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Starlink Software Collection - Namaka Release Notes

this page is a work in progress used to hold the release notes as work on namaka proceeds

General

  • Major updates to SMURF to support SCUBA-2 data processing
  • The MAG library has been removed along with the routines in KAPPA and TSP that used them.
  • We have fixed the Starlink URLs so that www.starlink.ac.uk, star-www.rl.ac.uk and www.starlink.rl.ac.uk all point to JAC.

New Applications

Changes to Applications

Convert

  • FITS2NDF
    • Some fixes to the handling of UKIRT CGS4 data from the UKIRT archive at CASU (which are in FITS format).

CURSA

  • Now works with bash shell.

Figaro

  • Fixed initialisation bug in ARC2D that prevented editing of the spectral-line table.

KAPPA

  • HISTAT
    • Fix problem reporting percentiles.
  • LISTSHOW
    • A new Parameter STEP has been added that allows a subset of the positions identifiers between FIRST and LAST to be displayed.
  • MAKESURFACE
    • Output variances can now be created for spline fits.
  • NDFTRACE
    • Correctly write FPIXSCALE even if QUIET.
  • PSF
    • A bug has fixed in the normalisation of the fit in cases where both the NORM and GAUSS parameters are set FALSE.
  • WCSSLIDE
    • A bug has been fixed that could lead to incorrect shifts when using the ABS parameter.

SMURF

  • SC2CLEAN
    • The parameter DCBOX has been renamed DCFITBOX.
    • DCBAD and DCFLAGALL parameters have been removed.

Changes to Libraries

AST

  • The KeyMap class has a new method called astMapCopy/AST_MAPCOPY that copies entries from one KeyMap to another KeyMap.

  • The KeyMap class now supports entries that have undefined values. A new method called astMapPutU/AST_MAPPUTU will store an entry with undefined value in a keymap.

  • The KeyMap class has a new boolean attribute called MapLocked. If true (non-zero), an error is reported if an attempt is made to add any new entries to a KeyMap (the value associated with any old entry may still be changed without error). The default is false (zero).

  • The Object class has a new method called astHasAttribute/AST_HASATTRIBUTE that returns a boolean value indicating if a specified Object has a named attribute.
  • The SkyFrame class has two new read-only boolean attributes called IsLatAxis and IsLonAxis that can be used to determine the nature of a specified SkyFrame axis.

  • A bug has been fixed in the astRebin(Seq)/AST_REBIN(SEQ) methods that could cause flux to be lost from the edges of the supplied array.
  • A bug has been fixed in the astRebin(Seq)/AST_REBIN(SEQ) methods that caused the first user supplied parameter to be interpreted as the full width of the spreading kernel, rather than the half-width.
  • The StcsChan class now ignores case when reading STC-S phrases (except that units strings are still case sensitive).

  • The Channel class now has an Indent attribute that controls indentation in the text created by astWrite/AST_WRITE. The StcsIndent and XmlIndent attributes have been removed.

  • All classes of Channel now use the string "<bad>" to represent the floating point value ASTBAD, rather than the literal formatted value (typically "-1.79769313486232e+308" ).

  • The KeyMap class now uses the string "<bad>" to represent the floating point value ASTBAD, rather than the literal formatted value (typically "-1.79769313486232e+308" ).

  • The KeyMap class has a new method called astMapPutElem<X>/AST_MAPPUTELEM<X> that allows a value to be put into a single element of a vector entry in a KeyMap. The vector entry is extended automatically to hold the new element if required.

  • The DSBSpecFrame class now reports an error if the local oscillator frequency is less than the absoliute value of the intermediate frequency.
  • A new method astQuadApprox produces a quadratic fit to a 2D Mapping.
  • A new method astSkyOffsetMap produces a Mapping from absolute SkyFrame coordinates to offset SkyFrame coordinates.

ATL

  • Add ATL_ADDWCSAXIS for adding a new independent axis to an existing frameset.
  • Add ATL_PTFTD to put a double precision value into a FitsChan

  • Remove ATL_MAPCOPY since this functionality is now present in AST directly.

KAPLIBS

  • New routine (kpg1Config) for reading a configuration file and merging the contents with defaults.
  • Config files can now include "<def>" to revert to the default value.

  • Config files can now include "<undef>" to store an undefined value using kpy1Kymap.

  • Removed support for FITS tapes.

NDG

  • C interface added for NDG_ADDGH
  • Now uses PSX_WORDEXP rather than ONE_SHELL_ECHO and ONE_FIND_FILE.
  • Some fixes to the provenance code to determine whether an ancestor refers to the same file.

PSX

  • The new routine PSX_WORDEXP has been added to provide a wrapper around the POSIX wordexp() function. This allows strings to be expanded with environment variables and wildcards without forking a new shell.

Starlink: Namaka (last edited 2020-09-23 19:24:07 by MalcolmCurrie)