- Fixed bug introduced in Version 7.1.1: Possible data corruption in the results file (*.prp) when using QEOS option.
- New, more robust activation procedure has been implemented. Activation daemons are no longer required. Affected users will receive new activation codes.
- There is an improved model for computing line strengths and determining if a bound-bound transition needs be included in a calculation. Line strengths are now based on the relative fractions of each atomic species in order to prevent potential problems for mixtures.
- New fitting formula for Stark line widths is used for elements with atomic number from Z = 21 to 32.
- Several improvements have been made to graphics:
- The quality of text rendered in various plot windows has been improved. This in particular affects Mac and Linux platforms.
- Legends and colorbars are now resizable.
- The ability to reset legends and colorbars to their default position is now available in contour plots and line plots. To reset the position, select the Graph | Reset Legend Position menu item of that plot window.
- Exporting images: Images from any of the graphics windows can now be exported with a user-specified number of pixels.
- Windows affected include:
- EOS and Opacity Viewer
- Frequency Dependent Opacity Viewer
- Options for the exported image size include:
- Original size
- Specifying a custom number of pixels for either width or height (the aspect ratio remains fixed)
- Percentage of original width and height.
- The aspect ratio is held fixed (same as that shown in the displayed window).
- Number of pixels: The buffer size, which limits the maximum number of pixels in the exported image, is system-dependent. In test cases on a Windows 7 PC, the largest image produced was ~ 20,000 x 12,000 pixels (which is ~ 10 to 20 times larger than images previously exported).
- Bug fixes:
- Previously, the species fractions for individual isotopes were used to calculate occupation probabilities. This has been updated so that the fractions for different isotopes of the same atom are summed before being used.