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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"!

11/20/22   Minor tweak to EDS data output. Modify Cameca PHA read to handle zero millisec returned.

11/18/22   Small tweak for setting JEOL MEC process time to Use_Count_Rate_Monitor mode. Requires latest MECWrapper.dll.
      Add warning for JEOL MEC T0 or Thermo (auto) mode when starting EDS quant. Work on tactis USB image read.

11/17/22   Tweak JEOL MEC EDS interface for process time calls.
v.13.2.2

11/09/22   Modify EDS code to allow user to temporarily skip enabling Thermo EDS interface if desired when loading Acquisition Options dialog.

11/09/22   OK *now* the JEOL MEC EDS interface is working (Kemp).

11/02/22   OK *now* the JEOL MEC EDS interface is working (Ma).

11/01/22   First implementation of CyUSB imaging interface for Cameca tactis instruments (Moy).

10/26/22   JEOL MEC EDS interface is working (Ma).
v.13.2.1

10/23/22   Modify Cameca MCA PHA code to avoid integer overflow at very high beam currents.

10/20/22   First release of JEOL MEC EDS interface (Ma).

10/18/22   Modify ZAF takeoff arrays to handle different takeoff angles for each element for testing (Boroughs).
v. 13.2.0   Only enabled in CalcZAF for now .

10/07/22   Add control for disabling reflected and transmitted light control from StageMap window (Boroughs and Ma).

10/02/22   Modify JEOL MEC EDS wrapper interface for better debugging (Kemp and Matthews).

09/29/22   Add JEOLMoveStageMilliSecDelayAfter to probewin.ini and allow up to 3000 msec delay for 8x00 stages with motion
      complete flag hardware failure (Yu).

09/21/22   Modify JeolMECSpectraStart to handle EDS status flag better (Matthews).

09/08/22   Add exponential dead time correction. Increase mag delay for JEOL instruments (von der Handt).

09/04/22   Add dead time correction%  (DTC%) in count outout. Use new raw data arrays. Add trap for "_WD" and "_SP" in
v. 13.1.9   CalcImage create project code (Raia).

      Add raw (cps) counts to Output STandard and Unknown XY Plots dialog.  Add raw cps arrays for samples.

08/29/22   Add constant k-ratio pdf to PFE distribution (in Help menu).

08/23/22   Minor edits for Use Digitized Points Only checkbox tool tip help and consensus k-ratio menu disable/enable (Neill).

08/05/22   Modify DataCorrectDataBackground to handle using MPB backgrounds for interpolated off-peak MAN fit curves (Fellowes).

07/30/22   New load file setup code that retains original acquisition order when loading standard intensities (Goemann/Feig).

07/22/22   Add logarithmic dead time expression to Analysis Option dialog (MOy). Enable Display PHA button
v. 13.1.8   in Basic EPMA window and add minimize control (Desormeau and Gordon).

07/20/22   Tweak combined analyses feature to force combined conditions in case user adjusts beam current
      manually (Nachlas).

07/19/22   Modify TestEDS to output dead time correction calculations.

07/16/22   Modify Combine Selected Samples button code to handle Use All Matrix Corrections (Nachlas).

07/13/22   Fix bug regarding disabled points when combining samples (Fournelle).

07/09/22   Add dead time correction type to report output.

07/07/22   Tweak PFE Output | Output all BMP files menu caption to mention GRD files (Poeml).

07/02/22   Add code for plotting of EDS spectra with wavescan data.

07/01/22   Add right click digitize to PictureSnap full view window in PFE (Seward).

06/30/22   Add JEOLMECLoggingFlag to Probewin.ini file for debugging JEOL MEC interface. Fix max BIM
      file size limit error trap (Boroughs).

06/28/22   Round 8x30 beam current to PCC file to nearest 1/10th nA if under 1 nA (Hayward).

06/27/22   New update all dead times button.
v. 13.1.7

06/23/22   Add check for missing selected standards if peaking and using assigned standards for each element in Automate!.

      Add Z fraction Zbar menu in Standard for List Standard Name and Zbar menu output.

06/18/22   Add Update All button to Update Dead Time Constants dialog.  Updated Reference manual.

06/16/22   Modify RGB image math code to handle blanking values (Poeml).

06/15/22   Increase delay in JEOlSetMagnification when switching modes.

06/12/22   Add current FOV mag to PictureSnapApp draw timer event.  Add initial mag to PictureSnapApp.ini file.

06/14/22   Fix minor bug with totals image when outputting atomic percents maps in Surfer (Poeml).

06/11/22   Add matrix corrections output in CalcImage. Use "Output All Calculated Types to Surfer" menu to output.
v. 13.1.6

06/10/22   Fix some minor bugs in calcImage regarding blanked pixel calculations (Poeml). Modify Output |
      Output Standard and Unknown XY Plots menu selection lists to include spectrometer number for when using duplicate
      elements.

06/09/22   Minor tweaks to PicturSnapApp, INI files and documentation.

06/07/22   Adjust JEOL spectrometer orienattion values. Work on JEOL MEC EDS interface.

06/06/22   Fix calculated oxygen output if oxygen was analyzed, then disabled for quant, then calculate stoichiometric oxygen
      was selected by the user (Poeml).
      
      Tweak GetDead code to unselect and reselect samples when Select All clicked (in case already all selected).
      
      Bump version (to 9) of CIP file for later addition for output of matrix correction images.

06/03/22   Add new CalcImage flag to blank pixels outside of min/max analytical totals (Poeml).  Add new
      code to check for dead time correction type parameter when starting a new sample in PFE.

06/02/22   Modify CalcImage CalcImageSaveQuant code to set atomic percents to not analyzed value if element
      is disabled for quant because otherwise very small (but related) values (~10^-9) appear in the image.

06/01/22   Modify default dead time correction type to high precision (in INI file) (Neill). Add super high precision
v. 13.1.5   dead time correction type (three term factorial).

05/30/22   Add string selection control to Output | Plot Standard and Unknown XY Plots menu window.

      Add option to increment Y stage when doing multiple sample setups both normal and one at a time.

05/29/22   Fix bug when using "multiple setups one at a time" feature if confirm positions is selected.

05/25/22   Fix EDS bug when combining sample lines for analysis (Boroughs).

      Add new option for automating multiple setups from Automate! to run all samples at each sample setup
      condition one at a time.  This feature will be useful to automate constant k-ratio testing at different
      beam currents.

05/19/22   Bump version for Standard.exe update. More work on continuum extraction code for Penepma.
v. 13.1.4

05/18/22   Modify automated PHA scans during pre-scan peaking and add new keyword to Probewin.ini file (Matthews).

05/15/22   Add code to ask user whether to update dead time constants from SCALERS.DAT file.

05/14/22   Add small spectro move after delay for JEOL 8x30 and later instruments.

05/13/22   Add "interactive" Help button for amphibole normalizations
v. 13.1.3

05/11/22   Tweak CalcZAF code for ferrous/ferric.

05/09/22   Modify GRIDCC.BAS to handle new Surfer versions (>= 15) that use the Rainbow.clr
      color scale file (Liu) for Probe for EPMA surfer grid file mapping. Also add JEOL stage orientation flags.
      
      Further modifications to amphibole ferrous/ferric code as suggested by Locock.

05/07/22   Work on new amphibole code (Moy). Finish Locock spreadsheet output (Locock).

05/02/22   Modify consensus k-ratio output (Ritchie). Work on Locock mineral spreadsheet output
      format (Locock and von der Handt).
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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:

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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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