[mcstas-users] Call for contributions to McStas 2.0

Peter Kjær Willendrup pkwi at fysik.dtu.dk
Mon Mar 5 18:42:45 CET 2012

Hello everyone,

The McStas development team is currently busy preparing McStas 2.0 for release in april this year. We would therefore warmly welcome any user contribution in terms of:

 *   New components
 *   Improved components
 *   Example instruments
 *   Useful scripts, tools etc.

The only requirements for submission of a contribution are: Reasonably readable code and an good example instrument showing the use of the contribution.

To contribute, please contact one of the core team developers.

The current list of new features / improvements to McStas 2.0 includes:

 *   Components:
    *   Uniformized parameter naming across components (breaks some backward compatibility for user-instruments) - But just send problematic cases along!
    *   Support for any shape in our sample components and some optics components, facilitated via Geomview OFF format
    *   First use of Geomview OFF format in neutron optics components: Guide_anyshape (E. Farhi)
    *   Updated version of the ESS_moderator_long (K. Lefmann) component including
       *   Bi-spectral mode (H. Jacobsen, E. Klinkby)
       *   Updated geometry wrt. ESS baseline geometry (E. Klinkby)
       *   Multi-pulse mode
    *   Bug-fixed version of SNS_source (G. Granroth), removes runtime error on Windows systems, implements MPI
    *   Updates to various other components
 *   General:
    *   "Best practice" document for selection of right neutron source parameters (common with Vitess)
 *   Example instruments:
    *   A richer suite of example instruments with more thorough testing of components
 *   Polarization:
    *   All components support polarized neutron simulations
    *   Possibility for nesting magnetic fields, e.g. for stray fields
    *   Standardized method for neutron propagation in tabulated magnetic fields (e.g. from Radia or freefem)
 *   Tool layer / package infrastructure:
    *   Independent core- component- and tool packages:
       *   New Python/matplotlib based solution
       *   Legacy Perl/PGPLOT based solution
    *   Interface-code for the iFit data analysis package http://ifit.mccode.org

Best regards,

Peter Willendrup

Peter Kjær Willendrup
Development engineer

DTU Physics

Technical University of Denmark

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