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URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/releasenotes/ciao_4.3_release.html

CIAO 4.3 Release Notes


[New] CALDB 4.4.6.1 was released on 02 December 2011.

Notable changes and improvements in CIAO 4.3:



Software Patch: version 2 of the tools package

mkrmf bug fix


How CALDB 4.4.6.1 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.4.6.1 Release Notes

ACIS Grating Data


How CALDB 4.4.6 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.4.6 Release Notes

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.4.5 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.4.5 Release Notes

ACIS Imaging Data

HRC-S Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.4.3 Affects Your Analysis

ACIS Imaging Data

ACIS Grating Data

HRC-S/LETG Grating Data


How CALDB 4.4.2 Affects Your Analysis

ACIS Imaging & Grating Data


How CIAO 4.3 and CALDB 4.4.1 Affect Your Analysis

Some tool changes and calibration files released in CIAO 4.3 and CALDB 4.4.1 affect analyses in progress. This section of the release notes describes those changes and which tasks are affected.

Compatibility

ACIS Imaging Data

ACIS Grating Data

HRC-S Imaging Data

HRC-I Imaging & Grating Data


Installation

Users should be aware of these installation items before installing CIAO 4.3. Additional problems which are seen less frequently are listed on the Installation & Smoke Tests bug page.

Mac OS X 10.5: incompatible library

Solaris: CALDB download fails with a checksum error

Remove the .fontconfig cache

Remove old parameter files and .rc files


Tools

acis_process_events

addresp

aprates

arestore

arfcorr

axbary

calvalid, calmerge, & calindex

celldetect

create_bkg_map

dither_region

dmcoords

dmellipse

dmextract

dmgti

dmimg2jpg

dmimgfilt

dmimgcalc

dmimgpm

dmmaskbin

dmmerge

dmregrid2

dmstat

dmtype2split

eff2evt

evalpos

hrc_dtfstats

hrc_process_events

mkpsfmap

mkrmf

mkwarf

modelflux

pileup_map

pimms

psf_project_ray

reproject_events

reproject_image

reproject_image_grid

rmfimg

sky2tdet

sso_freeze

srcextent

tgextract

wavdetect

wcs_match

wcs_update

wrecon

wtransform


Parameter Files

A summary of parameter files changes is provided in this section. Refer to the Tools section of these release notes for complete details.

We recommend deleting all the old parameter files or renaming the parameter-file directory before running any new version of CIAO to avoid conflicts. More information is available in the FAQ.

acis_process_events

calvalid, calmerge, & calindex

dmgti

dmimgpm

dmstat

dmtype2split

eff2evt

mkpsfmap

psf_project_ray

srcextent

wavdetect


Data Model

FITS V3.0 and WCS standards

Enhancements & Bug Fixes

ASCII Kernel

Crates Library


ChIPS

Removal of S-Lang Support

Startup Options and .chips.rc

WCS Support

Panning and Zoom

Picking Coordinates

Exporting Fonts

Error Messages

Additional Enhancements & Bug Fixes


Sherpa

Removal of S-Lang Support

Startup Options and .sherpa.rc

Parallelization

Loading and Viewing Data

Filtering Data

Instrument Responses and PSFs

Models and Parameters

Fitting

Plotting

Saving

Additions to the utils module

Additional Enhancements & Bug Fixes


GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces)

ds9 and dax

prism


Libraries

cxcparam

dslib

hdrlib

pixlib

regionlib

scconvlib

stacklib

tcdlib


Environment

Automatic Update of Configuration Files for Python Users

IPython

Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Package Versions


Analysis Scripts

The CIAO contributed scripts package is available from the Scripts page and is considered a required part of the installation. It should be installed with the ciao-install script when CIAO 4.3 is installed.

Infrastructure Changes

Importing Routines from the Contributed Modules

acisspec

chandra_repro

combine_spectra

SherpaCL

specextract


Documentation

CIAO News

Analysis Threads