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3== <cvs> ==
7 * There is no need to re-run any data because no change took place which
8 could have an effect on the output. However, if you want a
9 meaningful SrcPos plot for your MCs in sponde you must re-process
10 star for your MCs first.
14 * File produced with this release containing a gamera geometry (which
15 are basically all files we produce per default) will not be readable
16 by older releases.
18 ;general
20 * fixed a few small bugs which could cause the display to crash in ganymed
21 and sponde
23 * in sequence file the date can now be omittet. In this case the
24 leading date with the underscore is missing in the expected filename
26 * the geometry class now also supports other geometries than just hexagons
28 ;automation
30 * added magnetic field Azimuth direction (ARRANG), currently
31 at ~ -7deg at La Palma
34 ;database
36 * plotdb.php: added default (sequences) for startup, added possibility
37 to set size of plot
39 * added a new table ''RunDataCheck'' which containes the rates after
40 image cleaning for every run which succeeded star. It can be
41 plotted using ''plotrundb.C''
43 ;merpp
45 * added support for Arehucas Version >= 200812140
47 * added support for Arehucas Version >= 200809030
49 ;mars
51 * The display now also displays the trigger pattern
53 * The display can now display ceres reflector (_R_) files
55 ;ceres
57 * added a uniformly distributed one-bin time jitter for the start of the
58 digitization. Otherwise the first photon would be digitized always with
59 the same alignment to the bins
61 * Added a plot showing the production height of the photons
63 * Moved the particle id from the event header to the run header
65 * Added the possibility to simulate a psf on the camera plane (MSimPSF)
67 * Added a new plot ''SignalMax'' showing the maximum entry into the pixels
69 * Added many new options to control the tasks. For deatils see ''ceres.rc''
71 * Removed obsolete plots in pedestal and calibration mode
73 * Removed the non-NightSky photons from the plots where they are just
74 disturbing
76 * Added a trigger pattern to the output (Ped, Cal or Lvl1)
78 * The daq event number now represents the readout number
80 * The camera ''electronics'' can now be ''switched off''
82 * A new tab ''Info'' now display basic things like the reflector
83 layout
85 * Improved reading speed for corsika files
87 * Improved memory handling (if a large ampount of memory was needed
88 for a single event all further events were stored in the same
89 memory and it was never freed, so the program took this memory
90 until the end)
92 * Converted the code from MMCS' reflector program to MSimAtmosphere
93 (instead of the tables build in for MAGIC Winter and Summer
94 atmosphere we use the values written by Corsika fitted to the
95 tabulated atmosphere given as input)
97 * For caluclating the displayed image parameters in ceres a basic
98 image cleaning removing isolated pixels is now done.
100 * The magnetic field direction (ARRANG) is now taken into account
102 * Added plot for the energy threshold after trigger ''Threshold''
104 * Added plot for the effective collection area after trigger ''TrigArea''
106 ;star
108 * Now outputs MSrcPosCam for Monte Carlos in the Events tree.
110 * The definition of fConcCore has slightly changed. The numbers
111 might decrease a little bit (the effect should be rather small)
113 ;ganymed
115 * added pointing model 328198
117 ;sponde
119 * The SrcPos plot for your MCs was so far meaningless because it just
120 displayes the MSrcPosCam data from the input star-files. Unfortunately,
121 this containes was never written to the star-files yet.
123 * A new Tab 'OnTime' is available which is an effective on-time
124 fit as in star but for all data. This is mainly for manual cross-check
125 of the effective on-time
127 * In some circumstances it might be necessary to re-calculate the
128 eff. on-time from the fit in the new tab, e.g. when a zenith distance
129 cut was made in ganymed. This can now be forced by ''--force-ontimefit''
131 * now reads the ''ganymed.rc'' from the ''ganymed.root'' and writes
132 it to its own output file (for convinience)
136== Version 2.2 (2009/01/30) ==
140 * This release doesn't contain a major change which is expected to
141 change your results. Nevertheless there are small changes to
142 the calibration which can effect at least the first few hundred
143 events in any (mainly MUX and even more SUM) sequence a little bit.
144 So it is recommended although not necessary to reset your sequences
145 in the database before further processing.
147 ;NEW
149 * A first implementation of a Monte Carlo simulation program
150 (ceres - Camera Electronics and REflector Simulation) has been
151 implemented. It can simulate a full telescope already including
152 a complete reflector simulation and a flexible trigger and readout
153 simulation. Currently, no perfect setup is implemented and
154 especially the output of the program (data structure) should
155 be considered alpha state. Also the user interface is not yet
156 ready.
158 ;general
160 * All command line options after -- are now interpreted as
161 arguments (usually everything which doesn't start with a minus)
162 rather than options (usually everything which starts with a
163 minus). This allows to use file names starting with a -
165 * In all resource files you can now initialize the random number
166 generator. For details see: MJob::InitRandomNumberGenerator
168 * added a new program called ''readcorsika''. It's purpose is (in analogy
169 to readraw and readdaq) to read a Corsika output file (for now
170 only cherenkov output is supported) and print its contents in a
171 human readable form. It can also write the contents of this file
172 into a root-file.
174 * The calculation of the maximum distance to the origin in a MGeomCam
175 has been improved (edges might be further away than the sides).
176 This is just a tiny change but it might change the appearance of
177 the radial profiles a little bit.
179 * The default binning of the center-of-gravity plot has slightly been
180 increased
182 ;Database
184 * Added informations about the DC currents (fMinCurrents, fMedCurrents
185 and fMaxCurrents). The values are retrieved from the plots showing
186 the average DC currents of all pixels versus time.
188 * Websites with tables have now the opportunity to remove lines
189 ('-' button at beginning of each line) and get all lines back
190 ('+' at top of the column)
192 * Websites: added option to query only sequences containing sumtrigger
193 events
195 * Websites: added option to group by date (year, month, night) for runs
196 and sequences and enabled that combining of different group-bys,
197 e.g. status, date and source is possible
199 ;automatic analyis
201 * Rewritten producing plots in the web.
202 New plots, namely the output of plotoptical.C (extinction curve from
203 KVA), plotstat.C (status of the automatic analysis (percentage of
204 processed, analysed data etc.)) and plotusage.C (statistics of the
205 condor usage in the data center) has been are available now next to the
206 plots of plotdb.C
207 Mean values from the plots (output of the macro) are provided in a
208 txt file now.
209 The creation of the plots for callisto, star and ganymed in the web is
210 now steered via database. Consequently the plots are faster and
211 reliable up-to-date.
212 For all plots, a new layout is available facilitating the browsing
213 through the plots and providing additional information on the
214 displayed values. (tabs.php) These plots are linked from the DB
215 websites and the wiki.
217 ;statusdisplay
219 * The ''Loop'' entry in the menu bar now contains an option to pause
220 the loop and to process single events.
222 ;merpp
224 * Fixed merpping of raw-files (the runheader tree got the name RunHeader
225 instead of RunHeaders)
227 * Now allows to merpp files newer than 2008/09/03.
229 * Added fixes for wrong (wrong or double) run- and file-numbers
230 written by Arehucas. For deatils see MRawRunHeader::FixRunNumbers
232 ;callisto
234 * Extracting the pulse position for the pulse position check events
235 with sum trigger were denied. This decreased the statistics
236 extremely and therefor the resulting puse position was calculated
237 quite weak. Now sum events pass the calculation if and only if they
238 have also a level 1 trigger.
240 * the extraction of pedestal events and pulse position from the
241 first data events is now more automatic and makes sure that
242 a more precise number of events is extracted independent of
243 the ratio with which pedestal events or events with signals
244 are contained in the data.
246 * Updated Muon calibration constants for all MUX data (teh changes were
247 all smaller than 5%)
249 ;star
251 * For the calculation of the effective on time all sum-triggered events
252 were skipped. Now all Level1-triggeres events will pass. This might
253 result in a slight inaccuracy of the effective on time.
255 ;ganymed
257 * If the source position is more than 1deg away from the camera
258 center an error is raised now.
260 * Hopefully fixed the bug ''ganymed crashes when resized''
262 ;sponde
264 * Fixed a problem which causes the fitted spectral slope to be displayed
265 incorrectly. If you use MJSpectrum::FormFlux in your macros make
266 sure that the parameter 0 of your fit is negative.
268 * Added a histogram showing the read source position of your MCs
272== Version 2.1.1 (2008/08/04) ==
274 ;Database
276 * Added the median number of photo electrons from the calibration
277 pulses to the db (fMedNumPheInner, fMedNumPheOuter) and the relative
278 error of their raw counts (fRelChargeRmsInner, fRelChargeRmsOuter)
280 * Added fTotOnTime, which is the on-time as given by the run-headers
281 (in contradiction to fAbsOnTime which comes from CC)
283 * Added new primaries for the new data structure (Magic II): for the
284 tables dealing with sequences (SequenceBuild Status, Sequences,
285 SequenceProcessStatus, Calibration, Star and DataSetSequenceProcessing)
286 this is the telescope number (fTelescopeNumber) for the tables dealing
287 with runs (RunData and RunProcessStatus) this is in addition the file
288 number (fFileNumber)
290 * Added column fPriority to the status tables to be able to steer the order
291 in which the data is processed. As default the run, sequence and dataset
292 number are used.
294 ;automatic analyis
296 * Adapted scripts to the new data structure: They can handle now different
297 telescopes (getting the information as usual from the database).
298 The paths for Magic 2 are not yet implemented.
300 ;general
302 * should work now with root 5.20/00 (please note that root 5.20/00
303 we encounter crahses in the status display which are ot yet
304 understood)
306 * Sequences and Datasets are now stored as "MDataSet" and "MSequence"
307 instead of the base name of the file. This makes them easier to
308 access from the code
310 * Default Monte Carlo names in MSequence do not require the _E at
311 the end anymore
313 * where abrrevating a sequence file with a sequence number is possible
314 also "telescope:sequence" is now accepted, e.g.:
315 star 2:2000123 --out=output
316 see the programs' help for more details.
318 * sequences (MSequence or MSequenceSQL) can now directly be retrieved
319 from the database. See the constructors for more details.
321 * MReadTree now supports friends
323 * MReadTree can now read also files not written by MARS and store
324 the data encapsulated in emulated MParContainers
326 * added a new starguider calibration valid since 15.1.08
328 ;showplot
330 * showplot can now read more than one file at once. This is especially
331 inetersting if reading files containing pure canvases
333 ;merpp
335 * we merpp the dc currents now also from the camera reports (they have
336 just a lower rate than the current reports, 0.1Hz instead of 1Hz)
338 * In the automatic analysis we omit merpping of the currents from the
339 caco files and use the lower rate camera reports from the cc files
340 instead
342 * merpp has been redisigned to allow merpping of the cc-reports
343 of a whole sequence. This allows to design a very simple analysis:
344 mkdir output
345 ./callisto 100776 --out=output
346 ./merpp 100776 output
347 ./star 100776 --ind=output --out=output
348 Instead of the sequence number also sequence files are accepted.
350 * Implemented a fix for run-numbers between 1001348 and 1001396
351 which were incorrectly assigned by the cc.
354 ;callisto
356 * added a filter again which was was removed in the last release.
357 it removed the most brightest events. This should not change
358 any analysis result because these events are so bright that
359 they cannot be analysed anyway, but the bad-pixel plots doesn't
360 show outliers.
362 * updated muon calibration constants for the periods 51-57,
363 58-63 and 67-
365 ;star
367 * The camera currents are now displayed with the rate of the camera
368 reports instead of the caco reports
370 ;ganymed
372 * if mc camera files are new enough (>=8) the source position in the
373 camera is now calculated from the stored telscope and shower
374 orientation (Note, that this might not be suitable in all cases
375 depending on the aim of the study. These case still needs
376 implementation)
380== Version 2.1 (2008/06/18) ==
382 ;Database
384 * introduced average temperature and wind speed from star-files
386 * introduced average values from Pyrometer (mainly Cloudiness)
388 * introduced the ratio of accepted calibration events in the
389 calibration run
391 * introduced the average rates of the different trigger pattern,
392 e.g. the rate of pedestal and calibration events, from the signal-file
394 ;general
396 * fixed GroupBy options in plot*.C macros
398 * only display KVA points (not the Tuorla points) in plotoptical.C
400 * all programs now allow to add resources to the ones from the resource
401 file or overwrite them from the command line. This can be done like this
402 ganymed --config=ganymed.rc --rc=Cut1.Param1:0.25 --rc=Cut1.Param3:5.5
403 if something seems to be wrong you can debug what the program is doing
404 using the option --debug-env=3
406 * increased the diversity of debug levels. That also means that with -v3
407 you get now less output, i.e. only the output which is important for
408 an analysis. To get more output which helps for debugging try 4, 5 and 6.
410 * fixed a problem in the task synchronizing the reading of the reports
411 and the data stream. The effect was that in some circumstances the last
412 events of some trees could have been skipped. Since this is only a
413 very tiny part of the data no severe effect to your analysis results
414 is expected (an exception might be very short, i.e. singel runs,
415 datasets).
417 * Dataset file now allow to include the sequence file directly within
418 the dataset file and also allow to exclude single runs from the dataset.
419 (for more details see Class reference of MDataSet)
421 * Sequence files now allow for excluding runs from the analysis
422 (for more details see Class reference of MSequence)
424 * added code to process the sum-trigger flag
426 * the histogram classes MH3 and MHn now support profile histograms
428 * the histogram classes MH3 and MHn now support labels at the axis
430 * the Random Forest Train-classes (MJTRain*) now store the used datasets
431 in the output file
433 * the MFMagicCuts have a new option to allow a linear area cut (for
434 special studies)
436 * The liniking of the shared object is now done into a file defined
437 by 'mktemp'. This should be a local file system which accelerates
438 liniking a lot.
440 * The code has been prepared for compilation with root 5.18/00d
442 * The MHEnergyEst histogram now shows the distribution of
443 (Eest-Emc)/Est and the distributions (Eest-Emc)/Eest vs. Eest
444 and (Eest-Emc)/Emc vs Emc.
446 * fixed mars (event display) for merpped raw-data and MC data
448 * adapted the synatx of sequence files to allow for the new run/file
449 scheme. For more details see class description of MSequence
451 ;showplot
453 * Added support for tiff files
455 * Added support for csv files (tables containing tab number,
456 name and title)
458 * Tabs now can have a title which is displayed in the postscript file
460 * When multiple file are written at once (e.g. pngs from a display)
461 it is now possible to use the tab name and or tab number in the
462 file name. For details see showplos's help.
464 ;merpp
466 * Implemented cc file version 2008-02-20/0
468 * Implemented cc file version 2008-05-19/0
470 * With new options merpping can be restricted (in addition to the
471 run-number) also by telescope and file number.
472 For details see "merpp --help"
474 * Implemented raw data format 11 (the most important change, except
475 from plenty of changes in the format definition, is the addition
476 of the file-number in the header) If nobody makes a mistake this
477 format should have the advantage that it is by definition forward
478 compatible, so old programs will be able to read newer formats.
480 * Added Pyrometer information to default output (stored in a new Tree
481 Pyrometer, needs a complete new merpp, i.e. new calibration)
483 * Merpping (also update) can now be restricted to one single report.
484 For example:
485 If you want to update an old file with Pyrometer information call
486 merpp --only=Pyrometer --update
488 ;callisto
490 * in the pedestal processing now at least 50 processed events are
491 required for succeeding.
