Close This Window

Please download official ILL logos here


For using on the web or on a screenFor printing in high resolutionWhite version, for dark backgrounds

Download PNG

Download AI

Download white PNG

Download JPG


Download white AI

The Rafin suite

The Computing for Science (CS) group supports ILL scientists, students and visitors in a number of activities including data analysis, instrument simulation and sample simulation.

Back to ILL Homepage
English French Deutsch 

All Software

Rafin - RafNB - RafD19 - RafDB

Programs for the refinement of the:
- [UB] matrix
- wavelength
- cell parameters
- instrument zero shifts
in a single crystal diffraction experiment


This program suite is still in use on many ILL's instruments and in many other neutron or synchrotron facilities.

While I am no longer in this business, people still often ask me for manuals of the programs and even for the original FORTRAN code (PDP11 and VAX). Thus I retrieved the files from old magnetic tapes and converted them from the outdated WriteNow format to PDF. Yes I still have a Mac OS 9 computer able to run WriteNow!
Just for the fun, I started to convert the code from Fortran 77 to Fortran 90. I give here both the old code, the new one and applications compiled for Mac OS X (universal binary).

Download the manual (PDF file) from HERE (4.8 Mb)

Download the VAX/VMS Fortran sources from HERE

Download Rafin for Mac OS X v1 (universal binary, 0.5Mb) from HERE

Download Rafnb for Mac OS X v1  <-- not yet available

Download RafD19 for Mac OS X v1  <-- not yet available

Download RafDB for Mac OS X v1  <-- not yet available


- A. Filhol (1987) ILL Technical Report, 87FI19T.

Last update: 18 Nov 08, A. Filhol <filhol(at)>

To top