History of processing versions

This table lists the processing version together with the software and calibration releases for the data present in the archive. The first column is the date when the processing version was moved into production, the second column gives the processing version number, the third is the NICER and Heasoft software release version and the last the caldb version. The software version and caldb version are written in the FITS file in the keywords SOFTVER and CALDBVER. Note that if the processing version increses when the software and caldb version are unchanged, it implies that there was an upgrade of the processing script itself.

Processing version Date Description Software & Caldb release
l0-master_20181119 2018-11-19 Update CALDB and NICERDAS v5a (minor bug fixes) SOFTVER Hea_23Oct2018_V6.25_NICER_2018-10-07_V005
CALDB xti20181105
l0-master_20181010 2018-10-10 Update NICERDAS v5 (additional support for energy scale calibration; niextract-events timefile bug fix) SOFTVER Hea_24Apr2018_V6.24_NICER_2018-10-07_V005
CALDBVER xti20180711
l0-master_20180712 2018-07-12 Update CALDB SOFTVER Hea_06Mar2018_V6.23_NICER_2018-04-13_V004
CALDBVER xti20180711
l0-master_20180517 2018-05-17 Update CALDB, ,add new column in the mkf (ROBO_STATUS), orbit in data screening and set LEAPINIT=2 SOFTVER Hea_06Mar2018_V6.23_NICER_2018-04-13_V004
CALDBVER xti20180517
l0-master_20180413 2018-04-17 Update of the Fits file conversion with new TCTYPn keyword. New NICER software and CALDB. SOFTVER Hea_06Mar2018_V6.23_NICER_2018-04-13_V004
CALDBVER xti20180417 and xti20180420
l0-master_20180226 2018-03-02 Processing version used for the first data public release SOFTVER Hea_10Oct2017_V6.22.1_NICER_2018-03-01_V003
CALDBVER xti20180226