Nexus 42 Release Notes
The following new featues have been added:
- NXbrowse now has readline support (i.e. previous command line recall and TAB completion of entry names)
- new API functions NXgetpath() and NXgetversion() added
- NXgetnextentry() now uses less stack space
MXML XML Parsing Library
Version 2.2.2 or higher of mxml is required. Earlier versions have a bug and the XML API will not work. This package can be downloded in both source and binary rpm form and is also available as part of Fedora Extras. IMPORTANT NOTE: Debian also provides the mxml package, but it based on 2.0 and will not work properly.
Python Interface You will need both the numpy and ctypes modules to be available. These are provided in both the Fedora and EPEL repositories.
NAG F90/F95 Compiler
The NAG compiler needs the -mismatch flag to be specified or else it will not compile NXmodule.f90 This is achieve by running configure with the FCFLAGS environment variable set to contain the flag e.g.
env FCFLAGS="-mismatch" ./configure --with-f90=f95
HDF4 on Intel Macs
There is a problem with the include file, hdfi.h (normally in /usr/local/include). See http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/helparc/software/msg00069.html for details of the modifications necessary to fix it.
C++ Interface (provided by Freddie Akeroyd and Peter Peterson)
// create an entry and a data item File nf(fname, NXACC_CREATE); nf << Group("entry1", "NXentry") << Data("dat1", w, "int_attr", 3); nf.close(); File nf1(fname, NXACC_RDWR); // add a double_attr to an existing setup nf1 >> Group("entry1", "NXentry") >> Data("dat1") << Attr("double_attr", 6.0); nf1.close(); // read back data items File nf2(fname, NXACC_READ); nf2 >> Group("entry1", "NXentry") >> Data("dat1", w1, "int_attr", i, "double_attr", d); // alternative way to read d1 nf2 >> Data("dat1") >> Attr("double_attr", d1);
See also the NeXus API test program
IDL Interface (provided by Jussi Kauppila and Mark Koennecke)
There is a new interface to RSI's Interactive Data Language, IDL for NeXus. This interface has to be considered beta. Nevertheless it is working most of the time. Known issues include:
- Compressed reading and writing do not work for HDF-4 files, probably because of a library version conflict on libz.
There is now, thanks to Paul Kienzle, a supported interface for the python scripting language. Arrays are stored in numpy arrays and thus allow for efficient data manipulations.
See the comments on the IDL interface.
Miscellaneous bug fixes
The following items are bugs reported in previous releases and resolved in the 4.2 release.