7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
BASACF solves the same problem as STAY'SL, but on a different theoretical basis, and employs a different numerical algorithm. Compared to STAY'SL it is equipped with additional features: utilization of SAND II type spectrum and cross section libraries, two more methods for generation of covariance matrices, normalisation of the apriori flux and output of the adjusted cross sections and their covariance matrix. These advantages call for larger requirements in memory and computing time in comparison with STAY'SL. The tests do not show any difference of results between these programs.
The main program is a framework of many subroutines and can be easily tailored to a special problem (adjustment of dosimetry cross sections, special prints etc.). Especially the subroutine which provides all apriori data can be replaced by user written one in case that a different format is used for the apriori data.