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### 1.2.8.1 Release Notes (2019-03-06) 
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#### Deprecated and defunct

- The <code>Qobs</code> argument is now deprecated in <code>CreateRunOptions()</code> and has been renamed <code>obs</code>.

- The <code>FUN_CRIT</code> argument is now deprecated in <code>ErrorCrit()</code>. This function now get this information from the <code>InputsCrit</code> argument.

- The <code>FUN_CRIT</code> argument is now deprecated in <code>Calibration_Michel()</code>. This function now get this information from the <code>InputsCrit</code> argument.

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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now can prepare an <code>InputsCrit</code> object in order to compute a single criterion (<code>Single</code> class), multiple criteria (<code>Multi</code> class) with the <code>ErrorCrit()</code> function. So it is now possible to set the following arguments as atomic (as before) or as list: <code>FUN_CRIT</code>, <code>obs</code>, <code>BoolCrit</code>, <code>transfo</code>, <code>weights</code>. If the list format is chosen, all the lists must have the same length.
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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now presents a <code>varObs</code> argument in order to prepare an <code>InputsCrit</code> object in order run a criterion on other variable than observed discharges with the <code>ErrorCrit()</code> function (e.g. SCA, SWE).
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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now presents a <code>weights</code> argument in order to prepare an <code>InputsCrit</code> object in order to compute a composite criterion (<code>Compo</code> class) with <code>ErrorCrit()</code> or <code>Calibration_Michel()</code>.
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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now presents a <code>warnings</code> argument to replace the verbose action (the <code>verbose</code> argument is keep to print messages).

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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now  returns a <code>idLayer</code> element to indicate which layer to use for SCA or SWE aggregation.

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- <code>CreateRunOptions()</code> now presents a <code>warnings</code> argument to replace the verbose action (the <code>verbose</code> argument is keep to print messages).
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- <code>Calibration()</code> function now returns an error message if <code>FUN_CALIB</code> is not a function

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#### Major user-visible changes

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- <code>ErrorCrit_&#42;()</code> functions now return an error message if the <code>InputsCrit</code> object is of class <code>Multi</code> or <code>Compo</code>.
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- <code>ErrorCrit()</code> function can now run on a multiple or a composite <code>InputsCrit</code>. It returns a list of <code>InputsCrit</code>.

- <code>ErrorCrit()</code> and <code>ErrorCrit_&#42;()</code> functions can now run on Q, SCA or SWE.
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- <code>Calibration_Michel()</code> function can now run on a composite <code>InputsCrit</code>. It returns a composite value of error and the list of <code>InputsCrit</code> used to calculate this composite criterion.

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- Model diagrams added in documentations of <code>RunModel_GR4J()</code>, <code>RunModel_GR5J()</code> and <code>RunModel_GR6J()</code> functions.

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#### Minor user-visible changes

- <code>ErrorCrit_&#42;()</code> functions now return objects of class <code>ErrorCrit</code> and <code>NSE</code>, <code>KGE</code>, <code>KGE2</code> or <code>RMSE</code>.
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- <code>.FortranOutputs()</code> private function added to manage Fortran outputs.

- Outputs of frun_GR2M Fortran subroutine were reordered.
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- <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_Valery()</code> now returns named elements of lists relative to elevation layer 

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### 1.0.15.2 Release Notes (2018-10-10) 
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#### Bug fixes

- Fixed bug in <code>CreateRunOptions()</code>. The function now accounts correctly for leap years when no warm-up period is defined.

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#### Minor user-visible changes

- <code>CreateRunOptions()</code> was cleant, with no effect on its outputs.

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#### CRAN-compatibility updates

- The <code>Vignette_Param.</code> datasets moved to the inst directory. It contains different objects needed for param_optim and param_mcmc vignettes.

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- The <code>LatRad</code> argument is now deprecated in <code>PEdaily_Oudin()</code> and replaced by the <code>Lat</code> argument.

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- The unused <code>Ind_zeroes</code> argument of the <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> function is now deprecated.

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- <code>PEdaily_Oudin()</code> now presents a <code>LatUnit</code> argument which allows to choose the unit of the latitude (radians and degrees).
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- <code>Calibration_Michel()</code> is now faster during the grid-screening step when a parameter is set using <code>FixedParam</code> in <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code>.