493 * the signal and calib files now contain also the sequence information
495 * the two MPedestalCam in the calib file now have proper names
496 to distinguish them from each other (MPedestalCam, MPedestalExtracted)
498 * Both pedestal cams now contain the number of events processed
500 * In Mars V2.0 the extraction of the fundamental pedestal was broken,
501 i.e. for the extraction of the calibration pulses basically the average
502 over all events of the first slice instead of all slices was used.
503 Since pedestal and calibration constants are continously recalculated
504 this only effected the very first events of every sequence.
506 * For the extraction of the position of the maximum sample now the
507 extraction range is set automatically to the extraction window,
508 before the whole accessible range was used.
510 * If the number of samples in the events and the number of samples
511 in the run-header disagrees now an error is raised (this can
512 happen in not well simulated Monte Carlo files)
514 * In the case of MUX-data pedestal events with the lvl1 trigger flag
515 could survive into the pedestal calculation -- fixed.
517 * Tab "TrigPat" added showing the distribution of the trigger pattern
518 as found in the run-files (normalized with the run length)
520 * The selection of events from the trigger pattern has been improved.
521 If the trigger pattern is corrupted events won't pass anymore.
523 * Added a new command line option --dev-null to suppress output of
524 Y-files (this is useful for test cases)
526 * added a new tab "CalPos" showing the arrival time of extracted
527 interleaved calibration events
529 ;star
531 * the star file now contains also the sequence information
533 * Added a new command line option --dev-null to suppress output of
534 I-files (this is useful for test cases)
536 * Tab "Rate" added showing the distribution of the trigger pattern
537 (should only be Trig (Lvl1/Lvl2) and Sum (Sum only)) as found in
538 the Y-files (normalized with the run length)
540 * The effective on-time calculation doesn't use events with only
541 sum-trigger anymore
543 * The data in the MHWeather tab has been reorganized. The never
544 working solar radiation has been removed and the data from
545 the pyrometer (cloudiness, air and sky temperature) is
546 displayed in addition.
548 ;ganymed/sponde
550 * Now data points are even shown correctly if they have error bars larger
551 than one sigma. Points with null or negative significances are omitted.
553 * DrawNicePlot now allows to set a projection range
555 * Updates pointing models. One is applied after the implementation
556 of the new LUTS in August, the other one is applied after the
557 next major change of the pointing model in October. Note that
558 these models are preliminary and give wrong results below Zd=65deg
560 ;sponde
562 * fixed resource files ('''Spectrum''' instead of '''MJSpectrum''')
564 * a new option "--force-runtime" is available. In case of very short
565 datasets (for light-curves) which are in the order of a few
566 minutes the calculated effective on-time is not very acurate because
567 it is quantizised in the order of a minute. Therefore you can switch
568 to using the real run-time instead (remakrt: this ignores any
569 dead-time!)
571 * a more analytical way is used to "fill" Monte Carlos into regions
572 of impact parameters which have not been simulated because the
573 trigger efficiency is assumed to be 0.
575 * estimated sensitivity curves for hi and lo zenith angles are shown
576 scaled to the correct observation time and collection area
578 * the Monte Carlo events after cuts are now written to the output file
579 if an output file given
583 *** Version 2.0 (2007/09/03)
585 - database: the position used for the pulse pos check was missing
586 in the callisto output and could thus not be filled into the DB.
587 Also the old values seemed not exactly the PulsePos used for
588 teh check.
590 - general: Resource file now allow an Include-Resource, i.e. you can
591 read a resource file with default settings, include it in your
592 resource file and overwrite the settings in your file. More than
593 one include file is allowed. Inclusions can be iterative.
594 Include: mydefaults.rc yourdefaults.rc
595 The resources in the first file have higher priority than the
596 second file.
598 - general: Now the output files (calib*.root, etc) also contain the
599 resource file (to check it open it in the TBrowser and choose Print()
600 from the context menu)
602 - general: Dataset files now allow to overwrite the default path
603 to search for sequence and data files. Note, that the program
604 option and individual resources will overwrite it. For example:
605 SequencePath: /magic/montecarlo/sequences
606 DataPath: /magic/montecarlo/star
608 - general: Fixed a problem with variables in MDataPhrase. It seems
609 that only optimdisp (didn't work) was effected.
611 - general: Some improvements to the optim and train processing. For
612 example the ststud window now got a proper title.
614 - general: The "Status Display: " was removed from the window title
615 within an Eventloop.
617 - general: added a new flexible histogram-class (MHn) which can be used
618 for example in testing after optimizations or training to produce
619 user defined histograms.
621 - general: The Random Forest now allows attaching an evaluation
622 function which is applied to its output. This allows to train
623 on whatever you like (eg. train on log10(energy), but return
624 energy)
626 - general: The Random Forest training of energy (trainenergy.c) and
627 disp (traindisp.C) has been improved by more graphical output to
628 judge the result.
630 - general: The training of energy (trainenergy.C) has been improved
631 a lot by training on a different quantity than energy. It gives
632 a result which is highly independant of the source spectrum
633 and shows lower bias than all other options.
635 - general: Dataset files are allowed to contain collections of
636 datasets. For more details see the class reference of MDataSet.
638 - general: The default WobbleMode in a datset file now (if not
639 overwritten) is "auto", i.e. wobble mode is set if the dataset
640 doesn't contain off-sequences.
642 - merpp: Merpp can read file format version 9 now. Please realize
643 that for file format version 9 the extraction range is different
644 and must be set to 0/49 instead of 15/64 in callisto_mux.rc until
645 the first and last 15 slices have been removed from all MUX data.
647 - mars: Similar to writing movies you can now select events which
648 should be displayed in your display. Therefore add the following
649 lines to your mars.rc:
650 MFEvtNumber.FileName: ganymed00223552.root
651 MFEvtNumber.Selector: ThetaSquared.fVal<0.04 && DataType.fVal>0.5
652 The input file can be a ganymed-file after (ganymed*.root) or
653 before (ganymed*-summary.root) file. For example to select all events
654 from your on sample after cuts (excluding the ThetaSq cut) use
655 MFEvtNumber.Selector: DataType.fVal>0.5
656 To show all events from your on-sample after quality cuts
657 use the summary file instead.
659 - mars: new ways to call mars are implemented. Instead
660 of calling
661 mars filename.root
662 you can now also use
663 mars sequence.txt
664 or
665 mars sequence.txt inputpath
666 or replace sequence.txt by the sequence number if the default
667 sequence file should be used.
669 - mars: The default size has been increased
671 - mars: There are two new heckboxes which allow to switch off
672 the calculated image parameters
674 - callisto: was broken for MCs... fixed.
676 - callisto: improved calculation of spline coefficients a lot. This
677 leads to a further improvement of the event rate calibrating MUX
678 data of about 15% (175evt/s instead of 150evt/s)
680 - callisto: finally the raw data we read is now real 16bit (with
681 10bit precision) for MUX data and not a stripped 8bit number
682 anymore. Due to scaling of the numbers (without precision loss
683 into an [0-256[ range, the final numbers for pedestal, pedestalrms
684 and extacted signal don't change. However, at all places where
685 raw data is directly accessed (eg. saturation and variation
686 limits in the signal- and pedestal-extraction) the numbers
687 refer still to the data's 16bit range.
689 - callisto: The maximum arrival time difference used in the bad
690 pixel treatment is now in units of nanoseconds, which leads to 3.0ns
691 for both, old FADC and MUX-FADC, data.
693 - callisto: Be aware that callisto is now calibrating the arrival time
694 in nanoseconds rather than time slices. Also all following tasks
695 have been changed to assume ns units now. If you star data
696 calibrated with an older version it might be necessary to adapt
697 some timimng parameters (Muon Analysis and MFSoftwareTrigger)
698 to obtain optimal results. The plot in the PulsePos tab
699 will now be in ns, too. This might also mean that the Muon
700 analysis in star might not work as perfect as expected as long
701 as old files read in.
703 - callisto: The calibration constants of earlier updates got lost
704 somehow. All constants have been updated.
706 - star: The PSF is now determined from the profile of the ArcWidth
707 instead of arcwidth/radius. The old way gave to much weight
708 to the bins with low statistics. The reference lines have been
709 updated.
711 - star: For speed reasons events suitable for the muon analysis
712 are now also preselected by fConcCOG<0.1 which seems to be a very
713 good preselector for muons.
715 - star: is now calculating a new timing parameter the Slope along
716 the major and minor axis of the shower. Therefore a numerical
717 solution of a line-fit is used. To use MHillasExt.fSlopeLong
718 and MHillasExt.fSlopeTrans don't forget to multiply it with
719 the sign stored in MHillasSrc.fCosDeltaAlpha as usual.
721 - star: The parameters fInnerSize, fInnerLeakage1 and fInnerLeakage2
722 have been removed from MNewImagePar. They have never been good for
723 anything.
725 - star: Implemented a new recursive algorithm which is supposed to be
726 faster. Also implemented new cleaning oiptions, which are:
727 + CleanLevel0:
728 The cleaning level above single core pixels can be kept
729 + KeepIsolatedPixels:
730 Define whether single core pixels should be kept
731 + TimeLevel1:
732 The coincidence window in nanoseconds to single used neighbors
733 + TimeLevel2:
734 The coincidence window in nanoseconds to two used neighbors
735 + PostCleanType:
736 MOde in which a time dependent post cleaning should be applied
737 0: No post cleaning
738 1: Require for each used pixels at least one used neighbor
739 within a time-window of CleanLevel1
740 2: Require for each used pixels at least two used neighbor
741 within a time-window of CleanLevel2
742 3: Require first two and second one used neighbor
743 within a time-window of CleanLevel1 and fCleanLevel2
744 respectively
745 + RecoverIsolatedPixels:
746 - recoveres isolated core pixels if they have a used neighbor
748 - mars/star: The new default cleaning is:
749 + CleanLevel1: 6.0
750 + CleanLevel2: 3.0
751 + CleanTime1: 1.75
752 + CleanTime2: 1.75
753 + PostCleanType: 3
755 - star/ganymed: The old spark-cuts have been replaced by new ones.
756 These new spark cuts have been cross checked with the sequences
757 84720 (before splitter), 101041 (after splitter) and 223539 (new
758 FADCs). In all cases they seperate pretty well, but of course not
759 perfect. Monte Carlos have suggested to tighten the cuts a little
760 bit further at low sizes. This has been done.
762 - ganymed: IMPORTANT - The spark cuts have been changed to match
763 all available data more or less well. This might mean that for
764 YOUR data there are still sparks visible.
765 Whenever you do an analysis you have to make sure that NO sparks
766 survive your cuts!
768 - ganymed: The old hadronness and size cuts have gotten new indices
769 (10, 11). The old indices 8 and 9 now mean an additional condition
770 for ghostbusting based on the formula (dist-c[9])*c[8]-slope.
771 If you want to switch off this cut just move the line far away enough,
772 e.g. by setting c[9] to -500. Please update your ganymed.rc files
773 accordingly!
774 The unit of c[9] is deg. It is the dist at which your cut will
775 cross the slope==0. The unit of the slope is ns/deg. So if
776 you readin files calibrated with an older Mars-version you
777 have to adapt the default value for c[9] to the FADCs:
778 - Multiply by two for the MUX FADCs (run number > 200.000)
779 - Multiply by 0.3 for the Siegen FADCs (run number < 200.000)
780 - Multiply by 42 for the meaning of life (run number = 200.000)
782 - ganymed: The old Cut0 is now called CutQ and is calculated before
783 the source position is caluclated. If you need a quality cut
784 including source dependant data (be very carefull with this!)
785 you have to use Cut0 instead.
787 - ganymed: now properly supports three off regions in wobble mode.
788 It will be the default from now on in ganymed_wobble.rc. To change
789 the number of off-regions use
790 NumOffSourcePositions: 1
791 in your ganymed.rc. Also by default no off-theta cut will be done
792 anymore so that you will get a background level higher than the
793 signal level in your ThetaSq plot for ThetaSq>0.2.
794 Due to this be carefull changing the scaling mode away from
795 "None". You will underestimate your signal if your scale interval
796 is not properly set.
797 (Rem: ThetaSqN is no longer needed)
799 - ganymed: is now storing the events of all (on- and off-)
800 source positions even in the case of more than one off-source
801 position. This should allow sponde to work properly and the
802 energy estimation is done correctly in all cases (without any
803 "nearest position" trick)
805 - ganymed: From 85340 (19.3.2006) on a real starguider calibration
806 with a real pointing model for the starguider is done, calibrated
807 with more than thousand tpoints taken from this date on.
809 - ganymed: was broken for Wobble-MCs... fixed.
811 - ganymed: The default cuts (MFMagicCuts) and the disp-parametrization
812 has changed. Note that your old ganymed.rc will be incompatible
813 with the new algorithms! Please check the ganymed.rc files and
814 the class description of MFMagicCuts for more information.
815 It is recommended at the moment to use identical Disp-Parametrizations
816 for on/off- and wobble-mode. If cuts are optimized only
817 the Area-Cut (parameters 2,3,4) and the theta-sq cut (parameter 1)
818 should be optimized. All other values should be kept as they are.
819 If you want to do an anylsis without timing a parameters, you can
820 switch off the timing cuts by seeting parameter 7 to a very small
821 value (eg. -99). To remove the slope parameter from the disp
822 paremtrization set parameter 8 to 0.
824 - ganymed: The distribution of observation time versus zenith
825 angle is now shown for off- AND on-data.
827 - ganymed: The contents of the source position plot are no longer
828 averaged, thus a lot of (fake) events between the two wobble
829 positions have disappeared.
831 - ganymed: There is a new tab "CutT" it contains the VsSize plots
832 with the CutT, whihc is defined in ganymed.rc, applied. It
833 is resonable to use your theta-cut for it, to see if there is
834 something strange (sparks!) in your signal-region.
836 - ganymed: To choose a dataset from a collection in a dataset file
837 use the new command line option "--dataset=12345"
839 - optim, sponde: should now properly support three off-regions.
840 Just produce your ganymed summary files with three off-regions.
841 optim and sponde will automatically get all off events from
842 all off-regions from this file. Please do not forget to
843 set the scaling in optimwobble.C properly:
844 fit.SetScaleUser(1./3);
845 it is not yet read in automatically (will follow soon).
846 In the case of fixed Scale you can also use
847 cuts.SetThetaCut(MFMagicCuts::kOn);
848 no off-cut needed.
849 Be carefull in case of three off-regions when switching on
850 scale mode. Make sure that the scale interval is set correctly.
852 - sponde: sponde.rc and sponde_onoff.rc are now idetical
854 - sponde: the resouce files have been rewritten with a lot of
855 comments and a well working parametrization for an energy estimator
857 - sponde: In the estimated energy versus monte carlo energy plot the
858 contents where exchanged.... fixed.
860 - sponde: the so called "accurate"-mode has been removed. It didn't
861 give any improvement in accuracy, only decreased execution speed.
863 - sponde: the so called "simple"-mode has been removed. It didn't
864 give any improvement in simple.
866 - sponde: the so called "refill"-mode has been removed. It was anyhow
867 not implemented.
869 - sponde: now checks whether the theta distribution of your on-data
870 and the theta-distribution of your Monte Carlo sample (after
871 weighting) fits. If it doesn't fit properly (eg. the Monte Carlo
872 sample is incomplete) execution is stopped. Execution can be forced
873 using the new option --force-theta. Use this option with care!
