RP and Eleanor are almost ready to commit to uploading a beta version of THERMOCALC 3.50. This is not all good news for users, since it requires its own axfile format, containing more information and stricter syntax. Nevertheless we’re delighted with it, since, among other things (lots of things under the hood), it features:
- fully transparent x-eos descriptions in the -it file (i.e. sufficient to implement the x-eos elsewhere)
- new csv format output for more flexible plotting
- avT reinstated; both avP and avT now select reactions for their small uncertainties rather than their linearity (had anyone noticed avT was missing?!)
- more controllable and extensive output from dogmin calcs, dataset extraction mode, and multiple-reaction thermobarometry.
Many users may never have had a copy of version 3.46 or 3.47, so may not yet have discovered the -ic output file. In here, THERMOCALC prints full details of the calculation, including compositional/structural information in terms of molar oxides and site fractions, and numerous thermodynamic variables. What other/different output should we have?