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PROBE for EPMA XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 Xtreme Edition Version Software Changes

User names (in parentheses) indicate grateful attribution for the preceding bug report or suggestion. Users "rule"!

06/28/20   Modify excess (or deficit) oxygen calculation for standards to zero amount if using correction and
      calculating oxygen by stoichiometry. Both for halogen correction and also for Droop correction for excess oxygen.
      
      Fix bug in JEOL ConvertToPrbImg code for JEOL 8900/8200/8500 map files (Carpenter).
      
      Add code to skip output of images with zero X or Y stage extents (Goemann).

06/24/20   Modify CalcImage to not change off-peak type to high/low only, if already set to slope high/slope low (Telfeyan).

06/23/20   Add code to try and handle oxygen-halogen correction when standard is already corrected for
      halogens (Allaz).

06/02/20   Modify Update Single Position right click menu to re-select previously selected row (Allaz).

05/27/20   Add error trap for missing TDI files in GetELm code for CalcImage.

05/23/20   Add output of unk/std Z, A and F factors in CalcZAF output in VerboseMode (Joy).
v. 12.8.7

05/17/20   Fix minor bug in classify browse .DAT file code where last data column (element by difgference) is
      always zero (and not the blanked value) when data has blanked values and user did not output element
      by difference maps.

05/11/20   Fix small bug in detection limit calculations for MAN background variance.

05/09/20   Small tweak to Penepma pure element code to avoid spurious overvoltage warning.

05/07/20   Fix demo code to not skip Li and Be during wavescan simulation. Add "smallamount" adjustment when backlash is
      near motor limit.

05/03/20   Add Li, Be and B Penepma files from Penepma16 for PFE WDS simulation. New penepma12 executables.
v. 12.8.6

04/29/20   Fix minor display bug in digitize rectangular grid (Collins).

      Work on new load (external file) image code for Imaging window.

04/25/20   Modify demo mode JEOL set beam current if BeamCurrentType=1 (Collins).

04/22/20   Fix minor bug in PrbImg align and crop when more than 2 passes (Fellowes).

04/19/20   Modify CalcImage Align and Crop feature to support PrbImg files (in addition to GRD files) (Fellowes).

04/15/20   Fix Scott and Love reference in PFE Reference Manual (Jercinovic). Add dialog for skipping
      fluorescence warnings (Seward).

03/11/20   Add load and output to Surfer for TDI correction percents (Allaz).

      Fix Ocean Optics Omnidriver version issue in PFE projects (Moy).

03/06/20   Modify Bruker, JEOL and Demo EDS get net intensity code to allow for sensitivity calculations by returning
      "off-peak" bdg count times (Hanson).

03/05/20   Allow user to edit number of points to skip in plot TDI curves. Modify Output Sample parameters
      to utilize middle pixel (rather than first pixel) in CalcImage (Allaz).

02/28/20   Improve filament standby log window text. Add automated imaging in PFE when confirm position only (Goemann).

      Fix bias delay issue in automated (re-entrant) bias scans (finally after all these years!).

02/26/20   Improve PHA acquisition code (B. Wade) and add text for projected detection limits (Chouinard).

      Improve filament standby code.

02/25/20   Change count time normalization for error bars in MPB RUn menu display to utilize non aggregated
      count time in case aggregate mode is on.  Also use for wavescan error bars (not aggregated anyway)
      
      Fix Acquisition Options dialog for change all to MPB.

02/24/20   Fix problem with new MPB fields in element setup databases.
v. 12.8.5

02/16/20   Work on increasing MPB arrays from 12 to 18 to deal with more than 6 "shared" bgd elements (Jercinovic and Williams).
v. 12.8.4
      Add disables for save sample buttons in Analyze 'shared" bgd and Multipoint dialog.

02/13/20   Add new button/code to allow assigning current shared channel fit parameters and manual flags to all
v. 12.8.3   other shared channels. That is, other elements on same spectrometer and crystal (Williams and Jercinovic).

02/10/20   Fix ferric/ferrous bug (Locock and Dungan).  Fix minor enable issue in CalcZAF Calculation Options.

02/07/20   Fix beam normalization problem for shared and MPB backgrounds (Goemann). Start work on new code
      for updating shared bgds on same spectrometer (Williams and Jercinovic).
      
      Modify "machine readable column headings" code to handle empty strings and "%" symbols (Lowers).

02/05/20   Add color coding for listing anomalous intensities in log window output in PFE. Edit bilayer.in
      file for Penepma 2016 for new NBANGL parameter (Minter).

01/29/20   Fix bug in Specified Concentrations where atomic charges, numcat, numoxd values were not being loaded
      for newly added elements.
      