875 - sponde: Proper collection areas can now be constructed also from
876 Monte Carlo samples generated with different maximum impact
877 parameters. Note that in previous version you neither got
878 a warning or failure, nor was there any obvious sign that the
879 collection area was overestimated due to usage of files with
880 different maximum impact parameters.
882 - sponde: If MC files with different lower energy limits are used
883 the primary MC spectrum is artificially completed down to the
884 lowest energy used at all. WARNING: that this gives correct
885 collection areas ONLY if none of the events in this region would
886 survive your cuts at all.
888 - sponde: the output file now contains more information about
889 the spectrum (eg. the full 2D collection area histogram).
890 Note, that this information can only be written to the file
891 if it is stored automatically via command line argument.
892 If you only store the status display from within the display
893 the information is lost.
895 - sponde: added a new tab "Disp". It shows the residual of the disp
896 (Disp-Dist) versus several parameters and it is meant to judge the
897 quality of the disp estimator. In the ideal case the residual is zero
898 and doesn't depend on any variable. The tab is displayed after
899 CutQ and Cut0.
901 - sponde: added a new tab "Energy". It shows the residual of the
902 energy (lg(estimated energy)-lg(monte carlo energy)) versus
903 several parameters and it is meant to judge the quality of the
904 energy estimator. In the ideal case the residual is zero
905 and doesn't depend on any variable. In reality even a good estimator
906 can show residuals versus Monte Carlo energy. The tab is displayed
907 after all cuts.
909 - sponde: added a new tab "EventDist" showing the unweighted real
910 absolute number of events of your sample after cuts. This tells
911 you how many events with this energy you had in your MC files.
912 The same information you get from the error bars of the weighted
913 histograms, but this is less intuitive.
915 - sponde: The spectrum plots now show the crab- and 1553-spectrum
916 for comparison. It is not meant to show these curves in
917 publications, they are only for production.
919 - sponde: The OriginalMC tree with the events produced by corsika
920 is now processed only once
922 - sponde: Finally fixed most annoying bug, which has effected the
923 last bin of the collection area. It was the problem that binnings
924 of root histograms are from 1 to n (included) but there was a C-like
925 loop in sponde from 0 to n (excluded). Now the loop also includes
926 correctly under- and overflow-bins. The worse thing with this is,
927 that for the events in the highest bin not only the bin-content
928 was wrong, but also the weights applied to these events, which could
929 in pricipal effect also other parts of the distribution (eg. due
930 to energy estimation). Fortunately it effected only a few events
931 in most cases.
935 *** Version 1.2 (2007/05/14)
937 - database: The database now has two new values Unsuitable50 and
938 Unsuitable01. They express the number of pixels which are
939 unsuitable for more than 50%, respectively more than 1%, of
940 all calibrated event. It is a more accurate number than the
941 previously used numbers, because they only take the first
942 calibration (ignoring the interleaved calibrations) into account.
944 - database: The database now has two other new values UnsuitableMax and
945 DeadMax. They express the maximum number of pixels which were
946 unsuitable, respectively dead, during the sequence. Because
947 of high pedestal rms (cars passing) a few events with very high
948 numbers of unsuitable pixels can happen. Not to suffer from this
949 effect we don't take the highest 0.1% of the numbers into account.
951 - general: fixed a bug which caused callisto and star to stop working
952 properly because the callisto output was currupted
954 - general: a script called scripts/makemovie has been added which
955 simplified the process of producing several movies from a single
956 sequence with different setup.
958 - callisto: Some more code cleanup. Started to remove old obsolete
959 code from cvs.
961 - callisto: The extraction of the pedestal with the extractor was
962 not random. It seems that extracting at one position is still biased
963 (for example in the first or last slices we could still suffer from
964 switching noise) Now it is completely random.
966 - callisto: In MPedCalcPedRun (which is the pedestal extraction from
967 pedestal files) individual pixels could be skipped due to high
968 variations. This was already the case for the pedestal extraction
969 from the lo-gains since the beginning and properly handled
970 there, but was introduced in the extraction from the pedestal files
971 a while ago. To calculate the average value it was still divided
972 by the number of events procesed not by the number of summands
973 really summed. This let to a pedestal which was a tiny amount too
974 small (for a few piels in the order of 0.1%). This led to an slightly
975 positive offset of the randomly extracted pedestal for a few pixels.
976 I doubt that this has a big effect on the result, because the effect
977 on the individual numbers is quite small. Due to this it is suggested
978 that you rerun your calibration to make sure you are without any
979 avoidable bias.
981 - callisto: the ArrTimeRmsLimit is now is a check of the deviation from
982 the median rms of the absolute arrival time and expressed in significance
983 levels. This replaces the old meaning of an abolute upper limit. An
984 absolute upper limit doesn't make much sense, because in our data
985 all arrival times are shifted at the same time (in fact it might be
986 a shift of the artificial trigger w.r.t. to the light flash).
988 - callisto: Added a new tab "BadPixTm" which shows the time evolution
989 of the number of unsuitable pixels over the whole sequence. This
990 is usefull mainly to judge if an intermediate calibration had
991 problems.
993 - callisto: Added a new tab "DeadPixTm" which shows the time evolution
994 of the number of dead pixels over the whole sequence. Dead pixels
995 in this context are unmapped pixels, i.e. pixels which could not
996 be interpolated, and thus are ignored in the further analysis.
998 - callisto: It is now possible to use the position of the maximum
999 of the spline as arrival time instead of the leading edge even
1000 when using the integral for the signal. Therefor set the extraction
1001 type to kIntegralRel ("IntegralRelative") and the relative height
1002 ("HeightTm") to -1:
1003 MJPedestalC1.ExtractSignal.ExtractionType: IntegralRelative
1004 MJPedestalC1.ExtractSignal.HeightTm: -1
1009 *** Version 1.1 (2007/04/27)
1011 - general: The new class MGeomCamDwarf contains the camera geometry
1012 for our prefered Dwarf camera and can be used to create general
1013 geometries of roundish or hexagonal cameras.
1015 - mars: The default cleaning is now abolute 8.5/4.0.
1017 - mars: The resource file mars.rc now contains examples for MUX data
1019 - merpp: Implemented file format version 8 (MUX FADC data). The 16-bit
1020 data containing only 10-bit information is still cooked down to
1021 8-bit, by cutting away the lowest 8-bit.
1023 - merpp: When reading raw data the data is now stored in a single
1024 array. The lo-gain array is obsolete. The interface stays the same.
1026 - callisto: To process the new MUX data use the resource file
1027 callisto_mux.rc
1029 - callisto: The -root and -raw options to read merpped raw data have
1030 been removed
1032 - callisto: If the -mc option is given the sequence-name can now be
1033 replaced by the MC sequence number
1035 - callisto: If the sequence file contains "MonteCarlo: Yes" the
1036 -mc option can now be omitted
1038 - callisto: Started further simplification by removing obsolete
1039 dependancies on MCalibIntensity*Cams.
1041 - callisto: removed unsused intensity calibration from MJCalibration
1042 for further simplification
1044 - callisto: for simplification removed references to
1045 MBadPixelsIntensityCam, MCalibrationIntensityQECam,
1046 MCalibrationIntensityRelTimeCam, MCalibrationIntensityTestCam,
1047 MCalibrationIntensityChargeCam, and MCalibrationIntensityBlindCam
1048 (this should at minimum change nothing at all, and at maximum
1049 improve thing if these containers where somewhere not handled
1050 properly)
1052 - callisto: Added the option to write an event movie. Please use
1053 this option with care (huge files) but exessively to understand
1054 our events. For further documentation please refer to the
1055 IACT wiki
1056 (currently at
1058 - callisto: Improved binning for the pulse position check histogram
1060 - callisto: The code calculating the pulse position checknow takes
1061 the pedestal into account
1063 - callisto: The arrival time is now stored with full precision this
1064 helps to get rid of artefacts in histograms. For the signal this
1065 is not necessray because it is displayed in log-scale anyhow
1067 - callisto: Fixed a problem with internal exclusions. Pixels which
1068 have once been marked as unsuitable didn't get the necessary
1069 histograms filled anymore to be rechecked with each interleaved
1070 calibration.
1072 - callisto: The relative arrival time resolution (the rms of the
1073 relative arrival time offset) is now checked against its
1074 median and the median deviation, instead of the average
1075 plus an absolute offset.
1077 - callisto: The relative arrival time offset is now calculated
1078 w.r.t. its median not w.r.t. to an artificial reference pixel.
1080 - callisto: The relative time calibration now marks pixels with
1081 outlaying offset as unsuitable
1083 - callisto: The interleaved relative time calibration has been switched
1084 on. The advantage is that pixels which are marked as outliers
1085 now can recover. An improvement over time is not expected, because
1086 the relative time calibration seems stable.
1088 - ganymed: If the dataset file containes "MonteCarlo: Yes" the "-mc"
1089 option can now be omitted.
1091 - ganymed: If either the dataset file containes "MonteCarlo: Yes"
1092 or the option "-mc" is specified as default the monte carlo datacenter
1093 paths (/magic/montecarlo/...) are used if not overwritten in the
1094 dataset file.
1096 - ganymed: The output files now contain run- and event-number for all
1097 events, accessible as RunNumber.fVal and EvtNumber.fVal
1099 - ganymed: Added a plot showing the source position in the camera also
1100 for wobble mode
1102 - ganymed: In addition to the existing task which can be setup to
1103 be executed after Cut1 a final task called "EstimateEnergy"
1104 has been added, executed before writing the final output
1105 (ganymed00000000.root). The task setup in all three cases
1106 can be choosen individually. (For all three(!) cases you
1107 can for example choose MRanForestCalc. For examples see all
1108 sponde*.rc and all ganymed*rc)
1110 - ganymed: If a container "MEstimatedEnergy" is found in the
1111 parameter list (eg. because it was setup by MEstimateEnergy)
1112 it will be written to the output file.
1116 *** Version 1.0 (2007/02/16)
1118 - database: Website to plot values from the database has been added.
1120 - database: The rate of spark events as found by star is now kept
1121 and the rate after cleaning is now with spark events subtracted
1123 - general: The changes to the interpretation of phrases lead to
1124 a problem with the access of MHMatrix objects (eg. "M[0]")... fixed.
1126 - general: Added example files how you can create your own calendar
1127 (eg. as christmas present) with Mars. Just run
1128 root macros/tutorials/calendar.C
1130 - general: Added a possibility to display grouped data in the plotdb.C
1131 macro (and similar macros). This allows to plot hourly, nightly,
1132 weekly, monthly and yearly averages.
1133 For more details see the plotall function of the macro
1135 - general: fixed the error display of the camera display. It showed
1136 wrong results.
1138 - general: fixed a memory leak when reading many MStatusDisplays
1140 - general: added a macro (macros/tutorials/mirrordelay.C) plotting the delay
1141 between a spherical and a parabolic mirror
1143 - callisto: We have a new pulse position check which takes the properties
1144 of the extractor automatically into account. So no need to set
1145 ExtractWinLeft/Right anymore. Again a check for pulses too much to the
1146 left is done. If possible the lo-gain extraction start and hi-gain
1147 extraction end is changed accordingly. If no proper extraction range
1148 can be set (hi-gain too much to the left) an error is raised.
1150 - callisto: New swapped pixels have been found and corrected
1152 - callisto: Redone the signal extraction this includes:
1153 + Unified the algorithms to extract the pedestal for all pedestal
1154 extractions done
1155 + Unification of hi- and lo-gain into one array
1156 + Unification of hi- and lo-gain extraction for Spline and
1157 Digital Filter (means now exactly the same algorithm is used,
1158 not a copy-and-pasted one)
1159 + Store pedestal subtracted data in a common place
1160 + Improved extraction algorithms. If the algorithms search a
1161 maximum but don't find one they don't return the maximum anymore
1162 + Improved the extraction such that a information for signal
1163 and time which is consistent is returned
1164 + replaced the numerical spline with a (not slower) analytical
1165 solution
1166 + Lowered the saturation limit from 250 to 245 to make sure that
1167 we are far away in all pixels from problems with the clock-noise
1168 + The start of the lo-gain extraction is calculated from the hi-gain
1169 arrival time. In case of saturation an estimation is used.
1170 + the hi-gain window was extended to slice 16. This allows extraction
1171 of very late pulses in single pixels or of huge hadron showers.
1172 + Now uses the lo-gain extraction range for pedestal extraction,
1173 not the hi-gain range in the lo-gain
1175 - callisto: New hi-/lo-gain calibration constants have been produced
1176 for all periods from the statistic of the whole period. They are
1177 now used automatically depending on the periods. The old constants
1178 where deviation in avarega about 2%-3%. The constants are very
1179 stable from period to period (<<1%) except for exchanged channels.
1180 In a few cases the constants used so far were off by 1%-2% (maybe
1181 temperature effects?)
1183 - callisto: To gain obsolete space we do not write the
1184 MPedestalFundamental anymore. Also calibration and bad pixel
1185 treatment is not done for it anymore because it has never been used.
1187 - callisto: Fixed a bug in the seuqence handling which caused the
1188 light condition to be ignored
1190 - star: Added two new tabs "Sparkless" and "Sparks" these tabs show
1191 basically the same as "Cleaned" but the distribution devided into
1192 the events fullfilling a spark cut or being rejected by it.
1193 This cut can be changed from star.rc (see example inside) by
1194 the "SparkCut" directive
1196 - star: Star displays now the average individual pixel-rate (IPR) versus
1197 time and the average discriminator threshold (DT) of all pixels.
1199 - optim: fixed a problem with the optim-macros which was due to a bug
1200 in the new phrase parsing
1202 - ganymed: To get a nice FalseSource plot (instead of the all-information
1203 debug plot displayed as a standard plot) use the context menu
1204 somewhere between the two upper plots, click on "DrawNicePlot"
1205 and enjoy the result. (It is the same context menu which contains
1206 the other options)
1209 - ganymed/optim/train: The cut program, trainings- and optimization
1210 macros could run with less files found than expected from the
1211 sequence-files. No the execution is stopped in this case.
1213 - ganymed: now stores the dataset in the output file with all information
1214 contained (as sequence number, sequence path, data path) so that the
1215 used dataset file can be recreated complete from the output
1217 - sponde: now also allows the uasge of random forest
1219 - sponde: added a plot showing the cut efficiency
1221 - sponde: Using root versions < 5.13/04 still resulted in wrong binomial
1222 errors (eg. effecting the collection area) because the errors of the
1223 two histograms were swapped in the calculation, which makes a difference
1224 in the case the histograms contains weighted events. Aditionally the
1225 totalarea was incorrectly taken into account, which results in too small
1226 errors, which makes a difference at low statistics were the errors
1227 or the collection area dominate.
1231 *** Version 0.10.3 (2006/10/23)
1233 - database: Implemented ObservationMode flag in websites.
1235 - database: For sequences there is now also the stoptime available on the
1236 websites.
1238 - database: Removed ManuallyChanged flag from sequence-info websites,
1239 as it is not needed anymore with the new sequence building algorithm.
1241 - general: MRolke.[cc,h]: Modification of TRolke from root_v5.12.00b.
1242 Class for calculation of confidence intervals (upper limits).
1243 Use model 3 or 4 for upper limit calculation for MAGIC observations.
1244 Please read the class instruction of TRolke for more information.
1246 - general: The programs now return 0xfe if the requested resource file
1247 doesn't exist.
1249 - general: Errors comming from root itself are now not output to
1250 stderr anymore but to our default (colored) log-stream.
1252 - general: Changed the interface to TFormula such that now everything
1253 is parsed by TFormula, which should allow to use phrases even
1254 without paranthesis correctly parsed.
