Mantid 6.2.0 Release Notes


We are proud to announce version 6.2.0 of Mantid.

This release sees many new algorithms added or improved to extend the functionality of Mantid for users. In addition to this there are some significant new features including:-

  • Superplot, a new widget that facilitates over-plotting and data comparison for a large number of workspaces.
  • The ablity to plot CSGObjects as Sample shapes and merge shapes for greater complexity.
  • In MSlice you can now enable powder (Bragg) peaks on cut plots.
  • Maxent Dual Plotting for Frequency Domain Analysis allowing raw and reconstructed data to be plotted together along with the frequency domain data.
  • A new widget and workspace plugin, the Workspace Calculator. This allows users to quickly perform binary operations on selected workspace pairs, optionally with scaling.

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 6.2.0: Manipulation and Analysis Toolkit for Instrument Data.; Mantid Project. doi: 10.5286/SOFTWARE/MANTID6.2
  • 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.