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Errors

This section documents warnings and errors generated by this task (if any). Note that warnings and errors can also be generated in the SAS infrastructure libraries, in which case they would not be documented here. Refer to the index of all errors and warnings available in the HTML version of the SAS documentation.

- noTimedelKeyworderror 
 The Keyword TIMEDEL should be present in the input file
 
- badBinWidtherror 
 The bin width should be more than 1 in the input file
 
Different number of rows in columns RATE, ERROR, BACKV and BACKEerror 
 The number of rows in each column of the input file should be identical
 
- noDataInTimeSerieserror 
 data set empty
 
- noClobbererror 
 SAS_CLOBBER is set to 0 so the existing file can not be overwritten
 
- badPgplotDeviceerror 
 Invalid DEFAULT device and/or output file
 
- allNetRateAreNullerror 
 After rebinning, all the net rate values were found to be nulls
 
- allBkgRatesNullerror 
 After rebinning, all the background rate values were found to be nulls
 
- allRateValuesAreNullerror 
 All the data points have null or negative values
 
- allTsValuesAreNullerror 
 All the data points have null or negative values
 
- negativeRawSourceCountserror 
 The raw count rates are negative and should not be.
 
- negativeSourceErrorerror 
 The count rates are negative and should not be.
 
- negativeBackgroundRateerror 
 The background count rates are negative and should not be.
 
- negativeBackgroundErrorerror 
 The background error rates are negative and should not be.
 
- bothGtiAndFlareerror 
 Can only plot either GTI set or flare set, not both
 
- badOffsetUniterror 
 The value of –ounits was not recognized.
 
- badOffsetStyleerror 
 The value of –offsetstyle was not recognized.
 
- noContentKeywordwarning 
 
corrective action: CONTENT keyword should be present in the input file header
 
- fileWillBeClobberedwarning 
 
corrective action: Existing file output file will be overwritten
 
CONTENT parameter for input file is ....warning 
 
corrective action: The CONTENT parameter is not `'EPIC SOURCE TIMESERIES' as expected
 
- noKeywordwarning 
 
corrective action: This HDUCLASS keyword is missing from the FITS header
 
- badKeywordwarning 
 
corrective action: This HDUCLASS keyword is incorrect the FITS header
 
Exposure time less than 0warning 
 
corrective action: The exposure time should be positive
 
Count rate negativewarning 
 
corrective action: Count rate must be positive
 
Count rate errors negativewarning 
 
corrective action: Count rate errors must be positive
 
- allBackvValuesAreNullwarning 
 
corrective action: All of the BACKV values in the time series seem to be nulls or NaNs.
 
Binning_Factor must be positive, set to default value : 1warning 
 
corrective action: Binning_Factor is negative and should be positive, default value of 1 chosen
 
- rebinningSchemeAlteredwarning 
 
corrective action: Increase binsize value until the number of points to plot is lower than 512 [1]
 
- noTstartKeywordwarning 
 
corrective action: TSTART keyword should be present in header of GTI file
 
- noTstopKeywordwarning 
 
corrective action: TSTOP keyword should be present in header of GTI file
 
- badPgplotDevicewarning 
 
corrective action: The device type and output file are invalid
 
- newPgplotDevicewarning 
 
corrective action: The device type and output file are set to the defaults.
 
- checkOffsetUnitwarning 
 
corrective action: Time unit chosen is not seconds or days, so choosing default secs
 
- backgroundNotSubtractedwarning 
 
corrective action: This indicates that the net lightcurve plotted is calculated from the counts minus the background
 
- getXmmDate13warning 
 
corrective action: The DATE-OBS keyword is not in a suitable format
 
- badLabelsLowerTimewarning 
 
corrective action: The time (minus offset) at the left-hand edge of the plot is smaller than -2.0e8 in the chosen units. Unfortunately the plotting subroutine does not handle well values in this range. For the time being (until we fix this behaviour), if you want sensible numbers printed, you will have to use a different offset value, such that the start time becomes greater than -2.0e8
 
- badLabelsUpperTimewarning 
 
corrective action: The time (minus offset) at the right-hand edge of the plot is larger than 2.0e8 in the chosen units. Unfortunately the plotting subroutine does not handle well values in this range. For the time being (until we fix this behaviour), if you want sensible numbers printed, you will have to use a different offset value, such that the start time becomes smaller than 2.0e8
 

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30