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mfcal bug fix, redo reduction

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:42 am
by ste616
Hi everyone,

A bug was introduced into mfcal on April 13 2011, and was fixed on May 24 2011. It could cause subtle, or sometimes large errors in the bandpass solutions it makes.

You should consider redoing your reduction with the latest Miriad if you think you are affected.

Re: mfcal bug fix, redo reduction

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:41 pm
by dominics
Hi Jamie,

I've downloaded the latest miriad binary distribution for Mac OS X on Sat. the 28th of May, but the mfcal it contains is from the 17th of Dec '09. The ftp site from which I downloaded the miriad binary says that the binary was last modified on the 26th of May; will the miriad distribution that appears this week have the updated version of mfcal?

cheers,
Dominic

Re: mfcal bug fix, redo reduction

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 5:59 pm
by ste616
Hi Dominic,

The problem you're seeing is that mfcal does not correctly report its version, rather than it being an old revision. As long as the file revision date is late enough, you've got the correct version. Nevertheless I will try to get the versioning problem fixed.

Re: mfcal bug fix, redo reduction

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:47 am
by Mark.Wieringa
Hi Dominic, Jamie,

I've fixed the version message for mfcal this morning. Thanks for alerting us to this.

Cheers,

Mark

Re: mfcal bug fix, redo reduction

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:02 pm
by dominics
Thanks guys.

Dominic