1256 - callisto: replaced the AdHoc number of effective integration slices
1257 in the digital filter by an average of the correct number, averaged
1258 over all possible set of weights. This also gives correct numbers
1259 for the lo-gains which were totally wrong before.
1261 - callisto: drastically reduced memory consumption by not storing
1262 all intermediate calibration results in memory anymore (we might
1263 write them into a file in the future)
1265 - ganymed: To get a nice Theta-Sq plot (instead of the all-information
1266 debug plot displayed as a standard plot) use the context menu
1267 somewhere between the two upper plots, click on "DrawNicePlot"
1268 and enjoy the result. (It is the same context menu which contains
1269 the "DrawAll" option)
1274 *** Version 0.10.2 (2006/10/15)
1276 - general: changed the building of the sequence files such, that
1277 the source-/project name in case of wobble-sources is not the
1278 source/project of the first data run anymore but the new generalized
1279 wobble source/project
1281 - general: Added some functions to MAstro to calculate sun and
1282 moon properties
1284 - general: Added two new macros (starvisday.C and starvisyear.C)
1285 which allow to plot the visibility of several stars in one day
1286 or of one star along one year
1290 *** Version 0.10.1 (2006/10/11)
1292 - general: HTML logging output was distorted... fixed.
1294 - general: Changed the writing of the sequencefiles such that only
1295 as many pedestal files as giving at least 1000 pedestal events which
1296 are nearby the first calibration run are used as pedestal runs
1298 - sponde: In the calculation of the collection area(s) and the
1299 distribution for MOnte Carlo and estimated energy the error
1300 calculation was wrong because root didn't take the errors
1301 properly into account... fixed.
1305 *** Version 0.10 (2006/10/10)
1307 - general: all executables now check consistency of the root version
1308 installed with the root version used for compilation. The return
1309 code in this case is 255.
1311 - general: The algorithm to build seqeunces has been redesigned
1312 completly. It is now more flexible in terms of a resource file
1313 resources/sequences.rc which can be used to partly overwrite
1314 the default algorithm and defined the important part of the
1315 algorithm. It also takes correctly into account several ways
1316 of taking wobble-data. Currently the new algorithm doesn't take
1317 the number of pedestal events anymore into account (so a sequence
1318 could have much less than 1000 pedestal events and data runs are
1319 no-more used instead)
1321 - general: a lot of small changes to make the code compatible with
1322 root 5.12/00 and gcc 4.1
1324 - general: Fixed some warnings thrown if more warnings are switched
1325 on in the compiler
1327 - general: Added a function to MMath which returns the Median of
1328 the distribution abs(y[i]-median) but at 68:32 division instead
1329 of 50:50, which is somehow the median counterpart of the rms.
1331 - general: MAstroCatalog allows now to read calatog files (as bsc5)
1332 even if they are compressed with gzip (recommended compression
1333 is with "-1")
1335 - showplot:
1336 + batch mode creation of image files now works with root 5.12/00
1337 + added support for writing bmp (though it never produces
1338 bmp which can be read by programs like xv or gimp)
1339 + added support for xml
1340 + added new option to start the display with a different size, by
1341 --display-width=nnn or --display-height=nnn
1342 + added options to define the canvas size when the display is started
1343 --canvas-width=nnn or --canvas-height=nnn
1344 the option can also be used for batch-mode conversion
1345 + added an option which automatically fits the display size to the
1346 desktop-size: --auto-size
1348 - merpp: didn't recognize files with the extension .raw.gz - fixed.
1350 - merpp: allow the reports to have 1000ms due to a bug in the camera
1351 program.
1353 - callisto: New swapped pixels have been found and corrected. For
1354 details see MRawRunHeader::FixAssignment()
1356 - callisto: Callisto now raises an error if one of the input files could
1357 not be opened.
1359 - callisto: In some rare cases it could happen that in the signal
1360 extraction of the digital filter the extractor returned nonsense
1361 results due a wrong initializion of a variable (this happens in
1362 cases in which the extracted signal is exactly zero or the
1363 digital filter couldn't slide because of a too small extraction
1364 window, which could happen in the lo-gain extraction)
1366 - callisto: The lo-gains have been marked as valid in some cases
1367 when they got not extracted at all (deltsumlo=deltatimelo=0) because
1368 the allowed extraction range (fLoGainLast-fLoGainFirst) was
1369 smaller than the number of slices (fLoGainWindowSize) needed
1370 by the lo-gain extractor
1372 - callisto: Updated absolute calibration constants (muon calibration)
1374 - callisto: fixed a bug which caused the hi-gain saturation not
1375 to be handled properly in the spline (the position of the
1376 saturation was calculated incorrectly)
1378 - callisto: fixed a bug which gave weird results if hi- _and_
1379 lo-gain could not be extracted properly. In some cases hi-
1380 and lo-gain have not been extracted at all and the random result
1381 got calibrated. In other cases the hi-gain was saturating and the
1382 lo-gain has not been extracted. For this a completly arbitraty
1383 scale factor was applied to the result from extracting the
1384 charge of the saturating hi-gain.
1386 - callisto: improves handling of extracted signal if lo- and/or
1387 hi-gain could not be extracted properly. If no appropriate
1388 calibration of either the signal or the arrival time is possible
1389 the pixel is now markes as unsuitable instead of estimated.
1391 - callisto: Fixed a problem in the spline extraction which gave
1392 weird results if the signal was extracted from the first (and
1393 highest) slice (as a workaround extraction from the first
1394 slice has been forbidden)
1396 - callisto: Fixed a bug regarding the use of the QE which doesn't
1397 effect the result because the default is used anyhow.
1398 (The bug was there since 14/07/2005)
1400 - callisto: Changed the default for fgLoGainStartShift to -2.4
1402 - callisto: Fixed a bug which caused all hi-/lo-gain calibration
1403 factors to be always 10 for all pixels as soon as the first
1404 calibration update has happend.
1406 - callisto: Fixed the hi-/lo-gain offset for the Digital Filter. It
1407 was off by more than one slice (which gives wrong values for
1408 pixels which have saturated the hi-gain) This was a problem
1409 mainly for timing studies, not so much for the automatic standard
1410 analysis. Also the values for the Spline have been changed slightly:
1411 + Digital Filter from 1.70 to 0.95
1412 + Spline from 1.39 to 1.30
1413 The numbers were sorted out by an extensive test in the
1414 test-database.
1416 - callisto: Removed the tab showing the average calibrated arrival
1417 time. It never gave useful information.
1419 - callisto: Now tab "HiLoCal" which shows the ratio between hi- and
1420 lo-gain pulse for data pulses if hi- and lo-gain have saturated
1421 and both were extracted because the hi-gain was above the
1422 LoGainSwitch.
1424 - callisto: Now tab "HiLoOff" which shows the offset between hi- and
1425 lo-gain pulse position (after application of LoGainOffset, which
1426 means in the ideal case it is 0) for data pulses if hi- and lo-gain
1427 have saturated and both were extracted because the hi-gain was above
1428 the LoGainSwitch.
1430 - callisto: After extensive tests a new threshold level for determination
1431 of the pulse position has been found at 50phe. This is due to the
1432 fact that for lower pulses the arrival time changes its average
1433 behaviour dramatically. It tends to the average of the extraction
1434 range and starts sticking to non-floating point numbers (5, 6, 7, ...)
1436 - callisto: Added two more plots to the calibration part. The average
1437 extracted signal and the average extracted arrival time as
1438 extracted by the signal extractor (This can help debugging problems
1439 because it doesn't involve a fit)
1441 - star: changed the fit for the effective on time such that initial
1442 values are calculated automatically now instead of using build
1443 in values. This makes the fit more indepedant of the underlaying
1444 rates. With a test of ~350 sequences in the test database it could
1445 be shown that the new fit gives the same result +/-1sek.
1446 The highest deviation was +5s the lowest -10s. You can now control
1447 the bahaviour with two resource values:
1448 MHEffectiveOnTime.FistBin: 3
1449 MHEffectiveOnTime.NumEvents: 12000
1450 Use FirstBin=1 and NumEvents=120 to fit the effective on time
1451 from the resulting gamma candidates
1453 - star: The Center histogram in MHHillas is now by default displayed
1454 with the colz draw-option
1456 - ganymed: now produces valid error codes if failed
1458 - ganymed: MFMagicCuts now supports a hadronness cut. Switch it on
1459 with the option "hadronness" instead of "area" or "both" if
1460 you want to use both cuts. The hadronness cut includes a fixed
1461 cut in hadronness (index 8) and a fixed cut in size (index 9).
1463 - ganymed: MFMagicCuts: fixed abug introduced 2005/7/14 which caused
1464 the M3Long of the anti source to be not properly evaluated
1465 (actually is was evaluated as a unique random number) in case
1466 of optimization with anti-theta cut switched on. This might have
1467 lead to improper, but not necessarily wrong, optimization results.
1469 - ganymed: ganymed_onoff.rc, ganymed_wobble.rc - updated with comments
1470 how to use random forest
1472 - ganymed: use the same spark cuts as in ganymed_wobble.rc as in
1473 ganymed_onoff.rc. Seems to be unintentional that they were different.
1475 - sponde: Since the introduction of the possibility to define a
1476 normalization energy instead of using the integral the default
1477 was not using the integral anymore but a normalization energy of
1478 1GeV. It is now the integral again.
1480 - sponde: Fixed a problem in the weighting which did not allow
1481 a MC slope of -1.
1485 *** Version 0.9.6 (2006/05/24)
1487 - general: changed the binning of the azimuthal profile of the camera
1488 such that it is aligned with the 60deg boundaries.
1490 - merpp: better handling of problems with the TH, TD part of the
1491 CC-REPORT for files older than 200507190 and 200412210
1492 respectively
1494 - merpp: improved handling of RECEIVERS-COM-ERROR in CC-REPORT
1496 - merpp: implementd latest changes in starguider reports (sinc 9th May)
1498 - callisto: if an arrival time is extracted outside the fadc range is
1499 was set to the boundary before. Now a random number is assigned
1500 instead to avoid unfortunate coincidences of arrival times just
1501 by this arbitrary value.
1503 - callisto: added a new option to callisto.rc which allows
1504 to set the maximum arrival time difference allowed for the
1505 badpixel algorithm to determin whether a pixels belongs to a shower:
1506 MJCalibrateSignal.MBadPixelsTreat.MaxArrivalTimeDiff: 0.9
1508 - callisto: changed the old value (0.5) for MaxArrivalTimeDiff
1509 to 0.9 as suggested by Stefan due to a recent study on the fraction
1510 of pixels surviving the image cleaning
1512 - callisto: switched off error in case of "pulse is too much to the left"
1514 - callisto: The extraction window is not adapted anymore. This means that
1515 the pulse is extracted from the full range. The draw-back is that the
1516 background (pedestal) will become slightly higher. Switching on/off
1517 the PulsePosCheck in the callisto.rc only effects filling the
1518 histograms.
1519 WARNING: If the pulse is too much to the left data is calibrated!
1520 Check the PulsePosCheck-PulsePosition AND the Inhomogeneity parameter
1521 in the database to make sure that your data is valid!
1523 - star: Show also the number of stars correlated correctly by the
1524 starguider
1526 - ganymed: implemented a new class (MHThetaSqN) which allows to use more
1527 than one off-source region in wobble-mode. To use it add the following to
1528 your ganymed_wobble.rc:
1529 + MJCut.NameHist: MHThetaSqN (switch the new feature on)
1530 + MHThetaSqN.NumOffSourcePos: 3 (define number of off-regions)
1531 + MHThetaSqN.DoOffCut: Yes,No (switch on/off the off-cut)
1532 + Cut1.ThetaCut: None
1533 + MHThetaSqN.SignificanceCutLevel: 2.0 (increase off-cut by 2.0/1.7)
1535 - ganymed: in the case the latest report is older than a default (currently
1536 one minute) and the current report will be skip the starguider
1537 correction and calibration will be reset. The maximum age can be
1538 setup from ganymed.rc by (minutes):
1539 MPointingDevCalc.MaxAge: 1.5
1541 - ganymed: A first implementation showing all size-bins for the theta-sq
1542 resp. alpha-plots in a single tab automatically
1546 *** Version (2006/05/05)
1548 - general: Added a new option "zdiff" to the Makefile which runs
1549 "cvs diff" as "make diff" would do, but with compression
1551 - general: accelerated MTFillMatrix (used for eample in all training
1552 and optimization macros) by skipping some obsolete calles in the
1553 eventloop the first and second loop could be accelerated by ~20%
1555 - general: Added a missing feature in the MFilterList class which
1556 prevented MFEnergySlope from working correctly in trainenergy.C
1558 - general: Accelerated the random forest training and usage a bit
1560 - merpp: Adapted to new raw data file format version 6
1562 - merpp: fixed a problem with reading the starguider reports
1563 after 6.3.2006
1565 - callisto: At some times six pixels had to be exchanged manually in the
1566 data. If the pixels to be swaped are both not found, an error was raised
1567 and calibration was stopped. Now it is assumed they are intentially not
1568 mapped and the Error has been changed to a Warning.
1570 - star: Added new image cleaning based on the arrival time of the shower.
1571 The new cleaning can be accessed using the parameter "Time" instead of
1572 the the old one (like "Absolute) in the star.rc-file.
1573 Recommended parameters:
1574 + MImgCleanStd.CleanLevel1: 8.2
1575 + MImgCleanStd.CleanLevel2: 5
1576 + MImgCleanStd.CleanRings: 2
1577 + MImgCleanStd.KeepSinglePixels: No
1579 - star: Simplified the calculation of the effective on time. By letting
1580 the fit start in the third bin the result should become more stable.
1581 The fit quality is now ignored for the theta-plot which is not used
1582 in the analysis later. Still better pre-cut which, for example,
1583 remove events triggered by car-light (rate changing on a short
1584 time-scale) are missing.
1586 - macros: optimonoff.C, optimwobble.C: implemented a new strategy
1587 for optimization (kWeakSource) which is suggested by the Berlin
1588 people for weak sources.
1590 - macros: plotdb.C:
1591 + if no dataset and no time-interval is given only sequences with
1592 an effective on-time above five minutes are plotted anymore
1593 + added a new tab "RelTime" displaying the relative on-time
1594 (effective on-time divided by the observation time)
1596 - macros: optim*.C: by skipping some obsolete calles in the eventloop
1597 the optimization became a lot faster
1599 - ganymed: In the second loop the MHNewImagePar histograms disapeared.
1600 To display them just delete the pads displayed on top.
1602 - ganymed: fixed a bug which could cause strange behaviour in wobble
1603 mode if no starguider information was available due to an incorrect
1604 initialization of the starguider calibration
1606 - ganymed: The scale region in the False Source Plot (MHDisp) can now
1607 be changed from within the plot. It can also be setup from the
1608 resource file using:
1609 + MHDisp.fScaleMin: 0.325
1610 + MHDisp.fScaleMax: 0.475
1612 - ganymed, showplot: Fixed a problem with the fit to the off-data
1613 (HistOff) which could cause a time lag or an inifinite loop.
