# ARTS built-in documentation server

## Workspace Method abs_linesPopulationMatch

### Description

Sets population type for all matching lines.
Match is done with a quantum identifier
Available options:
"LTE" : Assume band is in LTE
"NLTE" : Assume band is in NLTE and the upper-to-lower ratio is known
"VibTemps" : Assume band is in NLTE described by vibrational temperatures and LTE at other levels
"ByHITRANRosenkranzRelmat" : Assume band needs to compute relaxation matrix to derive HITRAN Y-coefficients
"ByHITRANFullRelmat" : Assume band needs to compute and directly use the relaxation matrix according to HITRAN
"ByMakarovFullRelmat" : Assume band needs to compute and directly use the relaxation matrix according to Makarov et al 2020
"ByRovibLinearDipoleLineMixing" : Assume band needs to compute and directly use the relaxation matrix according to Hartmann, Boulet, Robert, 2008, 1st edition
You must have set nlte_field and/or its ilk to use the NLTE methods.
You must have abs_hitran_relmat_data for the ByHITRANXX methods.
You must have ecs_data for the other two relaxation matrix options

**Authors: **Richard Larsson

### Synopsis

abs_linesPopulationMatch( | abs_lines, option, ID ) |

### Variables