacting with the Exoplanet Predictor tool.
This information is important in the field of astronomy, where understanding the properties of exoplanets and their host stars can help us better understand the formation and evolution of planetary systems. The ability to make accurate predictions about the number of planets in a system based on stellar characteristics can also help guide the search for new exoplanets and inform future observations and missions.