Tables for
Volume F
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Edited by M. G. Rossmann and E. Arnold

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. F, ch. 11.4, p. 231   | 1 | 2 |

Section Refinement and calibration

Z. Otwinowskia* and W. Minorb

aUT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-9038, USA, and bDepartment of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Correspondence e-mail: Refinement and calibration

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Both the refinement and calibration procedures determine the properties of the instrument. The principal difference between refinement and calibration is that calibration is performed with data obtained outside the current diffraction experiment, and refinement uses data obtained during the current diffraction experiment. DENZO performs both refinement and calibration, and in some cases the difference between calibration and refinement is a question of semantics, as the refined data from one experiment can be used as a reference for another experiment, or even as a reference for a subsequent refinement cycle or for another part of the same experiment.

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