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CIAO 4.1.2 Release Notes


[New] (17 Sep 2009) CALDB 4.1.4 has been released.

[New] (20 Apr 2009) CIAO 4.1 has been patched to CIAO 4.1.2.

CIAO 4.1.2 includes several new CIAO tools, which were initially developed for use with the Chandra Source Catalog (CSC): acis_streak_map, dither_region, evalpos, glvary, and pileup_map. There are also two new tools, also developed for the CSC which are run from the CIAO command line and have a parameter file, but uses Sherpa to do the calculations: srcextent and modelflux.

In addition to a number of improvements to Sherpa in this release, there is a new command - script - which saves every command typed in a Sherpa session to a file.

CIAO 4.1.2 includes a full installation of the CIAO software for Solaris 10 (SunOS 5.10, SPARC). There is also a beta version of a new script, ciao-install, which automates the installation of CIAO and CALDB. Another new script, check_ciao_caldb checks that the CALDB is properly installed for use with CIAO.

CIAO 4.1 Release Notes
CIAO 4.1.1 Release Notes



How CALDB 4.1.4 Affects Your Analysis

Some calibration files released in CALDB 4.1.4, released on 17 September 2009, affect analyses in progress. This section of the release notes describes those changes and which tasks are affected. The changes are arranged by instrument and grating configuration.

ACIS -120 C Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.1.3 Affects Your Analysis

Some calibration files released in CALDB 4.1.3, released on 07 July 2009, affect analyses in progress. This section of the release notes describes those changes and which tasks are affected. The changes are arranged by instrument and grating configuration.

ACIS -120 C Imaging Data

ACIS -120 C Grating Data


Installation

Solaris 10 Release

Installation Script

Clearing out .ipython-ciao


Tools

acis_streak_map

arestore

dither_region

dmcoords

dmextract

dmfilth

dmgti

dmimg2jpg

dmimgthresh

dmregrid

evalpos

glvary

lim_sens

mkpsfmap

modelflux

pileup_map

reproject_events

skyfov

srcextent

wavdetect


Parameter Files

dmcoords

dmimg2jpg


Sherpa

Additions to the Sherpa website are listed in the Documentation section of these release notes.

Wavelength analysis

Log of Sherpa commands

Loading ASCII files

XSpec Models

projection and covariance

Fitting with a PSF

Improvements to Plotting

Gamma and Beta functions from the CEPHES library


GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces)

ds9 and dax


Analysis Scripts and Modules

The CIAO contributed scripts package is available from the 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.

check_ciao_caldb

CIAO and Sherpa Modules


Documentation

Ahelp

New CIAO Threads

New Sherpa Documentation