Mantid 6.0.0 Release Notes

We are proud to announce version 6.0.0 of Mantid.

This is the first release only featuring MantidWorkbench

The last release of MantidPlot was version 5.1.1.

This release welcomes some minor features to make Workbench feature complete, including migrating the Step Scan interface and allowing control of InstrumentViewer from Python.

Other highlights include:

  • ISIS Reflectometry allows runs to be excluded or annotated

  • Further plot settings, including tick customisation and axis autoscaling

  • Upgraded support for ILL instruments D1B, D2B, D20 and IN16B

  • Several improvements to SliceViewer and diffraction fitting, including the reliability of BackToBackExponential

  • Muon and Frequency Domain Analysis support multiple runs with the co-add option

These are just some of the many improvements in this release, so please take a look at the release notes, which are filled with details of the important changes and improvements in many areas. The development team has put a great effort into making all of these improvements within Mantid, and we would like to thank all of our beta testers for their time and effort helping us to make this another reliable version of Mantid.

Throughout the Mantid project we put a lot of effort into ensuring Mantid is a robust and reliable product. Thank you to everyone that has reported any issues to us. Please keep on reporting any problems you have, or crashes that occur on our forum.

Installation packages can be found on our download page which now links to sourceforge to mirror our download files around the world, you can also access the source code on GitHub release page.


Please cite any usage of Mantid as follows:

  • Mantid 6.0.0: Manipulation and Analysis Toolkit for Instrument Data.; Mantid Project. doi: 10.5286/SOFTWARE/MANTID6.0

  • Arnold, O. et al. Mantid-Data Analysis and Visualization Package for Neutron Scattering and mu-SR Experiments. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 764 (2014): 156-166 doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2014.07.029 (download bibtex)


Full Change Listings

For a full list of all issues addressed during this release please see the GitHub milestone.