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3   <META NAME="Author" CONTENT="Brian H. Toby">
4   <title>EXPGUI Wish List</title>
5</head>
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23<center><h1>
24EXPGUI Wish List<BR>
25New Features In Progress, Planned, or Requested
26</h1></center>
27<P>
28See the
29<A HREF="expgui.html">EXPGUI documentation</A> for a description of
30the current features.
31
32<H2>In Progress</H2><DL>
33
34<DT>
35WWW links
36<DD>
37Implement context-sensitive help that brings up web pages
38from local storage (or a web-site?).
39
40
41</DL><H2>Perhaps someday</H2><DL>
42<DT>
43Excluded region editor
44<DD>
45This would make most sense to do graphically, somehow
46involving liveplot.
47
48<DT>
49A CIF data import filter
50<DD>
51This will require some attention to creating/editing
52instrument parameter files,
53as well as choosing data from the "right" loop_.
54
55
56<DT>
57Fixed background
58<DD>
59I do not like fixed background use, but agree that fixed points are useful
60for starting a fit. I would like to have a routine that fits a
61Chebeshev polynomial to a set of fixed points input by a user.
62
63<DT>
64Export to Platon
65<DD>
66The platon viewer runs in UNIX and Windows
67(http://www.ccp14.ac.uk/tutorial/platon/). It would be nice to be able to
68export in the correct format and perhaps even fork the viewer.
69Recommended by Lachlan Cranswick.
70Original URL: http://www.cryst.chem.uu.nl/platon/ & 
71source: ftp://xraysoft.chem.uu.nl/pub/
72
73<DT>
74Interface for Fourier routines
75<DD>
76Perhaps with two parts: map compute set up options and viewing options.
77
78<DT>
79Guide for new users
80<DD>
81Lachlan suggests a "Wizard" but perhaps a set of introductory
82web pages might be more tractable.
83
84</DL><H2>Brand New</H2><DL>
85
86<DT>
87Error reporting
88<DD>
89When an invalid entry is specified, (for example 1..0 is typed, instead
90of 1.0) EXPGUI ignores the entry and (now) it is also displayed in red, to
91flag the error. This only happens for entries on the main panes. For
92entries on modal dialogs (where there a "done" or "keep" button), these
93errors will be reported only when the button is pressed.
94
95<DT>
96Import Atoms/Import Phase
97<DD>
98A CIF import routine is now available
99
100<DT>
101Change phase pane color
102<DD>
103The beige color of the bottom box on the phase pane is too similar to the
104yellow color of the refinement flag. This color is now a variable
105[expgui(bkgcolor1)]. The default value, #fdf, is a light violet that
106will probably drive some folks nuts. It can be customized.
107
108<DT>
109"Non-shell" version of EXPGUI
110<DD>
111EXPGUI has two functions, 1) to act as a "shell" that calls the
112various GSAS programs, and 2) to edit the .EXP file. For use with
113MacGSAS (and possibly the standard Win-95 GSAS shell), it is possible
114to turn off the "shell" features -- by calling EXPGUI with the argument
115-noshell or /noshell or by setting environment variable EXPGUI_NOSHELL to 1.
116This mode has not yet been tested.
117
118<DT>
119NIST accessibility requirement
120<DD>
121NIST requires that all images in WWW pages have an ALT= tag included.
122This has been done on all the documentation HTML pages, despite the
123fact that (in this case) it adds no new content for anyone.
124
125<DT>
126Change space group
127<DD>
128A mechanism where one can specify a new space group, cell,
129and reinput all atoms for the phase (to get site syms correct). One can
130keep the old atoms for the phase or replace them. It is possible
131to do this manually or with a file import capability.
132At present the only file type accepted is
133the .CEL format from PowderCell. New format filters can be "dropped" in
134place.
135
136<DT>
137Import Atoms/Import Phase
138<DD>
139This appears on the add atoms & add phase dialogs and draws on the above.
140
141<DT>
142Transform Atoms
143<DD>
144There is now a "xform atom(s)" button on the phase pane that
145can be used to transform coordinates,
146globally set the occupancy & Uiso and switch atoms between
147iso/aniso and erase selected groups of atoms
148
149<DT>
150Spherical Harmonic (ODF) Preferred Orientation
151<DD>
152done
153
154<DT>
155Delete phases
156<DD>
157Instead -- change phase flags on the histogram page (appears when 2+ phases
158present).
159
160<DT>
161Define background types
162<DD>
163The pull-down background selection menu now shows the names of the
164background functions
165
166
167</DL>
168<p><a href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/staff/toby/">Brian Toby</a> (<a href="mailto:brian.toby@nist.gov">Brian.Toby@NIST.GOV</a>)
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