relax 3.1.6

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Release type Major feature and bugfix
Release date 28 February 2014

The PDF version of the relax 3.1.6 user manual The relax 3.1.6 user manual


This is a major feature and bugfix release. A comprehensive tutorial has been added to the relaxation dispersion chapter of the manual which shows, step-by-step, the dispersion analysis in the GUI using screenshots. Other changes include improved PDB chain ID support, a new mode for running a relax script and then entering the prompt UI mode, multiple file reading by the spectrum.read_intensities user function, and improvements to the relaxation dispersion analysis. A number of major bugs in the dispersion analysis concerning different relaxation delay times for different experiments and for improved handling of the offset have also been fixed. A number of important GUI bugs have also been fixed. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version of relax.


The new relax versions can be downloaded from If binary distributions are not yet available for your platform and you manage to compile the binary modules, please consider contributing these to the relax project (described in section 3.6 of the relax manual,


Version 3.1.6
(28 February 2014, from /trunk)


  • Full support for PDB chain IDs in the internal structural object.
  • Improvements for the devel_scripts/ for finding all installed Python versions and modules. Individual modules can now be specified on the command line.
  • The pedantic command line option -p, --pedantic has been renamed to -e, --escalate.
  • The new prompt command line option -p, --prompt causes the relax prompt mode to launch after running a script to allow relax to be inspected interactively.
  • Better organisation of the relax command line options into groups, as shown by running 'relax -h'.
  • A tutorial for using the relaxation dispersion analysis in the GUI has been added to the manual. This includes step-by-step instructions with many screenshots.
  • Improvements to the manual including better and consistent line breaking for the GUI menu item text, user functions, file and directory paths, and Python module paths.
  • The spectrum.read_intensities user function can now load multiple files simultaneously, allowing for simplified use in the GUI.
  • Addition of a new GUI window element for loading multiple files.
  • Improvements to the sequence data input GUI window including the item count being displayed and a 'Delete' button to remove the last element.
  • Improvement for the relaxation dispersion auto-analysis - the names of the automatically created data pipes are now unique by appending the name of the data pipe bundle to the end. This allows multiple dispersion auto-analyses to exist simultaneously in the GUI or within one relax state file.
  • The relaxation dispersion analysis now handles deselected spins.
  • Improved colour coding of relax log messages in the relax manual.
  • The relaxation dispersion auto-analysis now creates the chi2.out text file. This is for more easily comparing the chi-squared values between analyses.




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