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Last modified: 19 November 2019

URL: https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/ciao/releasenotes/ciao_4.5_release.html

CIAO 4.5 Release Notes


Notable changes and improvements in CIAO 4.5:



How CALDB 4.5.9 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.5.9 Release Notes (release 19 Nov 2013)

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data

HRC-I Imaging Data


How CALDB 4.5.8 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.5.8 Release Notes (release 22 Aug 2013)

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.5.7 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.5.7 Release Notes (release 28 June 2013)

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.5.6 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.5.6 Release Notes (release 28 February 2013)

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data


How CALDB 4.5.5 Affects Your Analysis

CALDB 4.5.5 Release Notes (release 13 December 2012)

ACIS Imaging and Grating Data

HRC Imaging and Grating Data


Installation

Users should be aware of these installation items before installing CIAO 4.5. Additional problems which are seen less frequently are listed on the Installation & Smoke Tests bug page.

Supported Platforms

Updates to the ciao-install Installation Script

Remove old parameter files

Remove the fontconfig cache

IPython Settings


Tools

acis_find_afterglow

addresp

calquiz

dmcoords

dmimgfilt

dmextract

dmhistory

dmmerge

dmsort

hrc_process_events

mkacisrmf

mkexpmap

mkgrmf

mkpsfmap

mkpsf

modelflux

prop_colden

reproject_events

tg_resolve_events

tg_findzo

wavdetect

wcs_match


Parameter Files

A summary of parameter files changes is provided in this section. Refer to the Tools and Analysis Scripts sections 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.

aprates

calquiz

dmimgfilt

mkpsfmap

wcs_match


Data Model

Enhancements & Bug Fixes

PyCrates


ChIPS

Major enhancements to the ChIPS GUI

Other changes


Sherpa

Grouping

Models

Fake

User Interface


GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces)

Prism

Obsvis


Analysis Scripts

The CIAO scripts package is considered a required part of the software installation.

Version names

specextract

Removed: check_ctiapp.sh

Deprecated: merge_all

Deprecated: mkBgReg.pl and mkSubBgReg.pl


Libraries

cxcparam

stack

caldb4-lib


Environment

Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Package Versions


Documentation

Analysis Threads