1614 The bug did not effect the results at all.
1616 - sponde: Added a new tab showing the effective collection area after
1617 trigger (including the software trigger)
1619 - sponde: MMcSpectrumWeight has a new option which allows to define
1620 the scaling factor not by the integral of the events but at
1621 a defined energy:
1622 e.g. MMcSpectrumWeight.NormEnergy: 200
1624 - MTFillMatrix, sponde: by skipping some obsolete calles in the
1625 eventloops the loop could be accelerated by ~20%
1629 *** Version 0.9.5 (2006/03/13)
1631 - macros: fixed a typo optimwoble.C (SetThetaCut instead SetAlphaCut)
1632 and added the standard Disp-parametrization
1634 - macros: added a new macro datacenter/macros/plotstat.C allowing
1635 to plot statistics about the data processing
1637 - macros: added a new macro to plot the muon correction coefficients
1638 versus period (macros/plot/mucal.C)
1640 - showplot: path inflation for ganymed files was broken
1642 - callisto: Fixed an important bug. When the number of saturating pixels
1643 were calculated the bad pixel information already available from the
1644 calibration was ignored. This yields wrong values in case pixels
1645 are broken and saturate all the time or randomly.
1647 - callisto: Updated Muon calibration constants. Spline data now also uses
1648 different values for different periods
1650 - star: The time-evolution shown in the effective on-time plot now displays
1651 the axis range (if there are no holes it should be similar to the
1652 effective on-time)
1654 - star: Added two new image parameters:
1655 + MNewImagePar.fConcCOG: The ratio of the equivalent signals of
1656 the three pixels next to the center of gravity and the size
1657 + MNewImagePar.fConcCore: The ratio of the signals of all
1658 pixels inside or touching the ellipse and the size
1660 - ganymed: now stops in requested source isn't found in catalog file
1662 - ganymed: Many improvements to the phi-plot in wobble mode:
1663 + with a template the ideal background is displayed
1664 + a possible camera inhomogeneity is taken into account
1665 + the anti theta cut is better supported
1666 + the phi cut is automatically calculated from the theta cut
1667 See the examples in ganymed_wobble.rc for more details.
1669 - ganymed: fixed plot for E^2*dN/dE. The spectrum was multiplied with two
1670 times the bin-width instead of the absolute energy
1672 - ganymed: New cuts for on/off and wobble mode
1674 - ganymed: The smearing of the False Source plot has been increased
1675 to 0.06
1677 - ganymed: The starguider calibration can now be changed from the
1678 resource file.
1679 See the examples in ganymed*.rc for more details.
1681 - ganymed: added a new option for on-/off-observations
1682 MJCut.RandomSourcePosition
1683 If switched on the distribution of observation time of the source
1684 position in the camera is calculated from the on-data and randomly
1685 applied with this distrbution to the off-data.
1687 - ganymed: by skipping some obsolete calles in the eventloop the
1688 first and second loop could be accelerated by ~20%
1690 - ganymed: The default in ganymed_onoff.rc is now to determin the source
1691 position in the off-data randomly according to its distribution in the
1692 on-data.
1696 *** Version (2006/02/13)
1698 - general: Fixed a bug in most of the programs which prevented the
1699 compile date in the startup message to be displayed
1701 - general: Simplified program calls. The following abbreviations
1702 are now possible:
1703 showlog callisto 55599
1704 showplot signal 55599
1705 star 55599
1706 callisto 55999
1707 ganymed 2
1708 In this cases the corrsponding root-, log-, sequence- or dataset-
1709 filename is automatically compiled using the default datacenter
1710 paths ("/magic/*")
1712 - general: Fixed a long outstanding bug which made axis tick marks
1713 disappear if MDataFormula was used (eg. abs(x))
1715 - general: Updated MMath with new functions to calculate the results of
1716 a exponential, logarithmic and powerlaw fits analytically.
1718 - general: Updated some macros with comments:
1719 + macros/optim/optimdisp.C
1720 + macros/optim/optimenergy.C
1721 + macros/optim/optimwobble.C:
1723 - general: MTFillMatrix (the class to fill one or two MHMatrix from
1724 files) now allows adding a pre-cut like in the optimization. E.g. this
1725 is useful to perform g/h-separation cuts before training the random
1726 forest.
1728 - general: Between the rund 53300 and 68754 the pixels 553-558 were not
1729 correctly assigned in the raw data assignement table. A fix to correct
1730 the assignment tabel have been implemented.
1732 - general: MAstroCatalog now allows rotating of the sky-grid and stars
1733 by 90, 180 and 270 deg.
1735 - general: the macro plotdb.C now allows to highlight sequences belonging
1736 to a datset. For more details see the descritions in the macro.
1738 - StatusDisplay: Fixed the algorithm to calculate the size ratio
1739 of the display, it gave wrong results espacially for big sizes.
1740 Now the embedded canvas should always have a ratio width/height=3/2.
1741 The "Size" options have been updated with values fitting the 3/2
1742 size ratio.
1744 - RanForest:
1745 + Updated the random forest classes to support also the
1746 regression method implemented by Thomas H.
1747 + added new tutorial macro how to train the random forest
1748 for energy estimation (macros/optim/rfenergyest.C)
1749 + new classes to train the random forest (still in development)
1750 mjtrain/MJTrainEnergy, mjtrain/MJTrainDisp, mjtrain/MJTrainSeparation
1751 + new tutorial macros for random forest training in macros/train
1752 trainenergy.C, traindisp.C, trainseparation.C
1754 - mars: now allows to setup a cut in the resource file mars.rc to choose
1755 the events to be displayed, eg:
1756 Cut.Condition: {0} && {1}
1757 Cut.0: MHillas.fSize>100
1758 Cut.1: MHillas.fSize<900
1760 - merpp: Made aware of the new .rep format 200510250. This includes
1761 interpretation of the Receiver Board Temperatures (MCameraRecTemp),
1762 the discriminator thresholds (MCameraTD) and the disciminator
1763 delays (MCameraTD). All of them come with the CC report and are therefor
1764 written to the CC tree.
1766 - callisto: fixed a bug in the calculation of the arrival times in
1767 the Digital Filter. They were all shifted by the same amount
1768 fHiGainFirst. This caused an offset in the order of the position of
1769 the left border of the extraction window in the times calculated
1770 from high-gain and from low-gain. The bug effected only the absolute
1771 arrival times. The bug was there since 30.1.2005.
1773 - callisto: Changed the ExtractionWindow for the pulse position check
1774 such that the camera inhomogeneity becomes as less as possible and
1775 comparable to the pulso position check switched off. More details
1776 on the study will be given at our result web-page.
1778 - ganymed: ganymed.rc, ganymed_onoff.rc:
1779 changed to new cuts trained with 1ES1218 and Crab-data
1780 for maximum sigma*log10(excess)
1782 - ganymed: In addition to the Hadronness calculator (CalcHadronness)
1783 a new option was implemented to estimate Disp (CalcDisp)
1785 - ganymed: Implemented two new options which allow
1786 to overwrite the default path to search for the sequence files
1787 --ins=/magic/sequences
1788 and where to search for the image data
1789 --ind=/magic/data/star
1791 - ganymed: MSrcPosCorrect now allows overwriting of the misfocussing
1792 dx/dy from the resource file by
1793 MSrcPosCorrect.Dx
1794 MSrcPosCorrect.Dy
1796 - ganymed: fixed reading the source catalog. Only as many chars
1797 as the requested source name had were compared (If a source
1798 "1ES1218" and "1ES1218+304" were in the catalog and "1ES1218+304"
1799 were requested it could happen that the coordinates of
1800 "1ES1218" were read) The source coordinates are now printed
1801 in addition to its name to the logging output.
1803 - ganymed: changed the background fit in the case of a ThetaSq function
1804 from a polynomial to a exponential, this should give a big improvement
1805 for on-only analysis'
1807 - ganymed/sponde: Calculation of the error of single size-/energy-
1808 bins now uses Li/Ma (5) instead of LiMa (17)
1810 - sponde: Added a plot E^2*dN/dE
1812 - sponde: The energy estimator plot should now show values like
1813 they are commonly used.
1815 - sponde: Now MMcSpectrumWeight also excepts formulas with two X
1816 (a powerlaw with cutoff didn't work before)
1820 *** Version (2005/10/01)
1822 - general: added new tutorial macro macros/tutorials/threshold.C:
1823 how to calculate the threshold
1825 - general: added a new game. Start it from the interpreter with
1826 MagicJam j; (other games are: MineSweeper, MagicSnake, MagicDomino
1827 and MagicReversi)
1829 - general: neighbor pixels in MGeoms are now sorted clockwise
1831 - merpp: made aware of new format 20050829-0
1833 - callisto: New scale factors from muon analysis, stored in new
1834 resource file resources/calibration.rc
1836 - callisto: MBadPixelsCalc now raises an error instead of simply stopping
1837 the eventloop if something went wrong. This is necessary for the
1838 automatic processing
1840 - callisto: Implemented a new treatment for the time information
1841 developed by S.Ruegamer, this should give much better response than
1842 the old very primitive algorithm. This is especially important
1843 for bad pixels due to bright stars as Ceta-Tauri (btw: the old
1844 treatment was buggy! As neighbor pixels to interpolate the
1845 arrival times always the pixels 0 to 5 were taken)
1847 - callisto: In addition to the new treatment of arrival times the
1848 decision of the treatment whether a pixel contains shower
1849 information or not is used to improve the signal interpolation
1850 further. Previously interpolated pixels showed a non-zero signal
1851 do the peak searching signal extractors. Having a signal pixel
1852 beside raised the signal above the cleaning level. Thus the
1853 pixel survived cleaning to often but with a too low mean signal.
1854 By replacing empty pixels with a gaus (mean and rms from the
1855 corresponding Area entries in MPedPhotCam) this effect can
1856 be supressed.
1858 - callisto: The status "unmapped" (for pixel which cannot be interpolated)
1859 got lost when the events were stored by the calibration... fixed.
1860 (This was no problem for normal image cleaning because the pixel
1861 content was artificially set to 0 not surviving standard cleaning
1862 algorithm)
1864 - callisto: Fixed a bug which caused the random and peak-search pedestal
1865 extracted with an extractor to be exchanged for the first (roughly)
1866 500 events (*Extractor and *ExtractorRndm).
1867 (They were simply exchanged in This bug might have been
1868 introduced in Mars 0.9.4 when the order of calculation of the two
1869 types of pedestal in callisto got exchanged. The bug only effects
1870 the first seconds of data of each sequence.
1872 - star: Taking the arrival time of Muons into account the calculation
1873 of the parameters could be made independant of the noise
1874 (pedestal rms). The dependance was due to the bias of the peak search
1875 extractor. Now only a ZA dependamcy is left which is not yet fully
1876 understood.
1878 - ganymed: The sequences were still not sorted correctly in any case,
1879 because they were sorted by the full qualified path name. Now they
1880 are sorted by their sequence number.
1882 - ganymed: new values for the spark-event-cut
1884 - sponde: required missing MEnergyEst from ganymed.root... fixed.
1888 *** Version (2005/08/18)
1890 - callisto: fixed some problems with the calibration in case of
1891 inteleaved events. Therefor the final and some intermediate
1892 fits are skipped which would take place on partly filled #
1893 histograms and gave wrong results or failed completely.
1895 - callisto: If the intermediate finalization of the histograms
1896 calculating the mean charge of the calibration signal fails
1897 it is counted now and printed in PostProcess of MCalibCalcFromPast.
1899 - ganymed: Fixed some bugs which caused problems in On-only mode.
1900 Still the false source plot doesn't give reasonable results.
1904 *** Version 0.9.4 (2005/08/05)
1906 - general: Fixed the ZA binning. It did not correctly fit the
1907 MC binning
1909 - general: Added a class to correct for the missfocussing in
1910 April (MSrcPosCorrect)
1912 - general: Random Forest energy estimator should now work properly
1914 - general: MHCamera now displays the profiles in deg instead of mm
1916 - general: MH::SetPalette offers a lot of new palettes
1918 - general: MHillas - the case of CorrXY==0 is now handled properly
1920 - general: implemented the possibility to change the line and
1921 marker style of a sky-grid drawn by MAstroCatalog
1923 - general: Runs in sequences and datasets are now automatically
1924 ordered (it is assumed that the order of their filenames correctly
1925 represents the order of observations) to ensure correct reading
1926 of the subsystem data
1928 - general: Runs cannot be added to a sequence twice anymore. Also
1929 Sequences cannot be added twice anymore to a dataset.
1931 - general: fixed a bug in MAstro::Deg2Hms reported by Abelardo.
1932 It gave wrong results by 1./2pi
1934 - showplot: got a new option to start a root interpreter, too
1936 - mars: now displays a rough estimate of Disp and the third moment
1938 - mars: now displays the event time MTime if available
1940 - mars: show muon parameters graphically
1942 - mars: now the file to open can be given as commandline
1943 argument
1945 - merpp: Added support for new arehucas version >= 200507190
1946 implementing values for three temperature sensors in the
1947 counting house (MCameraAUX) and the name of the HV settings file
1948 (MCameraHV).
1950 - merrp: Also fixed some problems with wrong versions numbers stated
1951 by arehucas and implemented some fixed for old versions (<200407070)
1953 - callisto: MCalibrationHiLoCam can now be printed from its context
1954 menu, eg in the TBrowser
1956 - callisto: fixed logain offset (fgOffsetLoGain) from 1.7 to
1957 - 1.39 (MExtractTimeAndChargeSpline)
1958 - 1.40 (MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter)
1959 This is important mainly for timing studies.
1961 - callisto: Changed limits in MHCalibrationChargeCalc from
1962 - -100.125 to -98 (fgChargeHiGainFirst)
1963 - 1899.875 to 1902. (fgChargeHiGainLast)
1964 - -100.25 to -99 (fgChargeLoGainFirst)
1965 - 899.75 to 901. (fgChargeLoGainLast)
1966 Introduced new limits:
1967 - fgNumLoGainBlackoutLimit: 0.05
1968 - fgLoGainBlackoutLimit: 3.5
1969 - fgLoGainPickupLimit: 3.5
1971 - callisto: The handling of automatic weights for the digital filter
1972 has been improved. There are now new calibration weights special
1973 for Monte Carlo calibrations.
1975 - callisto: Updated Muon scale with latest results (1% difference
1976 for most data, 5% for Mar/Apr'05)
1978 - callisto: use a new criterium to exclude bad pixels: If the high-gain
1979 was saturated and the blackout-events in the low-gain exceed the
1980 fNumLoGainBlackoutLimit, the pixel is declared unsuitable.
1981 This excludes those pixels which have a saturating high-gain
1982 channel, but the low-gain switch does not switch often enough
1983 to make the distribution reliable.
1985 - callisto: fix a bug counting the number of saturated events. Up to now,
1986 the number of saturated slices was counted (which is one for a not too
1987 high number), but for some (pathological) pixels, many more slices
1988 saturated and produced wrong limits.
1990 - callisto: New options in in callisto.rc for MCalibrationRelTimeCalc:
1991 + MCalibrationRelTimeCam.CheckFitResults: Yes
1992 + MCalibrationRelTimeCam.CheckDeviatingBehavior: Yes
1993 + MCalibrationRelTimeCam.CheckHistOverflow: Yes
1994 + MCalibrationRelTimeCam.CheckOscillations: Yes
1996 - callisto: introduce max. number of events for intercalibration,
1997 the rest gets skipped. Default: 4096
1998 The calibration causes too many un-reliable pixels if more
1999 than about 5000 events are treated (@500 Hz) because of the
2000 mode hopping of the VCSels. However, in the past, some
2001 calibration runs have been taken (erroneously) with more
2002 than 5000 events, especially the intensity scans where
2003 a good precision is needed.
