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Last modified: 11 October 2018

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Bugs: dmgroup


Caveats

Minimum and maximum values for the binspec parameter

If there is no min/max given in the binspec parameter, the tool returns the min/max for the datatype for the specified column. If this is a large range, it will fail with

# dmgroup (CIAO): dsALLOCERR -- ERROR: Could not allocate memory.

Workarounds:

  1. Provide a binning specification in the binspec parameter.

  2. If the column range is missing or too large, one may be forced by filtering the column. For example, to establish a PHA range:

    unix% pset dmgroup infile="acis_evt2.fits[pha=1:4096]"