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relax version 1.3.4.
Item posted by Edward d Auvergne <bugman> on Fri 14 Aug 2009 08:41:35 AM UTC.
Description
This is a major feature release featuring innumerous changes and bugfixes. New features include support for spin containers for psuedo atoms, NOE distance restraints, improved structure handling with multiple molecules and multiple models, the Nstate model with equal and fixed probabilities, handling of the Bruker ncproc parameter, return of hybridisation, return of MOLMOL macros for illustrating modelfree parameters, and initial support for the new Frame Order theories.
Download
The new relax versions can be downloaded from either http://nmrrelax.com/download.html or http://download.gna.org/relax/. If binary distributions are not yet available for your platform and you manage to compile the binary modules, please consider contributing these to the relax project (see section 3.6 of the relax manual for details).
Full list of changes
Features
 The file format of peak intensity lists is now automatically detected (supporting Sparky, XEasy and NMRView).
 Initial support for a generically formatted peak intensity file (note, this is not yet usable).
 Error analysis for peak intensities is significantly improved with support for baseplane RMSD, a subset of spectra replicated, and all spectra replicated for both peak heights and peak volumes.
 NOESY distance restraints (in Xplor or generic format) can now be used in the Nstate model via the noe.read_restraints() user function.
 Psuedo atoms/spin containers are now supported via the spin.create_pseudo() user function (used for the NOE distance restraints).
 Support for multiple molecules and/or multiple models within relax.
 Multiple molecules (as one or more PDB files) can now be read in as individual molecules of different models.
 Multiple models (as one or more PDB files) can now be read in as multiple molecules of the same model.
 The internal PDB writer can now generate a file with multiple molecules and multiple models.
 The Nstate model with fixed and equal probabilities is now supported.
 The bond length values for RDCs are now hardcoded (from Ottiger, M. and Bax A., J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1998), 120, 1233412341).
 Added the Bruker ncproc parameter to handle Topspin's integer scaling of FID intensities (to the spectrum.read_intensities() user function).
 Hybridisation support, present in relax 1.2, has returned allowing data pipes to be merged (i.e. to hybridise two modelfree data pipes with a different diffusion tensor for sets of spins).
 The initial code for relaxation dispersion analyses has been added (note, this is not yet usable).
 Initial support for the new Frame Order theories, using the isotropic cone model for RDC data of domain dynamics.
 MOLMOL macro support for plotting modelfree parameter values onto the structure has returned.
Changes
 The XH bond vector distribution PDB and Pymol representation is now restored.
 The new user function class 'spectrum' contains all functions associated with spectral data.
 Spectral data is now identified by unique spectrum ID strings.
 The noe.read() and relax_fit.read() user functions have been merged into spectrum.read_intensities().
 The relax_fit.mean_and_error() user function is now called spectrum.error_analysis().
 The noe.error() user function is now called spectrum.baseplane_rmsd().
 The new spectrum.integration_points() user function is used to specify the number of points used in a volume integration.
 The R1 and R2 relaxation time period is now specified using relax_fit.relax_time().
 grace.write() will now show a warning when an empty file is being created.
 Replicated spectra are now specified explicitly via spectrum.replicated().
 Extensive code base clean up  including formatting, unused imports, comments, typos, etc.
 Complete redesign of the structural information storage.
 Massive speed up of the structure.vectors() user function.
 More element types of standard protein PDB atom names are identified (to support PDB files with a blank element column).
 Information is now printed out when reading RDCs and PCSs to aid the user identify usage faults.
 The RDC and PCS data is now checked before being loaded into relax.
 The Nstate model grid search now handles alignment tensor parameters.
 For better optimisation, the grid search lower bound for alignment tensor elements has changed from 0 to 1e3.
 Improvement to the algorithm for determining attached atoms in the internal PDB reader  a 2 rather than 1 Angstrom radius sphere is now being searched.
 The molecule.name() user function can now name unnamed molecules.
 The diagonalised alignment tensor is now created.
 Spin numbers can now be set to None, adding support for polymers where the atom name rather than number is used.
 The Q factor is now calculated as Clore's Rfactor divided by N, matching the Pales default mode (both Q factors are now calculated and stored).
 The force flag has been introduced to the mol/res/spin naming and numbering user functions, where the default is now not to overwrite.
 Redesign of the spin.create() and residue.create() user functions  respectively residue and molecule names and numbers are used instead of the res_id and mol_id arguments, allowing residues and molecules to be created as needed.
 Modified the full_analysis.py script to perform 500 Monte Carlo simulations and turned on automatic looping.
 Support for nonidentical sequences in different PDB files within the same data pipe (only as different molecules, not different models).
 Modified the structure.vectors() user function to fail if no vectors are found, saving the user a lot of sanity when fixing a nonfunctional script.
 A quadratic, flatbottomed well potential has been added for the NOE distance restraints.
 For the Nstate model, a default of inverse sixth power averaging of NOE distance restraints is being performed.
 The pcs.centre() user function can now accept pseudoatoms.
 The pcs.centre() user function can now handle multiple paramagnetic centres.
 The new maths_fns.rotation_matrix.R_axis_angle() function generates a rotation matrix from the axisangle notation.
 The new maths_fns.rotation_matrix.random_rot_axis() and maths_fns.rotation_matrix.R_random_axis() functions are used to generate random rotation matrices.
 The new maths_fns.rotation_matrix.R_random_hypersphere() function generates a pure random rotation matrix.