      Modify confirm for saving sample setups.

01/22/20   Update reference manual on TDI fits (Kim).

      Do not load ferric/ferrous options in new sample code for standeard samples. Add ferric/ferrous cation
      calculations to user specified output (if formula output is also specified).

01/16/20   Edit Penepma menu/window in Standard to indicate Penfluor/Fanal (Llovet). Fix enable on import 8x30 standards menu.
v. 12.8.2

12/30/19   Slight mods to Penepma code for different versions of Penepma.

12/21/19   Update documentation PDF and CHM help files.
v.12.8.1

2/20/19   Add additional error trapping in PAP routines to deal with "cracks" in x-ray maps (Mott). Edit copyright to
      2020 in all source files.

12/18/19   Add negative "eta" trap for PAP and XPP ZAFBks sample code for cracks in quant images. Bump
v. 12.8.0   version number for new XRAY.MDB (CalcZAF.msi).

12/16/19   New XRAY.MDB file using Access 2000 format (Seward and Ntaflos).

12/13/19   Add button to assign TDI (volatile) fit in Run menu (von der Handt). Also add display of current assigned fit.

12/12/19   Add Imaging button to Basic EPMA window.

12/11/19   Modify Plot! wavescan code to update hi/lo off-peaks for selected samples from Model Backgrouds dialog.

      Modify button color/placement in Basic EPMA and add display, ouput images (von der Handt).

12/4/19      Improve Basic EPMA window (Chouinard).

11/30/19   Fix very, very subtle bug when elements disabled for acq/quant have different elements than standards (Poirier).

11/27/19   Add "basic EPMA" window for beginning users (Chouinard).

      Fix negative alpha error in ZAFBks for Pouchou and Pichior method (Seward).

11/23/19   Add new MAN flag for off-peak (interpolated) MAN fits for even when eleemnt is present (Orlandini).
v. 12.7.9

11/22/19   Fix label on checkbox in Automate! if Cameca FEG (Ntaflos).

11/21/19   Add PCC file load for filament standby as new Probewin.ini option (Ntaflos).

11/20/19   Add zbar output to List Standard Compositions menu output (and fix density output).

      Modify Zbar calculation code.

11/14/19   Add code to import JEOL 8230/8530 standard composition to the standard database and also
      standard positions to the .POS files. See Standard.exe and Stage.exe File menus.

11/02/19   Fix some minor bugs and improve error messages (Neill).

11/01/19   Modify debug mode statements in real time code. Fix JEOL time constant max parameter loading in GetOpt.

10/31/19   Add debug statements to JEOL EDS get time constant.

10/24/19   Modify beam size behavior when starting image acquisition (Mushock).
v. 12.7.8

10/20/19   Add zero value for Thermo max keV cutoff (auto value).

10/13/19   Fix ProbFormOutputCustom to handle multiple selected samples.

10/12/19   Improve net intensity output format in Run | Display Export EDS Spectra dialog.

      Modify Analyze! (right click) Export analysis to custom.mdb and Analyze! Match code to utilize average of composition.

10/11/19   Fix bug in GetOpt where max keV and throughput (TC) were getting displayed as previous values (JEOL EDS only) (Park).

10/10/19   Fix bug in DataEDSSpectraGetStoredNetIntensities where bgd counts were added in (Park).

10/08/19   Modify get stored EDS net intensity code for wavescans.

10/02/19   Fix normalization of MPBs if linear off-peak bgd fit selected.
v. 12.7.7
      Only get EDS spectra net intensities for first datarow of wavescan samples.
      
      Add disable/enable buttons to Run | Display EDS Spectra dialog. Add max keV and throughput to display.
      
      Modify Automate! code to only update Z position when performing auto-focus (Matthews).

09/30/19   If returned EDS net intensity is zero, force to a small non-zero number so we can know that it was stored originally.

09/29/19   Add Yes To All button to different bgds for stds vs. unks. Skip output of
      EDS net intensities for wavescans in TypeWavescans.

09/25/19   Fix bug in AnalyzeAll that forced recalculation of std k-factors if not using default
v. 12.7.6   matrix corrections (Poeml). Fix bug in EDS net intensity output during automation.

09/21/19   Add <alt> key shortcuts to main apps (Poeml).

      Fix minor bug in CalcImage Calculation Options dialog code (Neill).

09/18/19   Fix tab order in Elements/cations and Standard Assignments dialogs (Poeml and Goemann). Add
      shortcut key to Digitize window for Single Points (and Shotgun but that one doesn't
      work for some reason!) (Poirier). Add sorted standard list in MAN dialog (Ben Wade).