2005 - callisto: Set UseExtractorRes to kTRUE, will raise the number of
2006 photo-electrons for the spline extractor by 1-2% (correctly).
2008 - callisto: The intercalibration is now done using a full f-factor
2009 method instead of a simple update. This makes things slower but
2010 more reliable in terms of gain-fluctuations and sudden VCSEL gain
2011 changes.
2013 - callisto: MPedestalY3 now uses the same extraction range as the data
2014 as calculated by MPedestalY2
2016 - callisto: A check of the fraction of allowed unsuitable (10%) and
2017 unreliable (30%) pixels has been addded when the conversion is
2018 calculated from interleaved events
2020 - star: fixed a bug which caused MEffectiveOnTime containers not to
2021 be written. In the worst case they were skipped almost all, in the
2022 best case they were all ok. It depends on how often the new value
2023 was assigned just with an event which was skipped later by another
2024 task
2026 - star: new histograms MHPointing and MHRate
2028 - star: New tab (Currents) displaying the time evolution of the mean
2029 DC currents
2031 - star: New tab (MeanRms) displaying the time volution of the mean
2032 Pedestal Rms
2034 - star: Output now contains MReportStarguider
2036 - star: Improved muon analysis. Due to the absense of a constant
2037 for the gaus fit for arc width and the fact that the arcwidth
2038 plot was a histogram instead of a profile the resulting psf
2039 became pedestal rms dependant
2041 - ganymed: added new plot (MHPhi) for wobble mode as described in
2044 - ganymed: corrects now (correctly?) for the misspointing in
2045 May/April 05
2047 - ganymed: Two new default templates for ganymed.rc are avilable:
2048 ganymed_onoff.rc and ganymed_wobble.rc
2050 - ganymed: The first version of MFMagicCuts has been released
2052 - ganymed: the Conc1 plot was incorrectly scaled in MHVsSize
2054 - ganymed, sponde: There are two new options to determin the number
2055 of bins for the signal region (NumBinsSignal) and the number of
2056 total bins (NumBinsTotal) in the MHThetaSq histogram
2058 - ganymed: optimized palettes for MHDisp
2060 - ganymed: Fixed an important bug when using ThetaSq as fit function:
2061 The result for the sigma of the gauss(sqrt(x)) fit was a factor
2062 sqrt(2) to large
2064 - ganymed: The false source plot (MHDisp) is now based on Disp
2065 and a background model determined in the first loop is
2066 subtracted
2068 - ganymed: MFMagicCuts are now available in the cvs. The correct
2069 solution for the disp ambiguity problem is now calculated using
2070 the third moment. The third moment cut therefor is skipped.
2072 - ganymed: Output now contains "Disp [MParameterD]" which sign is
2073 already determined by the third moment along the major axis and
2074 so its actual sign is aligned along the major axis of the shower.
2076 - ganymed: If starguider data is available it is taken into account
2077 when calculating the source position. This is especially important
2078 for wobble data at high zenith angles and culmination data.
2080 - ganymed: If available the starguider data is taken into account as
2081 good as it is possible without a starguider calibration. To switch
2082 it off add
2083 MPointingDevCalc.MaxAbsDev: -1
2084 to your ganymed.rc
2086 - sponde: the zenith angle distribution is now weighted instead of
2087 choosen by default. This gurantees higher statistics in the highest
2088 and lowest energy bins. To switch this behaviour off use...
2090 - sponde: now automatically displays the energy threshold
2094 *** Version 0.9.3 (2005/06/03)
2096 - general: MMcEvt now derived from MMcEvtBasic which should
2097 have no influence on compatibility with older camera files
2099 - general: Implemented a new option to MReadReports which allows
2100 to force reading of the first event of some trees (eg. Drive-tree)
2101 before any other tree.
2103 - general: Made a fix to MPointingPosCalc which assumes that the
2104 run-type is real-data if Process is called before ReInit, such
2105 that also the very first Drive-events in a run are treated
2106 correctly.
2108 - shoplot now displays the filename in the title bar of the window
2110 - merpp: new options: --auto-time-start --auto-time-stop which
2111 allow to cut updating with slow-control at the start- or
2112 (previousle --auto-time only allowed: and) stop-time of
2113 the run stored in the runheader.
2115 - callisto: changed default of fgFallTimeHiGain in
2116 MExtractTimeAndChargeSpline from 1.5 to 0.5. 0.5 was
2117 already set as default in callisto_Dec04Jan05.rc
2119 - callisto: the digital filter (MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter)
2120 now changes the filename for new weights automatically for
2121 cosmics, MC and for different calibration colors.
2123 - callisto: a problem with the order of some code cause the
2124 name of the weights file in MPedestalY2 to be ignored.
2125 Wrongly the calibration_UV weights were used instead
2126 of the cosmics weights set in callisto.rc.
2128 - callisto: should allow ct1 pulser data when the color is
2129 explicitly set also for pretty new runs
2131 - callisto: a new option (MCalibrateData.ScaleFactor) allows
2132 to introduce an additional scale factor (should be around 1)
2133 to adapt for slight deviations in different extractors from
2134 the MC calibration. For MC calibrations the scale factor
2135 is fixed to 1
2137 - callisto: MFCosmics should handle very high signals a bit
2138 more accurate now
2140 - callisto: when calculating the mean pedestal rms for different
2141 pixel sizes or sectors also kUnsuitableEvt is now taken into
2142 account - not only kUnsuitableRun
2144 - callisto: '-raw' option is now the default
2146 - callisto: A dead pixel check has been implemented in MJPedestalC2.
2147 This has the advantage that mean values in the calibration (eg
2148 arrival times) are calculated more accuratly.
2150 - callisto: In the resource file callisto_Dec04Jan05.rc
2151 MJPedestalY2.ExtractWinRight has been reduced from 4.0 to 2.0
2153 - callisto: new Hi-/Lo-Gain intercalibration constants
2154 hilocalib_sp1.root and hilocalib_sp1_mc.root
2156 - callisto: changed default for MJPedestalY2.MaxEvents
2157 from 2000 to 5000 like in callisto_Dec04Jan05.txt
2159 - callisto: in MCalibrationChargeCalc the limit fgPheErrLowerLimit
2160 has changed from 9.0 to 6.0. This is necessary to exclude two very
2161 ringing pixels in September which - when kept - destroy the image
2162 cleaning around them (Markus G.)
2164 - callisto: (!) The Muon analysis of all data taken so far has
2165 suggested that different extractors give slightly different
2166 absolute results after calibration, due to there different
2167 handling of the calibration- and cosmics pulse shape. Although
2168 the over all calibration seems to be a bit to pesimistic (or
2169 the MC seems to be a little bit - 3-5% - too much attenuated).
2170 There for correction factors have been introduced which correct
2171 the calibration constants by
2172 0.956937799 for Digital Filter (callisto.rc)
2173 and
2174 0.904159132 for Spline (callisto_Dec04Jan05.rc)
2175 calibration. The main advantage is, that both data types can
2176 be easily analysed together and compared to the same MC sample.
2177 The factors are choosen such, that the reference is now a
2178 Monte Carlo sample calibrated with Digital Filter (callisto.rc)
2180 - star: fixed a bug which caused the first bin of the histograms
2181 vs time to disapear in PostProcess. This gave wrong results
2182 on the screen. The output and all following programs not
2183 directly accessing the histograms haven't been affected
2185 - star, ganymed: Made sure that always the first Drive-tree event
2186 is read and Processed before the first data event was read.
2188 - ganymed: implemented the possibility to replace the standard
2189 false source plot with a different one. For example: If
2190 you want to use a Disp based FS plot use the resource:
2191 NameHistFS: MHDisp
2192 For details about the requirements of these plots look
2193 at the corresponding classes
2195 - MJOptimize: For On/Off and Wobble optimization MJOptimize
2196 has been replaced by MJOptimizeCuts. To use MHThetaSq instead
2197 of MHAlpha call MJOptimizeCuts("MHThetaSq"). Make sure in this
2198 case MAlphaFitter is setup correctly. For On-Only optimization
2199 MJOptimize has been Replaced by MJOptimizeCuts, too. Call
2200 RunOn() instead of Run(). For energy estimation MJOptimize
2201 has been replaced by MJOptimizeEnergy
2203 - sponde: The input MC spectrum can now be weighted to fake a
2204 different spectrum. This is done via MMcSpectrumWeight. For
2205 more details see the class description and sponde.rc
2207 - sponde: The paremeter comparsion plots are not scaled by
2208 their entries anymore. Instead the MC plot is scaled by using
2209 the result spectrum of the analysis. If the input MC spectrum
2210 and the result spectrum has different slopes the absolut
2211 normalization is normally wrong.
2215 *** Version 0.9.2 (2005/05/20)
2217 - general: Changed the default paths for calibrated data and image
2218 files. (The implemented access to these files doesn't yet exist)
2220 - general: support for MRunIter has been removed from the job classes
2221 (use the setter functions of MSeqeunce instead)
2223 - general: ProcessFile has been renamed to Process in all job classes,
2224 because ProcessFile is missleading
2226 - general: The storage of the palette in MHCamera is now possible
2228 - general: new bits describing unsuitable and unreliable pixels have
2229 been introduced in MBadPixelsPix: kPreviouslyExcluded,
2230 kDeadPedestalRms, kFluctuatingArrivalTimes
2232 - general: fixed reading of CC-REPORTS (weather data) for Arehucas file
2233 versions newer than V200404070
2235 - general: support for cc file versions newer than V200504130. Added
2236 support for active loads (MCameraActiveLoad) and central pixel
2237 (MCameraCentralPixel)
2239 - general: added new histograms for image parameters versus size
2240 (MHVsSize)
2242 - general: The eventloop now automatically calls PrintStatistics
2244 - Status Display: Improved support for printing:
2245 + A default can now be set in .rootrc (for more details see
2246 MStatusDisplay::PrintPS)
2247 + A print dialog is opened so that printer and command line
2248 can be canged
2250 - showlog: improved such that it handles different verbosity levels
2251 more accurate now. This mean you can suppress output when
2252 using showlog.
2254 - showplot: improved
2255 + The new graphics formats have been implemented
2256 (pdf, svg, png, jpg and xpm)
2257 + Implemented an interface for printing. Because you can change
2258 the printing command from the command line you can use all
2259 the nice postscript tool. To print a booklet for example call:
2260 showplot -b --print --print-cmd="cat %f" filename.root | lpr
2261 showplot -b --print --print-cmd="psbook %f | psnup -2 | lpr" filename.root
2262 showplot -b --null --print --print-cmd="psbook %f" filename.root >
2264 - callisto: fixed a bug in the recognition of the calibration bit
2265 pattern. Concerns only intensity calibration. (The strength of the
2266 intensity has been updated in some cases)
2268 - callisto: add a filter against PIN Diode events when running over
2269 calibration runs since some of the recent calibration runs have
2270 been taken with Pin Diode.
2272 - callisto: added support for the runs 39942, 39944, 44834, 39941,
2273 39943, 44833 in the calibration (MCalibColorSet)
2275 - callisto: MJCalibration.MHCalibrationChargeCam.ProbLimit has
2276 been set to 1e-18 in callisto_Dec04_Jan05.rc
2278 - callisto: in callisto_Dec04Jan05.rc: set value for
2279 MJPedestalY2.MaxEvents from 2000 to 5000 to get better
2280 statistics for the calculation of the mean pulse time
2281 of the cosmisc
2283 - callisto: the charge limit in the calibration has been raised
2284 from 2.5 to 4.5
2286 - callisto: new setup read from callisto.rc
2287 + MCalibCalcFromPast.fNumEventsDump
2288 + MHCalibrationChargeCam.NumHiGainSaturationLimit
2289 + MHCalibrationChargeCam.NumLoGainSaturationLimit
2291 - callisto: MExtractTimeAndChargeSpline extractor:
2292 + The integration ranges were shifted by 0.2 FADC slices to the right.
2293 + unreliable handling of floating point values caused different
2294 results on different platform or with different compiler options:
2295 The new algorithm is numerically exact and more accurate because
2296 it doesn't calculate the integration position by multiple times
2297 adding the step-size (which results in numerical uncertanties
2298 exspecially if multiplied with large numbers)
2299 + A lot of fixes have been introduced which effects integrating the
2300 spline at the edges of the valid range. In this case any memory
2301 was randomly accessed. This behaviour can be tested replacing
2302 all MArrayF by TArrayF which perform a range check (but of course
2303 they are a lot slower)
2304 ! No result obtained with the Spline before can be trusted! Due to
2305 random memory access it might by completely random!
2307 - callisto: set new defaults in MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter:
2308 + extraction range in the high gain to 4.
2309 + weights file to cosmics_weights46.dat
2311 - callisto:
2312 + introduce the check for fluctuating arrival times.
2313 + set charge limit to from 2.5 to 4.5
2314 + introduce asymmetric exclusion due to "deviating number of phes":
2315 Default: -9.0 +4.5
2316 + make deviating number of phes unsuitable (see David's findings).
2318 - callisto: fixed the display of unsuitable pixels. The old change
2319 to a real profile in MHCamera broke it.
2321 - callisto: The cosmics filter is used in MJCalibration now
2322 independant of the pulser color (formaly it was used only for
2323 CT1-pulser data). The threshold of number of max empty pixels
2324 has been raised from 2% to 5% in MJCalibration. The maximum
2325 fraction of rejected event is 50% otherwise the calibration has
2326 failed. The filter now ignores unsuitable pixels.
2327 Setup the filter from callisto.rc using "ContCosmics"
2328 (see MFCosmics::ReadEnv)
2330 - callisto: changed default for fgOffsetFromLogain back
2331 from -2.8 to -1.8 in digital filter.
2333 - callisto: for the common extractors
2334 + MExtractFixedWindow
2335 * MExtractTimeAndChargeSlidingWindow
2336 * MExtractTimeAndChargeSpline
2337 * MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter
2338 the hi- and lo-gain reolution is stored in fResolutionPerPheHiGain
2339 and fResolutionPerPheLoGain
2341 - callisto: Updated the hi-/lo-gain intercalibration constants
2342 hilocalib_sp1.root, hilocalib_df46_mc.root, hilocalib_df4.root,
2343 hilocalib_df6.root
2345 - callisto: The default lo-gain extraction window for the
2346 MExtractTimeAndChargeSlidingWindow extractor has been increased
2347 from 6 to 8 to take the stretch of the pusle into account
2349 - callisto (!!!): fixed an important bug in the setting of the
2350 incoming pedestal pointer to the signal extractor extracting
2351 pedestals. This bug caused the pedestals not to be subtracted
2352 correctly in the calibration afterwards. The effect was about 10%
2353 too high conversion factors for the digital filter and the spline
2354 and more than 40% for the sliding window.
2355 The bug existed since end of February! (Markus G.)
2357 - star: added muon support to star. A new tab "MHMuonPar" is
2358 displayed. The lower right plot is an estimate of the point spread
2359 function. A reference value is displayed. To get the real PSF
2360 you must compare with MC. The setup for the muon analysis
2361 is done in star.rc. More informations can be found in
2362 MHSingleMuon and MHCalibParCalc
2364 - star: The weather data is now displayed in star
2366 - star: MEventRateCalc handles the calculation of the event rate more
2367 accurate now in case of the start of a new run inside a sequence
2369 - ganymed: a bug in MSrcPosCalc has been fixed (The changes were taken
2370 from a bugfix of Wolfgang to Loc0LocToCam; Wolfgang: the results are
2371 changed only minimally
2373 - ganymed: (MJCut and MJOptimize) now displayes the number of
2374 excess events versus size. The energy estimation is done in
2375 MJSpectrum (sponde)
2377 - ganymed: got support for using other variables than Alpha, eg. Theta.
