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List #list Command

#list is a new feature in v6. It's super-useful for running multiple refinements on different data sets or running multiple models against a single data set. Some things you can do are below. There are lots more!

Typical syntax is:

num_runs 5
#list pa_val  {
prm pa = pa_val(Run_Number);

By default the results aren't written to the INP file. This can be changed with the lines below, where inp_filename.inp is the name of your INP file. Note that out_file uses a “string equation”. The “Backup_INP” macro creates a backup of your input file. This is useful as if you mess up with #list you can write a blank .inp file (essentially deleting your .inp).

out_file ="inp_filename.inp";

If you step through a set of pa values and fit the data with each value Topas won't save the “best answer” by default. This can be changed with a simple macro:

macro Save_Best
                #if (Run_Number == 0)
                                prm Best_Rwp_ = 9999;
                                prm Best_Rwp_ = #include Best_Rwp_.txt;
                out Best_Rwp_.txt Out(If(Get(r_wp) < Best_Rwp_, Get(r_wp), Best_Rwp_))
                out_file = If(Get(r_wp) < Best_Rwp_, Concat(String(INP_File), ".OUT"), "");

You can easily automate refinements using the #list command and string equations. Just give the filenames in the #list command and use something like “xdd filename(Run_Number)”. You can add experimental information like time/temperature/etc in the #list command.

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