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Last modified: 25 September 2018

URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/releasenotes/ciao_3.2_release.html

CIAO 3.2 Release Notes



How CIAO 3.2 and CALDB 3.0.0 Affect Your Analysis

Some tools and calibration released in CIAO 3.2 and CALDB 3.0.0 affect analyses in progress, i.e. certain processing steps should be run again for greater accuracy. This section of the release notes describes those changes, as well as the affected tasks.

ACIS QE Contamination: Spatial Component

New method for creating ACIS imaging RMFs

ACIS Hot Pixel Tools

Grating Analysis Improvements

CALDB changes since the CIAO 3.1/CALDB 2.27 release


Tools

acis_build_badpix

acis_classify_hotpix

acis_find_hotpix

acis_process_events

acis_run_hotpix

acisreadcorr

aconvolve

arestore

asphist

axbary

celldetect

csmooth

destreak

dmcoords

dmcopy

dmdiff

dmextract

dmfilth

dmgroup

dmgroupreg

dmgti

dmhedit

dmhistory

dmimg2jpg

dmimgcalc

dmimghist

dmimgthresh

dmlist

dmmakereg

dmregrid

dmsort

dmstat

dmtcalc

get_src_region

mkacisrmf

mkrmf

mkwarf

psf_project_ray

reproject_events

skyfov

stk_build

stk_count

stk_read_num

tg_create_mask

tg_resolve_events

tgdetect

tgextract

vtpdetect

wavdetect

wrecon


Parameter Files

Since some of the parameter files have new entries or default values, it is recommended that users delete all old parameter files before running CIAO 3.2. The FAQ on cleaning up parameter files has more information.

acis_process_events

acisreadcorr

ardlib

arestore

asphist

csmooth

destreak

dmcoords

dmdiff

dmfilth

dmhistory

dmregrid

get_src_region

psf_project_ray

stk_build

stk_count

stk_read_num

tg_create_mask

tgdetect


Data Model

Ability to perform weighted binning

Improved Keyword Support

Virtual Column Filtering/Binning for Tables

Other Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Sherpa

Convolution with PSF Models

Fitting Methods

Error Estimation

S-Lang Integration

Miscellaneous Changes

Bug Fixes


Libraries

ardlib

cxcparam

dslib

errlib

fl_acisio

grplib

hdrlib

mtl_libs

regionlib

rmflib

stklib

tcdio

tcdlib


S-Lang Modules

Changes for provide and require

Module Conflicts

caldb

group

paramio

pixlib

region

stack


Analysis Scripts

The CIAO contributed scripts package is available from the CIAO Scripts page and is considered a required part of the installation. The script installation instructions explain where the scripts should be unpacked within the CIAO directory tree.

New Additions

Changes for provide and require

get_sky_limits

paramest.sl

setplot.sl

sherpa_plotfns.sl

sherpa_utils.sl

tg_osort_img


Documentation

New Threads

Updated Threads

Why Topics

CALDB Website