2378 Therefor you need a class deriving from MHAlpha which supports
2379 this variable (one is already existing: MHTheta, which is now the
2380 default in ganymed). It is setup through ganymed.rc
2382 - added a full featured spectrum program (sponde) which reads
2383 ganymed output and monte carlos and compiles a spectrum
2387 *** Version 0.9.1 (2005/04/14)
2389 - Fix bug on the arrival time reconstruction when using Digital
2390 Filter (in some marginal cases (10%) times were reconstructed shifted
2391 by 0.2 slices)
2393 - all executables now return 2 where in previous versions -1 has
2394 been returned (gave problems with shell-scripts)
2396 - the Hi-/Lo-Gain intercalibration for monte carlo files is now
2397 also done with a intercalibration input file
2399 - a bug in the time fine adjustment of the digital filter has been fixed
2401 - a lot of small fixes to calling TPad::Divide with a margin==0
2403 - MStatusDisplay now shows the memory usage
2405 - added a memory leak statistic after the eventloop
2407 - MHadronness replaced by MParameterD
2409 - MEnergyEst replaced by MParameterD
2411 - wobble mode can now be switched on from the data-set
2413 - switched on bad pixel detection for a pedestal level
2414 which is more than 5 times the variance
2416 - Fixed default paths to be correct for the new data center
2418 - Fixed handling of drive data. The pointing position in now
2419 copied to MPointingPos inside star for real and MC events
2421 - made sure, that the sequences in a dataset are sorted by
2422 their number to ensure the correct synchronization
2424 - added all resource files necessary to handle spline extraction
2425 of signal for the late 2004 and the early 2005 data
2427 - update the reference lines for the december data
2429 - changed default for fgHiGainFirst from 2 to 0 in spline extractor
2430 This is important for the Dec. and Jan. data where the calibration
2431 pulse position changes much.
2433 - changed default for fgOffsetFromLogain from -1.8 to -2.8 in digital
2434 filter. This corrects only an defective extraction of the MC at
2435 low-gain signals lower than 90 phes.
2437 - fixed some slowdown in calibrating data with interleaved events from
2438 Jan and Dec. As a workaround made the pretty palette the default.
2439 The inverse Deep Blue Sea has a bug which slows down long calibration
2440 runs a lot.
2442 - implemented new values from new starguider report as defined
2443 in TDAS00-07 V7.1 (eg SkyBrighness)
2445 - Fixed the formerly wrong unit of azimuth and zenith angle deviation
2446 in starguider report (If you merpp the same reports with this version
2447 you'll get the correct units (arcmin) but a different result
2448 than with old versions (wrong units))
2450 - Now the status display can also write PNG, JPEG and XPM (other file
2451 formats are still unsupported by root)
2453 - added a lot of scripts and macros in directory datacenter used
2454 for automatic processing
2458 *** Version 0.9 (2005/03/23)
2460 - Calibration is now done autmatically into photo-electrons like
2461 decided by the Collaboration Board
2463 - Reference lines in the display can be read from resource file
2465 - Interlaced calibration events can be handled by callisto
2467 - Hi-Gain vs. Lo-Gain calibration constants can be calculated
2468 and applied in callisto.
2470 - class MJCalibTest can be called by callisto
2472 - callisto can now run with three data types: rawdata, rootdata, MC
2474 - added two classes mreport/ and
2475 mreport/MReportStarguider.h for implementing starguider-data
2477 - the output of merpp-update now contains starguider information:
2478 MReportStarguider and MTimeStarguider
2480 - Fixed bug in which made that the displayed Q-factor
2481 values were lower than they should. This was more visible for high
2482 energy (Size) events.
2484 - Made MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter the default for callisto
2486 - added a new loop to callisto to support the correct extraction of
2487 the pedestal and pedestal rms through the signal extractor
2489 - added class to perform fourier tranformation of a hexagonal structure
2490 (MHexagonalFT)
2492 - added class to perform fourier tranformation of a hexagonal structure
2493 in a tasklist (MHexagonalFTCalc) example: hft.C
2495 - added class to enhance the MCerPhotEvt from the Magic camera geometry
2496 MGeomCamMagic to a enhanced geometry MGeomCamMagicXT having only
2497 small pixels, example: extendcam.C
2499 - added possibility to write data to memory (TTree) using MWriteRootFile
2501 - added possibility to read a TTree stored only in memory by MReadTree
2503 - new classes to deal with the interleaved calibration events:
2504 MTriggerPattern, MTriggerPatternDecode and MFTriggerPattern
2506 - implemented filters to callisto to skip calibration events
2508 - changed callisto to calculate three kinds of pedestals and pedestal rms:
2509 + fundamental pedestal (MPedPhotFundamental): extracted directly from
2510 the slices by statistics
2511 + pedestal from extractor (MPedPhotFromExtractor): extracted with the
2512 signal extractor without randomization
2513 + random pedestal from extractor (MPedPhotFromExtractorRndm): extracted
2514 with the signal extractor with randomization (extraction window is
2515 randomly fixed)
2516 The three kind of pedestal is not yet implemented (for speed reasons) as
2517 long as nobody really needs it:
2518 + pedestal from extractor with randomizatiuon (MPedPhotFromExtractorRndm):
2519 extracted with the signal extractor with randomization
2521 - callisto now finds the pulse position in the data automatically
2523 - implemented data reduction in calibrated data by reducing the precision
2524 of the stored floating point values (pedestal, rms and signal) to
2525 roughly 0.5%
2527 - fixed showplot to make file format conversion (eg. converting a
2528 status display stored in a root file into a postscript file) in
2529 batch mode possible:
2530 showplot -b --save-as-ps[] infile.root
2532 - Allow class names as part of filter rules, eg
2533 (MFSupercuts) && (MHillas.fSize>100)
2535 - fixed a lot of stuff to allow all programs to process MonteCarlo
2536 camera files.
2538 - enhanced possibility to debug reading of resource file
2540 - MDataChain should handle priorities of operator more
2541 accurate now
2543 - completely revised the container in which the signal is stored
2544 MCerPhotEvt/Pix, MArrivalTime --> MSignalCam/Pix
2545 * the new implementation is faster and
2546 * needs less storage space
2548 - FIRST version which can process Monte Carlos through the
2549 whole chain of programs (callisto, star, etc)
2551 - implemented new image parameters for the border length of
2552 the shower image (MNewImagePar2)
2554 - implemented wobble-mode in ganymed
2556 - new class (MJOptimize) taking care of all optimization processes
2560 *** Version 0.8.6 (2004/10/05)
2562 - New combined signal and time extractor
2563 MExtractTimeAndChargeDigitalFilter
2565 - The Report for the trigger section in the CC run summary has been
2566 updated, and now the IPRs (Individual Pixel Rates) are available.
2568 - new macros for database interaction: filldotrun.C, filldotrbk.C
2570 - added new program which can convert colored output which was redirected
2571 into a file back into colored text (for example to display it with
2572 more): showlog
2574 - added new program to display an MStatusArray of plots (stored with
2575 MStatusDisplay) from a file: showplot
2577 - Added support for Sequences (MSequence). Sequences are blocks of run
2578 files containing the same calibration and belonging to the same
2579 source
2581 - Added a new task (MTaskEnv) which can be used in setup files to switch
2582 between different tasks (for example to choose a signal extractor)
2584 - Implemented automatic file splitting in MWriteRootFile
2586 - After image cleaning an island index is assigned to all used pixels.
2587 The index corresponds to the order of the islands in size.
2589 - added a cleaning which takes signal height _and_ arrival time into
2590 account: probability cleaning (for more details see MImgCleanStd)
2592 - added a cleaning which takes takes the absolute number of photons
2593 times the area ratio as cleaning level
2594 (for more details see MImgCleanStd)
2596 - Changed calculation of image parameters such, that it can be done
2597 for all used pixels or the pixels with a defined island index only
2599 - implemented new image parameters displaying the number of islands,
2600 saturated hi-gain and lo-gain pixels (MImagePar, MHImagePar)
2602 - event display in executable changed to support also calibrated files
2603 (done with MJCalibrateSignal)
2605 - added program doing the calibration and the signal extraction
2606 and signal calibration: callisto Most part of the setup is done
2607 by a resource file: callisto.rc
2609 - implemented support for pixels with negative IDs (Raw file format
2610 version 4)
2612 - implemented an new option in merpp (--auto-time) to get the time
2613 range for cc and/or caco data from the run header of the raw data
2615 - New star-program (star and MJStar). Taking calibrated data from
2616 callisto/MJCalibrateSignal as input. The setup is done through
2617 a resource file: star.rc
2619 - Added possibility to setup the eventloop in the mars-executable
2620 Camera Display by a resource file: mars.rc
2622 - The the mars-executable Camera Display can now also read
2623 calibrated data files written by callisto/MJCalibrateSignal
2625 - Added a new class which can calculate the source position in
2626 the camera from a pointing model known to be correct and
2627 the pointing model used for observations (MSrcPosFromModel)
2629 - added a new version of the class calculating the effective on-time
2630 MHEffectiveOnTime. It unifies the old classes MHEffOnTime,
2631 MHEffOnTimeTime, MHEffOnTimeTheta, MHTimeDiff, MHTimeDiffTime and
2632 MHTimeDiffTheta.
2634 - added the possibility to count how often a signal is above (or
2635 below) a certain threshold in MHCamEvent and MHCamEventRot (this
2636 can replace MHTriggerLvl0)
2638 - added ore convinient ways to set the axis-titles of your histograms
2639 in your macro to some MH-classes like: MH3, MHVsTime, MHSectorVsTime,
2640 MHPixVsTime, MHVsTime, MHCamEvent and MHCamEventRot
2644 *** Version 0.8.5 (2004/08/06)
2646 - new Signal Extractors: MExtractFixedWindowSpline
2647 and MExtractAmplitudeSpline
2649 - implementes interleave in merpp to be able to merpp parts of a file
2651 - implemented force-functionality to merpp
2653 - star display to display star catalogs (MAstroCatalog)
2655 - star display to 'mirror' stars to the camera (MAstroCamera)
2657 - implemented a new cleaning option which allows cleaning scaled with
2658 the real ratio of the rms depending on the pixel size, not only the
2659 square root of the pixelsize (MImgCleanStd, MCameraData)
2661 - removed obsolete MBlind* classes
2663 - Signal extractor taking the AB flag into account implemented (this makes
2664 an odd number of slices for signal extraction possible
2665 (MExtractSignalABcorr)
2667 - implemented a class extracting the pedestal from the raw-data (events)
2668 itself using empty lo-gain (MpedCalcFromLoGain)
2670 - Added mean values to MPedPhotCam
2672 - Added Makefile for Darwin (this OS is NOT officially supported!)
2676 *** Version 0.8.4 (2004/04/19)
2678 - new fast arrival time extractor using cubic splines:
2679 MExtractTimeFastSpline
2681 - implementes multi-argument support in MDataChain
2682 ("pow(a, b)")
2684 - implemented double reference support in MDataChain
2685 ("MCameraLV.fPowerSupplyA.fVoltagePos5V")
2687 - added support in MF for expressiond like
2688 "MHillas.fWidth<2*<MHillas.fLength"
2690 - MDataChain is now able to support variables like [0], [1], ...
2691 which can be used in fit functions as parameters. The interface
2692 is implemented through the new virtual function
2693 MParContainer::SetVariables
2695 - added new class MArrivalTimeCam/MArrivalTimePix:
2696 Storage containers to hold the ArrivalTime of the camera/pixel
2698 - added new classes for the calibration of relative arrival times:
2699 MCalibrationRelTimePix and MCalibrationRelTimeCam
2701 - added new classes to extract the signal of the blind pixel and the
2702 PIN Diode separately: MExtractBlindPixel and MExtractPINDiode
2704 - added new classes for the bad-pixels treatment (MBadPixels*)
2705 which are more powerfull than the old ones (MBlindPixel*)
2706 and will replace them.
2708 - added filter against cosmics: MFCosmics
2710 - added new class MArrivalTimeCalc2:
2711 Calculates the arrival time as the signal weighted mean of the time
2712 slices in the maximum window
2714 - added a new macro call pointspreadfucntion.C that fits with a 2D
2715 gaussian the DC spot for an star. It gives you the RMS of
2716 the PSF and the center of the star, very useful for misspointing
2717 studies.
2719 - added support for multi-telescope camera files. Added classes
2720 MStereoCalc and MStereoPar, classes to calculate and store shower
2721 parameters calculated from the data of two telescopes, for the MC
2722 studies regarding the MAGIC clone.
2724 - added MMcCalibrationCalc, MMcCalibrationUpdate, classes to obtain
2725 MC data calibrated in photons instead of ADC counts.
2727 - added three macros to show the calibration and analysis chain of
2728 MC data. The macro starmc.C does both calibration and analysis, producing
2729 an output containing Hillas parameters for each event. The macro
2730 mccalibrate.C does just the calibration and writes out a file containing
2731 pixel information in photons instead of FADC data. The macro starmc2.C
2732 reads in such a file and produces an output with Hillas parameters.
2734 - added MPedPhotCalc to compute pedestals in units of photons, see
2735 macro pedphotcalc.C
2737 - added all class to perform the calibration, see macro calibration.C
2739 - added class MFFT to perform Fast Fourier Transforms
2741 - added class MSimulatedAnnealing to perform simulated annealing
2742 minimizations
2744 - added new macro bootcampstandardanalysis.C which holds the skeleton
2745 of the analysis chain discussed in the december bootcamp.
2747 - added support for DAQ raw data file format V2
2749 - implemented an arbitrary time stamp for the events from raw-data
2750 files with file version<3. It is calculated from the run number,
2751 the date of start and the FADC clock tick from the first module
2753 - implemented the correct decoding of the event time-stamp
2754 coming from the DAQ for raw-data files with file-version>2
2756 - added a new classes storing the pedestals in units of photons:
2757 MPedPhotPix, MPedPhotCam
2759 - added support for DC current files from the camera control
2761 - added support for start- and stop-time when merpping report files
2763 - added MReportCC storing the weather data from the CC-REPORT
2765 - added class to fill trainings and test matrices (MTFillMatrix)
2767 - added a filter performing a software trigger (MFSoftwareTrigger)
2769 - Added classes to perform parts of the standard analysis (Jobs):
2770 + MJPedestals
2771 + MJCalibration
2772 + MJExtractSignal
2773 Note: All of them are preliminary!
2775 - Added Iterator to iterate over files giving only the run-number
2777 - Added class (MHSectorVsTime) and example (sectorvstime.C) to plot
2778 the evolution of a sector vs time
2782 *** Version 0.8.3 (2003/12/05)
2784 - adapted Random Forest classes to allow the use with MC
2785 multi-telescope files which can be produced with the coming
2786 camera version 0.7.
2788 - added classes to read and interprete central control report files
2789 (Directory: mreport, Base-Class: MReport, Reader: MReportFileRead, ...)
2791 - enhanced merpp (the executable) to support .raw and .rep files.
2793 - added classes for light calibration (MCalibration* and
2794 MHCalibration*) by Markus Gaug. Further work has to be and will
2795 be done soon.
2797 - Added a preliminary 'synchronizer' (MReadReports) which will
2798 replace MReadMarsFile as soon as it is finished.