 The new maths_fns.rotation_matrix.quaternion_to_R() function generates a rotation matrix from a quaternion.
 The new maths_fns.kronecker_product.kron_prod() function is used to calculate the Kronecker product.
 Converted the user function n_state_model.set_type() to align_tensor.reduction().
 Renamed n_state_model.set_domain() to align_tensor.set_domain().
 The statistics ordering has been improved when profiling.
 align_tensor.init() can now accept any type of float or int (python or numpy).
 Removed the checks to see if the RDC or PCS data is already loaded, allowing sequential loading by a few calls to rdc.read() and pcs.read().
 Large improvements to the information printed by the align_tensor.display() user function.
 Removed a check for the presence of the alignment tensor so that align_tensor.init() can be used to reset the tensor values.
 Created the six transpose functions for rank4, 3D tensors in maths_fns.kronecker_product.transpose_ij().
Bugfixes
 A bug in the Monte Carlo simulations for relaxation curvefitting has been fixed (bug #12670).
 Fixes for the Pymol PDB file opening and pymol.cartoon() user function.
 The molecular centre of mass is now correctly calculated.
 Grace plots (http://plasmagate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/) were sometimes corrupted due to data being stored in numpy arrays and not Python lists (bug #12679).
 Fix for the value.read() user function, the directory and 'sep' arguments were being ignored.
 Multiple failures of structure.load_spins() for different PDB file layouts have been fixed (bug #12735).
 Modelfree optimisation failures on Mac OS X for PowerPC (bug #12573).
 Many PDB file reading fixes for different multimolecule/multimodel formats.
 The '' character is now allowed in molecule, residue, and spin names (was a bug if the file name contains a '' character).
 Bug fixes for handling molecules other than proteins and RNA via the Scientific python PDB reader.
 The internal PDB reader no longer considers the END record to be a molecule.
 Fix for a rare circular import failure of the RelaxError and RelaxWarning systems when running with the debug command line flag.
 Significant simplifications of the RelaxError system, fixing a state saving bug with debug.
 Fix for the retarded Scientific python PDB reader splitting a perfectly good molecule into 2 when it can't recognise a residue type.
 Linear constraints and now supported for the Nstate models without probabilities.
 Modified the full_analysis.py script to name spins if the sequence data contains no spin name info.
 All column arguments now default to None for the RDC and PCS reading so if residue numbers are nonexistent, then they will not be read from the default column.
 Bug fixes for the Nstate model with N = 1 (allowing relax to mimic Pales http://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/groups/griesinger/zweckstetter/_links/software_pales.htm).
 Bug fix for the PCS alignment tensor fitting, the paramagneticnuclear spin distance was being incorrectly determined.
 The Q factors for the RDCs and PCSs were completely incorrect (found by comparing to Pales).
 All the value.*() user functions have now been converted from the relax 1.2 to the relax 1.3 design.
 Fixes for some circular import issues in generic_fns.minimise and generic_fns.value.
 All the relax_data.*() user functions have now been converted to the relax 1.3 design.
 Bug fix for the spin.copy() user function, nonempty spin containers are no longer overwritten if the name and num are set to None.
 Fix for the latex_mf_table.py sample script (bug #13163).
 Rex values in XML results file not in s1 (bug #13162).
 Fix for the structure.create_diff_tensor_pdb() user function which was creating weird shaped ellipsoid diffusion tensor representations when 'alpha' and 'beta' were unequal (bug #13032).
 Sparky assignments such as '004NH' are now handled.
 Fixed a bad apostrophe character causing the 'full_analysis.py' script to fail.
 Removed a check disallowing multiple steadystate NOE data sets at the same spectrometer frequency.
 Bug fix for the results reading from_xml() method, the molecule name was being evaluated causing results.read() to fail.
 Fixes for the modelfree Monte Carlo simulation methods for deselected spins.
 Models with high te values (>200 ns) were not being eliminated in the full_analysis.py sample script (bug #13259).
 Monte Carlo simulations were failing in the modelfree.py sample script (bug #13442).
 The modelfree minimisation statistics are no longer reset by the Monte Carlo simulation setup.
 A number of bug fixes for Python 2.6 support.
 Model selection between data pipes of different type is now allowed.
 Bug fix for the maths_fns.rotation_matrix.R_2vect() function as the rotation axis is not always of unit length.
 The diffusion tensor geometric object PDB representation is now correctly generated.
 The isotropic cone geometric object PDB representation is now correctly generated.
 The Hetrogen section was failing with MC simulations in the structure.write_pdb() user function.
 pymol.cartoon() was failing when multiple proteins were loaded.
 Bug fix for the maths_fns.rotation_matrix.R_to_axis_angle() function, the axis needs to be normalised.
 Bug fixes for the grace.write() user function.
 Monte Carlo simulations failed when all parameters except for the diffusion tensor were fixed.
 The diffusion and alignment tensor _sim and _err elements are now present and read from a results file.
 The align_tensor.matrix_angles() user function now avoids NaN problems through arccos of numbers > 1.
 Bug fixes for the updating of the diffusion tensor MC simulation data structures.
 Fix for the copying of diffusion tensors data structures.
 relax and the sample scripts are more compatible with nonUnix operating systems by using the Python os.sep and os.pardir rather than '/' and '..' for directory separators and the parent directory.
 Caught a NaN problem in the Nstate model, RDC Q factor code causing failures in MS Windows.
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