XMapTools_2.4.2 (20-09-2017)

This XMapTools 2.4.1 update is strongly recommended for all users as it fixes an issue with the new XMapTools menu introduced in XMapTools 2.4.1.

XMapTools_2.4.1 (28-08-2017)

This XMapTools 2.4.1 update is strongly recommended for all users and contains several new features as well as improvements to stability and compatibility. This update:

  • Provide an advanced standardization method with a new graphical user interface module
  • Provide a new module for time-dependent intensity drift correction (IDC)
  • Provide a new external function to generate maps of Mean-Atomic-Number
  • Provide a new external function to compute maps of structural formulas for antigorite
  • Improve the detection of errors of the function used to load the file Standards.txt
  • Improve the TOPO-related correction to avoid negative pixel values
  • Improve the positioning of XMapTools GUI by adding a function that align any additional module to the position of the main window
  • Improve the function to select/unselect the spot analyses used as internal standards

Other changes:

  • Resolve an issue with the function used to transfer maps from the Xray workspace to Quanti
  • Resolve an issue with the tool to display live coordinates in the workspace Quanti and Results (VER_804)
  • Resolve an issue with the use of oxide concentration maps exported from CAMECA microprobes
  • Resolve an issue with the display XMapTools’ logo
  • Resolve small issues with the function generate a density map that appeared when user pressed cancel
  • Resolve an issue with the result plot from the external function (P-T spot mode)
  • Resolve an issue with the closing function of some external modules
  • Correct the external function ThermoFctChlBourdelle.m
  • Add several elements and isotopes to the default file Xmap_Default.txt
  • Add several equations to the default file Xmpa_Variables.txt; Mathematical symbols should not be used in the variable name
  • Additional bug fixes

User-guide version 2.4:

  • The function descriptions have bee updated, including the description of the new modules
  • The first tutorial “electron microprobe X-ray maps processing” has been expended and includes the instructions to apply the advanced standardisation procedure

XMapTools_2.3.1 (30-08-2016)

This XMapTools 2.3.1 update is strongly recommended for all users and contains new features together with improvements to stability and compatibility. This update:

  • Add an engine to incorporate XMapTools add-ons in the main GUI. For example XThermoTools, an add-on for thermodynamic modelling will be available in the futur.
  • Improve the import function (automatic indexation; introduce map types; load vector map) and provide a new module: the Import Tool (background correction; rotation; scaling). This new function allows importing LA-ICP-MS maps.
  • Provide a module to plot RGB images (XMTModRGB)
  • Provide a module to generate spider diagrams from maps (XMTModSpider)
  • Provide a function to explore the variations in local compositions within a domain
  • Provide a function to export mask files generated in XMapTools and to save them as *.txt file
  • Incorporate a new type of external function (5) to calculate density (chlorite, cpx and garnet – work in progress)
  • Provide a new function Transfert2Result in Quanti workspace (external functions module)
  • Provide a new function in the workspace Results to generate and plot relative variation maps to a reference pixel
  • Improve the function to export the bulk composition from any domain with uncertainty
  • Provide a ‘multi map mode’ for the sampling function: line

Other changes:

  • Resolve an issue where Density data are not provided in Classification.txt
  • Resolve an issue with the manual standardization where negative values are selected
  • Resolve an issue in the external function StructFctGarnetFe3
  • Resolve an issue with colorbars in MATLAB 2016a.
  • Improve the function to calculate new variables in Results
  • Improve the setup routine, which automatically generates the two directories /UserFiles and /Addons
  • Improve the compatibility with XThermoTools (future add-on)
  • Additional bug fixes

XMapTools_2.2.1 (15-11-2015)

Many any useful tools are included, such as new exporting functions and a way to extrapolate 2D compositions into 3D and a density correction to calculate local compositions.

  • New function to export mean phase composition and standard deviation from
    an area + structural formula with Monte-Carlo simulation
  • New function to extrapolate 2D compositions into 3D using ellipses and ellipsoids
  • New functions to delete a domain of a standardized map
  • New function to generate a density map
  • New function to generate y density-corrected standardized map
  • New function to duplicate a Quanti file
  • New external function: StrcutFormNepheline.m
  • Improved the setup program
  • Resolved troubles with the setup program
  • Fixed an issue that crash the program during update check (network not connected to internet)
  • Fixed crash of Chem2D on MATLAB 2015a
  • Fixed issue that made the diary not work
  • Fixed an issue with end-member proportions calculation on biotite

XMapTools_2.1.7 (30-06-2015)

First public version of XMapTools 2. The following new features have been introduced:

  • New Graphic User Interface fully compatible with the new MATLAB© graphic engine
  • New corrections: Border-removing correction (BRC); Topo-related correction (TRC); Map position correction (MPC); Standard position correction (SPC); Intensity drift correction (IDC)
  • New starting options such as open (>> XMapTools open ProjectName)
  • New manual classification method: the masks generated with the chemical modules may be imported and merged in the main program in order to create a new mask file
  • Major update of the sampling functions, including a new sampling mode: integrated lines
  • Chem2D and TriPlot3D are available in all the workspaces (X-ray, Quanti, Results)
  • New function to test the positions of the spot analyses and the X-ray maps
  • A scale bar and the date have been added to the exported map
  • New user settings window and options
  • New histogram mode
  • The size of the main figure may be changed (three sizes are available)
  • More than twenty minor bugs have been fixed

XMapTools_2.1.4 (01-06-2015)

Private version . XMapTools 2 gold master used to introduce the new program during workshop PETROCHRO-2015

XMapTools_2.1.1 (10-06-2014)

Private version used to implement the new interface and the new features of XMapTools 2

XMapTools_1.6.5 (27-12-2013)

Public release. New functions available to compute variables from output of results. The classification function can read external files reporting the coordinates of the initial pixels compositions used by the k-means function. New external functions: NThermoGC-pRavna2000Fe3, ThermoFctBioHenry, and structural formulas of epidote, allanite, staurolite and olivine. Fixed bugs and updated GUI button names

XMapTools_1.6.4 (12-08-2013)

Public release. The function that read and execute external functions has been updated. The ‘P, T and P-T / spot mode (3)’ functions have been updated accordingly. Update of the external function StructFctBiotite with new end-members. New structural formulas functions: Cordierite and Mg-Fe Spinel. Fixed bugs in the standardization function and the bulk composition estimates

XMapTools_1.6.3 (18-07-2013)

Public release. Fixed bug in the rotate function

XMapTools_1.6.2 – (17-07-2013)

Public release. XMapTools_Launcher (download / setup / auto-updates); Zoom tool; new function rotate; std can be selected / deselected; New functions; New GUI XMapTools info functions; New function to test the standardization. This version doesn’t require any MATLAB© Toolbox

XMapTools_1.6.1 – (07-01-2013)

Public release. New tool: Panel; new options

XMapTools_1.5.4 – (01-11-2012)

Beta release of XMapTools 1.6.1 tested during the short course Bern 2012. Private release. This version must be updated

XMapTools_1.5.2 – (17-09-2012)

This release does not require the MATLAB© “statistic toolbox”

XMapTools_1.5.1 – (03-09-12)

First public release. New button for filtering. Warning: requires the MATLAB© Statistic Toolbox

XMapTools_1.4.3 – Forsterite formation (french)

Version utilisée pour la formation forstérite. Attention, cette version doit être mise à jour afin de bénéficier de toutes les fonctionnalitées de MATLAB© V1.5