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New Endeavour version 1.7g

January 6, 2015

A new version 1.7g of Endeavour, our software for crystal structure solution from powder data, has just become available. The new version is a maintenance release, providing the following improvements:

  • If a CIF file contains both structure parameters and diffraction data, the user will now be prompted to open the CIF file either as structure or as diffraction file.
  • The "Auto Save" function is now enabled by default (cf. "Tools/Options").

In addition, a variety of bugs has been fixed:

  • CIF files created by Shelx 2013 could cause trouble (hang-up or crash during file import), if they contained large data blocks with diffraction data, especially "_shelx_hkl_file" data blocks.
  • The CIF data item "_space_group_name_H-M_alt" (which supersedes "_symmetry_space_group_name_H-M") was not recognized (as Hermann-Mauguin symbol). So space group recognition could fail, if no additional symmetry operations were given or the attempt to recognize the space group from symmetry operations failed.
  • Some CIF files from ICSD were not read completely. (Import canceled after bibliographic data, thus no cell, space group and atomic parameter list were available. Example: Barium perchlorate (ICSD collection code 24272).)
  • Function "Tools/Potential Parameters": The fitted parameters A and C were not assigned, if the reference structure contains elements with the oxidation number "undefined" (rather than zero).
  • The advanced parameters "smooth_Fhkl_comparison" and "merge_reflections_Fhkl" of the "set" function were not recognized from and Endeavour script file (*.inp).
  • A bug in the kernel (Enkernel.exe) affecting charged molecules has been fixed.
  • A bug in the adjustment of potential parameters for molecular structures (Fit.exe) has been resolved.

Endeavour users should either use the online update function (menu "Help/Online update") or download the update to version 1.7g.


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If you would like to learn more about Endeavour, please visit the Endeavour web page. where you can also download a demonstration version free-of-charge.