Release of MOSFLM 6.01
Harry Powell, MRC-LMB, Cambridge
The latest version of MOSFLM (version 6.01) was released in July. It
contains a number of new features and numerous bug fixes.
The MOSFLM User Guide has now been made available in
a problem page and short FAQ are kept in my personal area on the
LMB's web server.
Errors and typos in these documents will be corrected as and when they
The MOSFLM on-line help, which was previously only available while
running the program, can now be accessed via a
PERL script; comments
would be received gratefully!
Many small bugs which have been pointed out by users have been
Several users have had trouble running MOSFLM with modern PCs running
RedHat Linux 6.0; these problems are almost all due to the
incompatibility of the xdl_view libraries and the 24 - and 32- bpp colour
graphics provided by the X-server distributed with RedHat Linux 6.0 (the same
problem arises with other programs which use the
libraries such as IPDISP). The fix is to reduce the colour depth on
the PC to no more than 16 bpp.
Circle fitting; a set of points picked on e.g. an ice ring or a
wax ring can be used to determine the direct beam position.
- the DPS Autoindexing has been improved by inclusion of a
least-squares fit of the predicted to found spot positions. This
greatly improves the predictions. A by-product of this routine is that
the central beam position can be refined as well.
- The background measurement for the spot picking routine has been
modified so that the measurement box is offset slightly for the tiled
ADSC 2x2 CCD detector, to avoid the zero count region.
- A user editable spot list has been implemented. This allows the
user to both add and delete spots from the indexing list.
- An option to write multiple MTZ files has been added. This is
particularly useful if processing while collecting data.
- The Mar 165mm CCD detector has been added to the list of supported
- The penalties in the DPS autoindexing have been normalized to a
maximum of 999.
The program is available via anonymous ftp from ftp.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/pub/mosflm. Executables have been built on the following UNIX platforms:
Compaq Alphas: Compaq Tru64 UNIX 4.0F
SGIs: Irix 5.3, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5
Intel PC: RedHat Linux 5.1 (should also run on 5.2,5.2 and 6.0)
PPC Macintosh: LinuxPPC 1999 (will not run on Release 4)
Last modified: Thu Sep 16 13:37:40 MET DST 1999