HEAsoft v6.3.2 Bug List

Last modified Tuesday, 17-Jul-2012 14:37:41 EDT

If you are using HEASOFT v6.2 and don't want to upgrade to v6.3.2 just yet, see the HEASOFT 6.3 Bug List.

Please visit the HEASOFT Supported Platforms page for current information about supported operating systems and compilers.

Several packages track bugs separately from this page:

The following is a list of known bugs in v6.3.2 of HEAsoft not covered by the above pages.

  • Source builds on Mac OS X 10.3.x / Darwin 7.x (PANTHER):

    Panther users may hit a build error in the newmakefilter task, stating:
    ComplexData.hh:153: error: `isnan' undeclared (first use this function)
    To fix this problem, edit the file


    and remove lines 9 and 13, i.e. uncomment the #ifdef __APPLE_CC__ section:
    09: /*
    10: #ifdef __APPLE_CC__
    11: static long isnan(double value) { return __isnand(value); }
    12: #endif
    13: */
    This code is only necessary on Panther (and breaks builds with newer versions of the Xcode compilers). After making this edit, the build should hopefully go smoothly.

  • rbnrmf:

    The RMF-rebinning task rbnrmf has been updated to fix bugs in the energy binning method: the result for energy-binning should be averages, not sums, and there was an off-by-one error for zero-based channels.


If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this site (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools) and use the ASCL reference for HEASoft [ascl:1408.004] or the ASCL reference for the original FTOOLs paper [ascl:9912.002]:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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