2800 - Added a tutorial macro demonstrating how report files are merpped
2801 and how they can be read from the root file in the correct order
2802 of time (readrep.C)
2804 - Added a generalized histogram (similar to MH3) called MVsTime
2805 which allows to plot variables (or rules - MDataChain - of
2806 variables) vs time. For an example have a look at tempvstime.C.
2808 - Changed the name of the event trees:
2809 + Events --> Events
2810 + PedEvents --> Pedestals
2811 + CalEvents --> Calibration
2813 - changed name of MTime in the event trees from MRawEvtTime to MTime
2815 - added displaying the sector indices to the mars event display
2817 - Magic Online Analysis (MOnA) implemented in a first version
2818 (see, MOnlineDump and MOnlineDisplay)
2820 - added classes to calculate event rate
2821 (preliminary: MEventRateCalc, MEventRate)
2823 - added new executable 'readdaq' to read *.raw files from the DAQ directly
2825 - added classes dealing with the telescope pointing position (MPointing*)
2827 - implemented the 'final' Mars time stamp based on some experiences with
2828 the new 'Synchonizer'
2832 *** Version 0.8.2 (2003/11/10)
2834 - accelerated standard analysis by a factor of 6-8 ...
2835 + doing precalculations in MGeomCam for the pixel area ratio
2836 + creating a look up table for the single pixels in MCerPhotEvt
2838 - added task to calculates weights in case you want to 'change'
2839 the energy spectrum of a monte carlo file
2840 (MMcWeightEnergySpecCalc - Great work from Marcos Lopez Moya)
2842 - added a new executable star which implements the
2843 star.C macro as precompiled executable. Currently a flexible
2844 setup is not possible, but a 'input card' setup will follow.
2846 - Starting to implement Multi-Telescope-Support based on the
2847 upcomming camera version 0.7. The base for a general support
2848 is implemented and the star-functionality is proven to work.
2850 - Replaced Event-Display in and Camera-Display in the Mars GUI
2851 executable by a more convinient display base on MStatusDisplay.
2853 - fixed the algorithm for the blind pixel treatment (MBlindPixelCalc)
2857 *** Version 0.8.1 (2003/10/20)
2859 - added signal subtraction for pure on data by means of fitting
2860 the background in the off region or by performing a combined
2861 signal/background fit. Provides necessary histograms for
2862 obtaining energy spectra and a light curve.
2864 - added classes to perform and study the selection of the
2865 2nd Level Trigger on MC data (example in triglvl2.C macro)
2867 - added pedestal calculation
2869 - implemented "democratic cleaning" (tail cut value proportional
2870 to pixel area) according to Wolfgang's suggestion.
2872 - added Sigmabar treatment (calculation and basic histogramming)
2874 - added basic routines to apply padding
2876 - added first implementation of MARS-based source visibility plotter
2877 (needs to be linked against slalib, preliminary version)
2879 - enhanced functionality of data chains: random numbers, conversion
2880 functions and access to MHMatrix objects
2882 - fixed some bugs in the CT1 Preproc file reader, which gave wrong
2883 numbers under certain circumstances (runs with 0 events included)
2885 - fixed a bug in the general filter MF (didn't work on some systems
2886 at all)
2888 - fixed a bug in chaining files, which caused the analysis to crash or
2889 ignore files
2891 - implemented more geometry classes describing the parameters used
2892 to simulate the PMT camera
2894 - added new Monte Carlo classes containing the setup of the different
2895 programs in the MC chain.
2897 - added a (preliminary) general task to evaluate chi-square of a given
2898 parameter in an eventloop.
2900 - first implementation of a container describing the observatory
2901 location (Long, Lat, etc)
2903 - added Random Forest - method for g/h-separation
2905 - made compatible with the latest PRO version of root (3.04/02 and 3.05/07)
2906 (this means, that it is compiling, but not yet fully tested)
2908 - added a new status display which can show the present status
2909 of histograms while an eventloop is running (MStatusDisplay,
2910 an example can be found at status.C)
2912 - reorganized directories:
2913 classes describing the image --> mimage
2914 classes containing Monte Carlo Histograms --> mhistmc
2915 classes for Random Forest method --> mranforest
2917 - added (event-)weights to fill histograms
2919 - colors in logging output to screen
2921 - changes to the Image Parameter declaration:
2922 + moved fConc, fConc1 from MHillasSrc to MNewImagePar
2923 + moved fNumUsedPix, fNumCorePix from MHillas to MNewImagePar
2924 + MHillasExt now derives from MParContainer instead of MHillas
2925 --> Files written with the old definition are more or less unreadable
2927 - reading of reflector files
2929 - display data from reflector files in the camera
2931 - implemented currents (and display them in the camera)
2933 - logarithmic scale in camera
2935 - added class to iterate through directory contents (MDirIter)
2939 *** Version 0.8 (2002/11/18)
2941 - added all subdirectories as Include-Paths for ACLIC (s. rootlogon.C)
2943 - corrected 48(!) wrong entries in the Next Neighbor table of the
2944 Magic Camera (all in the inner part of the outer ring, mostly
2945 missing a single NN)
2947 - Fixed a bug in the table describing the Next Neighbours of the
2948 CT1 camera (a pixel 127 doesn't exist and the pixel 126 didn't
2949 have any neighbour)
2951 - changed trigrate.C: now it calculates the pure NSB triggers from
2952 a camera file (generated with no showers), so there is no need
2953 to introduce them by hand in the BgR array (for more details
2954 please ask Abelardo)
2956 - added MHHadronness (and MHadronness) as a general facility to evaluate
2957 the quality of a gamma-hadron seperation method
2959 - changed MWriteAsciiFile to accept rules (MDataChain)
2961 - Calls to MWriteAsciiFile::AddContainer and MWriteAsciiFile::AddRule
2962 must be replaced by calles to MWriteAsciiFile::AddColumn and
2963 MWriteAsciiFile::AddColumns. Be carefull, the arguments have slightly
2964 changed.
2966 - Implemented generalized event-matrices (one row per event)
2967 (MHMatrix)
2969 - implemented the one dimensional composite probabilities
2970 (MHCompProb, MCompProbCalc, comprob.C)
2972 - implemented the Multidimensional Distances (Next Neighbours, Kernel)
2973 (MMultiDimDistCalc, multidimdist.C, multidimdist2.C, MHMatrix)
2975 - Added a camera display displaying the pixel numbers to the
2976 event display gui.
2978 - Added Monte Carlo Informations to event display gui
2980 - Changed the camera display to display the pixel numbering
2982 - Added three buttons to the camera display to change the palette
2984 - Added the number of used and core pixels after image cleaning
2985 to MHillas
2987 - Changed the algorithm used in MHillas according to TDAS 02-03
2989 - Changed the Alpha range according to TDAS 02-03 to [-90°,90°]
2991 - Changed the algorithm used in MHillasSrc according to TDAS 02-03
2993 - Added fCosDeltaAlpha to MHillasSrc
2995 - The numbers of photons used to calculate fConc and fConc1 in
2996 MHillasExt are now scaled with the pixel size, so that one get
2997 a four times smaller value for the bigger pixels in the outer ring.
2999 - added new task to smooth the camera contents (MCameraSmooth)
3001 - added possibility to use interpolated pixel values for blind pixels
3002 instead of removing it completely from the analysis
3004 - Implemented the possibility to save the whole eventloop with
3005 its setup to a file. This information can be read and from
3006 it you can (re)create a Macro. See MEvtLoop::Read, MEvtLoop::Write
3007 and MEvtLoop::MakeMacro. If you find something not working, please
3008 report - this stuff is still in a beta phase.
3010 - MBlindPixelCalc set all Ceta-Tauri pixels to unused not only for the
3011 file having crab starfield, but also for all following files - fixed
3013 - MTaskList::PrintStatistics can now be instructud to print also the
3014 title, too: use PrintStatistics(0, kTRUE)
3016 - Changed the image cleaning so that pixels with to many 'used'
3017 neighbors are left used (to get rid of 'holes' in events)
3019 - Introduced more output to the camera displays
3021 - Added an array of histograms (eg one hist per run), MHArray
3023 - Added a _preliminary_ version of the reader for CT1 PreProc files
3024 (MCT1ReadPreProc)
3026 - Fixed the error calculation of MHMCollectionArea and MHMcIntRate
3027 (thanks to Raquel)
3029 - added the first energy estimator (MEnergyEstParam, estimate.C,
3030 estfit.C) using a parametrization
3032 - Added some new Monte Carlo paremeter containers used to store
3033 setup information from the MC chain (MMcConfigRunHeader,
3034 MMcCorsikaRunHeader, MGeomPMT, MGeomMirror)
3038 *** Version 0.7 (2002/04/30)
3040 - added a bugfix to MCerPhotCalc. In older camera versions (<=40)
3041 the pedestal mean value was saved incorrectly. For files from
3042 this versions we substract 0.5 from the pedestal mean.
3043 WARNING: This may effect your results, so don't wonder...
3045 - First implementation of an algorithm using only triggered events
3046 for the collection area calculation
3048 - Ascii Output can now also be used for parameter containers which
3049 doesn't overload MParCointainer::AsciiWrite
3051 - The Ascii Output is now also capable of writing single data members
3052 of one container
3054 - You are now able to change the order of the values written to the
3055 ascii file
3057 - You can now specify a conversion factor for each data member written
3058 to an ascii file. This may be usefull to change the units of the
3059 data member (eg. degrees instead of millimeters in case of the
3060 hillas parameters)
3062 - Replaced old MHillas by a new structure which allows you to extend
3063 the parameters stored in MHillas very easily:
3064 see MHillas and MHillasExt
3066 - Added classes to handle source dependancy of image parameters:
3067 see MHillasSrc
3069 - Added container (MBinning) to have a standard input for the binning
3070 in different histograms (eg. the Energy bins should be the same in
3071 all histograms)
3073 - Changed Hillas histograms from mm to deg
3075 - Added the flexible binning to the hillas histograms
3077 - Added a filter for the alpha parameter (MFAlpha)
3079 - It is now possible to write single data members of a class object to
3080 an output stream instead of the whole container only
3082 - Added a generalized filter for a data member:
3083 MFDataMember filter("MHillas.fWidth", '<', 0.5);
3085 - Added a generalized Filter parser for more difficult filter rules
3086 MF filter("MHillas.fWidth<0.5 && MHillas.fLength>0.5");
3088 - Added new Monte Carlo histograms:
3089 MHMcEnergyImpact and MHMcEfficiency
3091 - Added many new histograms needed for the flux calculation.
3093 - Added a generalized histograms which can fill and show up to three
3094 data members in either a one-, two- or three-dimensional histogram, eg:
3095 MH3 mh3("MHillas.fWidth", "MHillas.fLength");
3097 - Added:
3098 * calculation of <Theta> as a function of Theta (MHThetabarTheta)
3099 * calculation of <Theta> as a function of time (MHThetabarTime)
3100 they are needed in the flux calculation in
3101 order to select for a given bin in Theta (or time) the appropriate
3102 effective collection area, which is assumed to be given as a function
3103 of Theta and the true energy
3105 - Added calculation of the migration matrix in the energy
3106 (MHMcEnergyMigration):
3107 the migration matrix describes the migration from the true (E_true)
3108 to the estimated energy (E_est); it is needed to determine the
3109 distribution of E_true from the measured distribution of E_est
3110 by unfolding
3112 - changed the color palette in the camera display to DeapSea.
3116 *** Version 0.6 (2002/01/15)
3118 - Introduce the option of disable pixels (MBlindPixels and
3119 MBlindPixelCalc) for the analysis (eg MHillasCalc) to be
3120 able to deal with Star Field NSB.
3122 - Fixed a bug in the pedestals substraction
3124 - Introduced verbosity levels
3126 - Introduced a task (MReadMarsFile) which reads the RunHeader tree, too.
3128 - Fixed several bugs in MFTriggerLvl1 which caused to filter not to
3129 work correctly (thanks to Abelardo)
3131 - Introduced correct treatment of the diffuse Night Sky Background
3132 and NSB (MMcPedestalNSB)
3134 - Corrected treatment of the electronic noise (MMcPedestalCopy)
3136 - Introduced MMcRunHeaders which contains monte carlo run informations
3138 - Added a 'Print'-Task (MPrint) which calls the Print function
3139 of a parameter container for each event
3141 - Removed MHtml (was replaced by THtml of root 3.02) in dohtml.C
3143 - changes to be more efficient with root 3.02/06
3145 - root 3.02/06 fixes:
3146 + the memory leak when reading MRawEvtData
3147 + loosing more time than necessary to update the progress bar
3149 - MWriteAsciiFile is now capable of writing more than one container
3150 in a line. For example: To be able to write Monte Carlo and
3151 Hillas values (energy and alpha) in one line.
3155 *** Version 0.5 (2001/11/06)
3157 - Added new GUI functionality (Analysis)
3159 - Added a camera display to be able to display events in the camera
3160 together with the calculated hillas ellipse
3162 - Added a 'Clone'-Task (MClone) which can clone a parameter container
3163 object at any state of the analysis, so that the output are several
3164 states
3166 - Fixed a bug in the collection area error calculation
3167 (Thanks to Ciro and Abelardo)
3169 - Fixed a bug which causes merpp to crash in some environments
3171 - Implemented auto enabling scheme for Branches to speed up reading
3172 a lot (see MReadTree and MTask)
3174 - Fixed a bug in the Histogram classes which caused histograms to
3175 be written to a file by MWriteRootFile without request
3177 - changed the object I/O from the old stylish root I/O to the new
3178 'auto evolution scheme' This was done only for classes which are not
3179 yet used in Monte Carlo files, so that these files are still readable.
3181 - Added support for a progress bar in MEvtLoop and MReadTree
3182 (see the Analysis Window in Mars for an example)
3184 - Fixed a bug in the package creation which disturbed the conversion
3185 between a mars version unpacked from a tar file and the repository.
3187 - Changed the code to writer merpped (converted into root format)
3188 raw files, to get faster (around 10%)
3192 *** Version 0.4 (2001/09/20)
3194 - This release is made to compile on a root version >= 3.00
3196 - Fixed a bug which causes MReadTree to read the first file only
3198 - Added a task to compute the trigger rate (MMcTriggerRateCalc)
3200 - Added a task to write a container to an Ascii file (MWriteAsciiFile)
3202 - Added a task to write several container to a root file (MWriteRootFile)
3204 - Added calculation of the Enegry Threshold (MMcThresholdCalc)
3206 - Added calculation of the collection area (MMcCollectionAreaCalc)
3208 - fixed some bugs in the Hillas calculation
3210 - added filters to be able to control the task execution dependent on
3211 a parameter (for example: the number of level 1 triggers in a MC-file)
3215 *** Version 0.3 (2001/04/23)
3217 - Many demo macros added
3219 - MCT1ReadAscii is now able to handle more than one file (s. ::AddFile)
3221 - Hillas Calculation added
3223 - Standard image cleaning available
3225 - MReadTree is now able to handle more than one file
3226 (Remark: of the same structure)
3228 - Now we are able to display events in a first version of the
3229 Camera event display. To do this we must run the macro
3230 "macros/readCT1.C" to read data from CT1.
3234 *** Version 0.2 (2001/01/24)
3236 - First Implementation of a Gui to read the raw data. Start the
3237 gui with the command mars.
3241 *** Version 0.1 (2000/12/20)
3243 - First official release 0.1
3245 - Changes:
3247 + changed calling style of MRawPixelIterator from do...while to
3248 while-loop
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