Release Notes

v2.2.0 - August 2, 2021

  • FEATURE: Default search algorithm now version-controlled and ship alongside code. Users can override the default algorithm if they need to.

  • FEATURE: Hidden database-batch-size and cpu-pool-size settings added - power users can access and change in settings files.

  • ENHANCEMENT: Speed improvements (5-10 times processing speed increase).

  • REFACTOR/FIX: synonym match break now removed by default so a location now gets matched against all catalogues regardless of whether or not a synonym match is initially found (e.g. right on top of a catalogued star). Resolves edge cases where true SNe are mis-classified as VS as they are located just too close to a stellar source, or galaxy source mis-identified as stellar in one catalogue but correctly as galaxy in another.

  • FIX: some URLs to NED objects, found in the human readable Sherlock annotations, that were not resolving now do.

v2.1.8 - April 16, 2021#bugFixFriday

  • REFACTOR: catalogue quality weights now used within the merged source sets to sort the data. This fixed some mis-matched annotation issues.

  • REFACTOR: updating db connection settings to use QUB jumpbox.

  • REFACTOR/FIX Reduced associated source merging radius from 3 arcsec to 1 arcsec (1/9th of the original matching area). This seems to correct many of the cases in which 2 or more distinct catalogued sources were getting merged/blended into one association. This resulted in in-correct classification prediction and wrongly associated distances.

  • FIXED: annotation mismatches. If transient is classified as a SN then the underlying sources is identified as a galaxy in the annotation.

v2.1.7 - September 29, 2020

  • FIXED: lite version introduced a couple of small bugs. Fixed.

v2.1.6 - September 7, 2020

  • ENHANCEMENT: transient human-readable annotations added to the classifications dictionary return of the transient_classifier.classify() method.

  • ENHANCEMENT: a lite parameter has been added to the Sherlock transient_classifier object. When set to True only top-ranked crossmatches are returned with a limited column set.

  • ENHANCEMENT: snapshot annotation is now added into the classification dictionary return. The classification dictionary is now {'MyTransientId01': ['Type', 'Annotation'], 'MyTransientId02': ['Type', 'Annotation'],}

  • REFACTOR: small change to query that writes NED source magnitudes that vastly improves speed

  • FIXED: small issue where a missing error in photoz was causing annotations to not complete

v2.1.5 - June 22, 2020

  • refactor: tunnel changes due to new jump box installation at QUB

  • fixed: some NED galaxies not reported if redshift does not exist but a semi-major axis is given

v2.1.4 - June 18, 2020

  • fixed: an empty crossmatch set could cause a transient database update when not required

v2.1.3 - June 5, 2020

  • refactor: stop sherlock checking for transient database triggers if running in non-update mode

  • fixed: another sdss photoz issue where photoz ranking about specz

v2.1.2 - May 24, 2020

  • fixed: merged result parameters are now merged correctly

v2.1.1 - May 21, 2020

  • fixed: fixes to cl utils

v2.1.0 - May 20, 2020

  • Now compatible with Python 3.*