Friday, 20 March 2009

Side effect of the XDS update


- you are in the habit of running xia2 where your images are (i.e. xia2 -3d `pwd`)

- you are in the habit of running xia2 more than once

you may notice a couple of odd lines in the output about unmatched parenthesis. This is a side-effect of XDS now using .cbf files for intermediate data, which look a lot like data to xia2 but are not meaningful.

Other than complaining the data reduction goes fine. I will add a trap for this as soon as I figure a reliable way for spotting the difference.

Rebundled with XDS changes in

Is available from the usual location,, should contain all of the changes needed to get xia2 working again with the latest XDS.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

XDS patch

Hi Folks,

As it seems that the XDS problem is becoming more of a ... problem, I have put together a file containing the changes from to bring it up-to-date with respect to the XDS changes, but hopefully nothing else as there are a couple of developments in flight.

If you download

Then unpack it as follows:

tar xvfj XDS-patch.tar.bz2 -C $XIA2_ROOT

xia2 should be updated to work with the latest version! The next proper release will contain this, but I have a lot of other things to go in there too...