Invisible selection for the color of the file browser 
If you do not see any changes after some clicks into the filechoosers, some users get a better display using a different color map.
cp .../yorick/g/ $HOME/.gist/
After this change, the selected files should be underlined or with a different background color.

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"another instrument with same name already exists" error with LITpro V1.1 
If you encouter the error "another instrument with same name already exists", you probably have built one settings with multiple oifits files. It is actually one limitation of the internal engine which should be fixed soon. To be able to fit such settings files, you actually need to modify manually the name INSNAME keywords of each given files. It must be done in all the OI_VIS, OI_VIS2, OI_T3 plus the corresponding OI_WAVELENGTH tables. Each values must be different to be fitted by LITpro. Apologize for the actual limitation. We are working on this issue for the next releases.

An alternative is to merge multiple oifits files into a single file. This can be done using the oifitslib software available at the following address:

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ERROR : ghostscript bounding box not found Can't get chi2map plot 
If you encounter this problem for the "plot 1D chi2" and "plot 2D chi2" actions, you probably have bounds problems. Please check that your parameters have compatible minimum and maximum limits.

This bug affects the Version 1.0.4.

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Iper: a simple tool to fit OIFITs data with a uniform disk 
During the last IAU conference in August 2009, the Optical and
Infrared Interferometry Commission (C54) raised a few questions
(get the whole story on

One of them was :
"Is there a command line tool to throw at an OIFITS file to do a
simple uniform disk fit?"

Well, now, there is. Just "call Iper"

This simple tool allows you to rapidly see if your set of squared
visibilities is fitted or not by a uniform disk.

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European School in Porquerolles (France) on April, 2010 
Some JMMC members will attend this school and provide support for training infrastructure. Hope to meet you over there.

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Short interruption of service 
One router will me moved onto the university network and could make the jmmc webservers unreachable. The service outage is programmed on Monday March 29, from 17:00 to 18:00 GMT.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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2010 Interferometry Imaging Beauty Contest data 
The files of the 2010 "Interferometry Imaging Beauty Contest" have been added to the jmmc oifits file repository.

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Planned SearchCal Outage on March 15 2010 
As posted here, Vizier will be unaccessible sometime between 8:00 and 12:00UT on Monday, March. 15 2010.
In consequence, SearchCal will be unavailable as well during this period, as it relies on CDS catalogs to retrieve calibrators data.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Service outage on February 22 and 23 
Monday, February 22-23, 2010
One cooling system unit caused some electrical disturbances in the observatory building and the server room... Please apologize for inconvenience.

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Web page update of the oifits repository 
The oifits repository has one new layout. You can get more informations on every oifits files. Visit

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