Version 5.0 release Notes, February 2000
These are the release notes for FTOOLS v5.0, released February 2000. In this document we discuss the new tools and scripts in v 5.0 and highlight the major changes since v4.2.
RXTE-specific FTOOLS added since v4.2
For complete details and up-to-date information on using FTOOLS to analyze RXTE data, please refer to: http://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/xhp_proc_analysis.html
Major changes since v4.2
Bug Fixes and Minor changes since v4.2
Fixed calculation of exposure for fast pulsars.
TDISP keyword format corrected to conform to FITS standard.
Now properly handles rare cases where files from multiple appids exist in the same column in a subsystem index file.
Documentation updated slightly related to hidden/prompted parameters.
Fixed bugs related to timemin/max and timeint merging with gtiand/gtior which led to loss of the first GTI in some circumstances.
Screen output modified slightly to reflect timeint/timemin/timemax.
Fixed dropped leading digit in screen output for bright sources.
Known Bugs in v5.0 RXTE FTOOLS
Large light curve files have a problem such that the first entry in the TIME column for every new processing cycle (by default every 100000 rows) incorrectly repeats the last time from the previous cycle. Subsequent rows are all correct. This does not appear to affect the RATE or other columns.
If you have a question about RXTE, please send email to one of our help desks.