Xronos version 4 vs 5
Starting from version 5, Xronos changes the user interface, and many tasks have been combined together. Listed below are some of the differences :
All xronos tasks make use of parameter file, Xanadu Parameter Interface, similarly to all the other programs in HEAsoft. This allows for examples to use 'pset' and 'pget' to set and get a parameter from the parameter file, 'plist' to list parameter files.
Many of the xronos 4 tasks have been combined some the capability enhanced. To avoid conflict with task name in xronos 4 all tasks have new names. The table below lists in the first column the task name under xronos 5,cd .. ls the task names for that funcionaly under xronos 4 in column three. a brief comment in column two
Input and Output
Input and Output files are only in FITS format. The script "ascii2flc" make an ascii file into a fits that can be input in any of the xronos tasks. The rbf file can be translate into FITS via 'rbf2fits' This program is not available under LINUX operating sytem.
The shell 'xronos' program is not yet available. Therefore typing 'xronos' will result in "Command not found"
Window files can not longer be input interactively. A window file need to be created before running any 'xronos' task using the script 'xronwin'
The help file to each task can be obtained by 'fhelp taskname', e.g. 'fhelp lcurve'
Multiple files for each time series can no longer be entered interactively, but via an ascii file that lists one filename per line. Files for different time series have to be separated by '///'.
file1_ser1 file2_ser1 /// file1_ser2 file2_ser2 /// file1_ser3 file2_ser3Additional Task
flc2ascii - [P] Dump xronos input or output in ASCII file readable by QD ascii2flc - [P] creates a xronos input FITS file from an ASCII file rbf2fits - Converts the "EXOSAT rate buffer" format in FITS. earth2sun - change times to solar system barycenter (Table validity up 2000) lcmath - Subtracts or adds two binned lightcurves
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