Tag Archives: software

Once more: writing data correction software

With the Bonse Hart instrument out of commission still (yet another failure in the X-ray generator target assembly), I decided it may be time to have another look at the data correction procedures. Some of you may remember that I wrote a comprehensive review of all conceivable corrections in a recent open-access review paper, and […]

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Monte Carlo; now getting a GUI!

There have been many developments on the Monte Carlo program that I have been rather silent about. For those that forgot: this is the method that allows the determination of a particle size distribution (or rather a scatterer size distribution) from a small-angle scattering pattern if you select a shape. It is described in detail […]

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Programming your own data reduction? Check out fabIO and pyFAI

Reading in the detector data, and programming methods for that, is one of the more tedious tasks of any data reduction program. Those of you who write their own data correction programs know this all too well. Many detector systems store their data a little bit differently than the others, despite the availability of decent […]

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Free Code! McSAS: A Monte-Carlo way for retrieving particle size distributions.

Good news for those of you on the hunt for a way to get polydispersity (size distribution) information from your scattering patterns. Two pieces of good news, to be precise! Firstly, the paper that describes my implementation of the method that does exactly this has just been accepted earlier this month for publication in J. […]

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Monte-Carlo fitting of isotropic scattering and observability on arXiv

We have now entered the final two weeks before the Scattering-Bonanza that is SAS2012… Are you feeling the pressure yet? With many good talks lined up for that conference, and many good people attending, I am honestly quite excited! I too will be giving my small contribution in the form of two talks, one at […]

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Data processing flowchart and news on an old publication

Short news first; by going through the motions and waiting for Elsevier to get back to me, I have gotten permission (for the royal sum of 0.00 eurodollars) to repost one more paper from Polymer on my site. So that has now gone in the 2010 publications page here. Then it is time to give […]

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Detail-preserving 2D binning, part 1: the appetizer

(Sorry about the hiatus, there’s been a period filled with that noblest of Japanese traditions: paperwork!) If you want to do fitting of a 2D image, you want to preserve the information in the entire image. 2D fitting is quite computationally intensive, so you still want to reduce the number of pixels in your images. […]

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Live Fourier Transform for Windows

Since entering paternity leave, I have had little time to come up with something new to post here. However, one colleague was so kind as to send me his Windows version of the live fourier transform program discussed before. His runs on his Lenovo laptop (but may be more widely applicable) and uses the Windows […]

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Live FT video

A demonstration of the live Fourier Transform showing scattering patterns can be seen here:

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Live Fourier transform

During some recent presentations, I have used a small matlab program giving me a live Fourier transform of the laptop camera input. It can be used in combination with some printed “structures” to show what we would see on a SAXS or WAXS detector. The idea is not mine, I heard that it was used […]

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