09/13/19   Add feature to store EDS net intensities in probe database for off-line use without an EDS
v. 12.7.5   interface. Applies to Bruker and Thermo but especially JEOL EDS.

09/10/19   Fix atomic charges bug for calculating sum of cations in ImportExport code.
v.12.7.4

09/09/19   Fix sample import/export feature (Dungan).

09/06/19   Small tweaks to imaging code. Add Glenn and Changkun to JEOL EDS beta testers in About form.

09/05/19   Modify demo imaging code to utilize aspect ratio from INI file. Also implement code for new
v. 12.7.3   JEOL EDS video imaging API.

      Add new user specified output parameter for "machine readable" column headings (Adams).
      
      Add check for very negative k-ratio after blank correction (Fournelle).
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 08:38:19 pm »
The ProbeForEPMA.msi installer now updates the Standard.exe app properly!
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 08:03:47 pm »
Added Thermo support files for spectrum image (SI) file access to ProbeForEPMA.msi installer (v.10.1.6).

Everyone who wants to use the new Hyper-Imaging feature in CalcImage, as described here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=83.0

will need to run the ProbeForEPMA.msi installer again (no need to un-install PFE first).
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 06:40:24 pm »
New versions (and updated documentation) are now available for the Matrix and Remote COM servers (v. 10.1.7)

https://probesoftware.com/Update.htm
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 11:23:44 pm »
The ProbeforEPMA.msi installer now automatically installs the Thermo spectrum Image (SI) DLLs for the CalcImage "Hyper-Imaging" feature, which automatically integrates WDS quantitative x-ray maps with EDS (hyper-cube) spectrum images.

Apologies for attaching a brochure from the EMAS 2013 meeting to this post, but it does already provide a nice overview of these new CalcImage features- and I'm just too lazy to re-format it!   :D

I should add, though current users of Probe for EPMA already know, all users may obtain new features for free, by simply clicking the Help | Update Probe for EPMA menu!  8)
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.2
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 05:43:21 pm »
The current version of Probe for EPMA, with all the latest software and features updates and a current copy of the Probe Software user forum (i.e., this user forum), are now available from Probe Software through our DVD subscription service.

If your laboratory computer running Probe for EPMA is not connected to the Internet for security or other reasons, please contact Probe Software to find out about our automatic DVD subscription service.  With this service you will be able to update your Probe for EPMA software and browse our user forum from your probe computer even if it is not connected to the Internet!

Please contact Barbara at Probe Software for more information:

barbara@probesoftware.com
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.3
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 11:04:44 am »
Check out this new "self documenting" feature for manual acquisition now available in v. 10.2.3 of Probe for EPMA:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.msg649#msg649
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.4
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 02:08:19 pm »
I should have done this a long time ago, but the latest v. 10.2.4 now automatically loads all EDS spectra that are associated with standard samples if you select to have standard intensities loaded when performing a Load File Setup in Probe for EPMA.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.5
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 05:56:41 pm »
All PFE apps and installers beginning with v. 10.2.5 are now digitally "signed":

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=42.msg744#msg744
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.1
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 02:48:07 pm »
Add ImageShiftPresent and ImageShiftType keywords to INI file.

For JEOL 8900/8200/8500 and Cameca SX100/SXFive this keyword will default to true, but for the 8230/8530 the keyword has to be added and edited manually in the [hardware] section of the Probewin.ini file.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.1
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 10:18:51 am »
Add ImageShiftPresent and ImageShiftType keywords to INI file.

For JEOL 8900/8200/8500 and Cameca SX100/SXFive this keyword will default to true, but for the 8230/8530 the keyword has to be added and edited manually in the [hardware] section of the Probewin.ini file.

Just wondering if any 8230/8530 operators have edited their Probewin.ini file and tested this set image shift code for the new JEOL instruments that Philippe Pinard sent us.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 06:24:30 pm »
No bump in the version number, but the latest v. 10.3.3 now has modified the TDI acquisition code for combined condition samples. This should significantly reduce the delay between the Faraday cup out and the TDI counting start.

Try a TDI acquisition with a combined condition sample and let me know what you think!
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 07:18:55 am »
A nice simple question for you:

will PFE run on windows 8?

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 08:48:00 am »
A nice simple question for you: will PFE run on windows 8?

Gareth Seward can answer this best. See this thread also:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=105.0
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.5
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 01:35:26 pm »
The latest list of pre-calculated binaries for fast Monte-Carlo matrix corrections is found here:

https://www.probesoftware.com/download/Calculated%20Alpha%20Binaries.txt
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