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Updates to the manual

·                                 Fix made to zpowerlaw equation.

·                                 Typo fixes: c6pmekl and c6vmekl were incorrectly written as c6pmkl and c6vmkl respectively.

·                                 Corrected units (‘km’ to ‘kpc’) for nsmaxg and nsx models.

Jul 2014 (v12.8.2 release)

·                                 New models: agauss, nsmaxg, nsx, rnei

·                                 gnei, nei, npshock, pshock, sedov: Updated to AtomDB 3.0, and have new ‘vv’ option.

Aug 2013 (v12.8.1 release)

·                                  New models: cpflux, heilin, lyman, zbabs.

·                                  New ‘pstat’ option for statistics, and new ‘#’ option for ‘whittle’ statistic.

·                                  ‘setplot delete’ now has additional ‘all’ and range options.

·                                  ‘fakeit’ has new ‘nowrite’ option.

·                                  ‘parallel’ has new ‘steppar’ option.

·                                  Updates to ‘tclout’ command’s ‘chain’, ‘stat’, and ‘statmethod’ options.

·                                  The ‘improve’ command has been removed.  It is no longer supported by the new Minuit library that is contained within v12.8.1.

·                                  New ATOMDB_VERSION Xspec.init setting mentioned in ‘apec’ and ‘bapec’ model docs.

·                                  New ‘DGNFLT’ and ‘DGFILT’ routines added to Appendix F.

·                                  Updates and revisions to ‘lrt’ and ‘simftest’ Tcl script commands.

·                                  Updated the default values for the ‘cosmo’ command.

·                                  Correction to gamma equation in lstat description of Appendix B.

·                                  Correction to par2, par9, and par10 description in ‘optxagn’ model.

·                                  In ‘chain’ command, Goodman-Weare is now the default.

Dec 2012 (v12.8.0 release)

·                          Major rewrite and expansion of the ‘Walkthrough’ section, including examples with features that are new for v12.8.0.

·                                New ‘parallel’ command.

·                                New models compmag and comptb.

·                                New ‘test’ option for the ‘statistic’ command, and new choices for statistics.

·                                Enhanced the ‘Poisson data’ subsection of the ‘Overview’.

·                                New <critical beta> option for ‘method’ and ‘fit’ commands.

·                                New options for the ‘chain’ command: ‘type’ and ‘walkers’.

·                                Added several sections in Appendix B for new statistics.

·                                Added ‘plot goodness’ and ‘thin’ option to ‘plot chain’.

·                                Note on grouped spectra added to fakeit.

·                                Note on uniform binning added to gsmooth model.

·                                Updated description for simpl convolution model.

·                                New tclout options: ‘tclout ignore’ and ‘tclout goodness sims’.  Also added units to ‘tclout lumin’ description.

·                                Added to ‘ftest’ a warning against using on a multiplicative component.

·                                Added clarification on trace element abundances when using ‘apec’ and ‘vapec’ models.

Feb 2012 (v12.7.1 release)

·                                Compps, eqpair, and nteea models descriptions modified for change in handling Compton reflection.

·                                Corrections made to the model strings table for the ‘xset’ command.

·                                Added RFLABD Fortran wrapper to the Appendix F table.

·                                For ‘rmodel ‘ command, the ‘none’ option now also resets responses to their initial state.

·                                Initpackage and lmod are now supported on Cygwin.  The “static_initpackage” workaround has been removed.

·                                New ‘tclout’ options: nullhyp and rerror.  Tclout eqwidth, flux, and lumin now also have an ‘errsims’ option for returning error values array.

·                                New additive models: eplogpar, gadem, vgadem, logpar, optxagn, optxagnf, pexmon.

·                                Correction to parameter description in kerrconv model.

·                                Minor rewording in cflux model description to improve clarity.

·                                For apec and bapec models, replaced ATOMDB 2.0 with version 2.0.1.

·                                Correction to description of par3 in gabs model.

 

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