Suppose I have a cosmological simulation with points in xyz space at a certain redshift in a cube like this:

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And I have these for many cubes of different redshifts say from z=0 to z=2. Now I want to generate how that would look to an observer at z=0. In theory, it should look something like this (from SDSS):

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Is there any software that creates mock surveys like this? My goal is not just to have hydrodynamic simulations but rather mock catalogs that are similar to the SDSS survey. I found the following paper: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/staff/mway/cluster/cole_mnras_300_945.pdf which seems to be mostly what I'm looking for but I can't find any software for this online (it seems this paper was written in the late 90s).

EDIT: I found the following: https://nbodykit.readthedocs.io/en/latest/catalogs/mock-data.html and it might be what I’m looking for. I will update if this is the case

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    $\begingroup$ I thought that we already were in a cosmological simulation! ;-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 26 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ You can also ask in a more program oriented SE. Beside cosmological consideration, the task might be similar in other cases/phenomena. $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Feb 27 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you I probably will do this! $\endgroup$ – kauii8 Feb 27 at 17:27

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