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Problems and Pitfalls

XSTAR has been designed to be as `user-friendly' as possible while still maintaining a large amount of flexibility. However, experience has shown that it is difficult to guard against the many possible misuses of the code, and that it is impossible to generate a code which is completely free from errors or unintended features. In this chapter we list what we consider to be some of the most probable pitfalls of the use of XSTAR. This chapter should be read by any user who runs XSTAR2XSPEC or who ventures very far beyond the default parameter values of XSTAR itself.


Tim Kallman 2018-12-14