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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #318: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #194


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #194    ---    28-Feb-2017


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- Patch to XMM-Newton Science Analysis System (SAS) 16.0

- Binaries for SAS 16.0 on macOS Sierra released

- SAS Users Guide updated

Patch to XMM-Newton Science Analysis System (SAS) 16.0

A patch to SAS 16.0 (see issue #192 of this Newsletter) has been issued.
It includes fixes of six tasks  and minor changes to the parameter space
and documentation  for other packages.  See full details in  the release
notes at


Only those who have downloaded SAS 16.0 before 24th February 2017 should
apply this patch.

The patch can be downloaded from


Binaries for SAS 16.0 on macOS Sierra released

Binaries  for   SAS  16.0  built   on  macOS  Sierra   (MacOSX  10.12.3,
Darwin-16.4.0) have  been released.  These binaries  already include the
patch described above. They are available at


SAS Users Guide updated

The  Users Guide  to the  XMM-Newton  Science Analysis  System has  been
updated for SAS version 16.0  in order to include the latest information
on data analysis methods and updated SAS tasks.

The guide is  available from the XMM-Newton Proposer's  Info and Manuals
Web page (Section: Data Analysis) at


The html version of the SAS Users Guide can be accessed directly under


As  announced in  Newsletter  #192, Data  Analysis  Threads are  already
revised and in-line with SAS 16.0, see


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