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- <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> now returns an error when all the parameters are set in the <code>FixedParam</code> argument and a warning message when all the parameters are free (NA) in the <code>FixedParam</code> argument.
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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now returns a warning message in the following case: there are zeroes values in <code>Qobs</code>, <code>epsilon = NULL</code> and <code>transfo = log</code> or <code>inv</code>.
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- <code>ErrorCrit_&#42;()</code> functions now return a warning message in the following case: there are zeroes values in <code>Qobs</code> or <code>Qsim</code>, <code>epsilon = NULL</code> and <code>transfo = log</code> or <code>inv</code>.
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- Several functions of the package were cleant or slightly modified, with no effect on their outputs.

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- ORCID numbers are now joined to the names of the authors of the package.
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#### CRAN-compatibility updates

- Function name changed in a vignettes to avoid error during the check on Debian distribution

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- As recomanded by CRAN managers, the NEWS file is now at the text format and is no more just a link to the airGR Website

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- Added the <code>Vignette_Param.</code> datasets in order to reduce runtime during the re-building of vignettes. It contains different objects needed for param_optim and param_mcmc vignettes.

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### 1.0.10.11 Release Notes (2018-06-29) 
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- Fixed bug in <code>RunModel_GR2M()</code>. The function now returns the total precipitation (P) instead of the net rainfall (P1).
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- <code>RunModel_GR2M()</code> now returns more explicit precipitation outputs names.
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- <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> now returns a warning message when the KGE (or KGE') is used with a log transformation on flows.
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- The article reference is corrected.


#### Minor user-visible changes

- The documentation and help of several functions were improved.

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### 1.0.9.64 Release Notes (2017-11-10) 
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#### New features

- An article describing the airGR package has been published. Its reference has been added and will be displayed with <code>citation("airGR")</code>. 

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- Added <code>CreateIniStates()</code> function in order to help user to format the <code>IniStates</code> argument for <code>CreateRunOptions()</code>.
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- Fixed bug in <code>RunModel_GR4H()</code>: in <code>frun_GR4H</code> Fortran subroutine, <code>St(2)</code> is now set to 0 (instead of <code>St(1)</code>) when <code>St(2) < 0</code>. 
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- Fixed bug in <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> for the regime plot when the period is less than 1 year.

- Fixed bug in <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> when there is no common data to plot the cumulative frequency or the correlation QQ.

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- The <code>RunSnowModule</code> argument is now deprecated in <code>CreateRunOptions()</code>.


#### Major user-visible changes

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- <code>RunModel_GR4J()</code>, <code>RunModel_GR5J()</code> and <code>RunModel_GR6J()</code> (and <code>CemaNeige_GR&#42;J()</code>) now return Ps, Pn and actual exchanges. See the model Fortran codes for more details about the calculation of these variables.
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- <code>CreateInputsModel()</code> now returns an error when <code>DatesR</code> contains duplicated values.

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- <code>RunModel_GR5J</code> now returns <code>StateEnd</code> in the same order as the other models.
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#### Minor user-visible changes

- <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> now returns a warning message when the length of Qobs is different from the length of Qsim. 

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- The commands <code>?L0123001</code>, <code>?L0123002</code> and <code>?L0123003</code> now return the documentation page related to <code>BasinObs</code>.

- Many functions of the package were cleant or slightly modified, with no effect on their outputs. 

- The documentation and help of several functions were improved.


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- "airGR.c" file registers native routines.

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#### Bug fixes

- Fixed bug in <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_Valery()</code>. The elevation gradients for air temperature returned by <code>CreateInputsModel()</code> are improved.


#### User-visible changes

- <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_Valery()</code> has been improved. <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_Valery()</code> now runs faster (and by consequence <code>CreateInputsModel()</code> too, when CemaNeige is used).

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### 1.0.4 Release Notes (2017-01-18) 

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- <code>RunModel_CemaNeige()</code>, <code>RunModel_CemaNeigeGR4J()</code>, <code>RunModel_CemaNeigeGR5J()</code> and <code>RunModel_CemaNeigeGR6J()</code> now return air temperature for each elevation layer. 


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- S3 plot method defined for <code>OutputsModel</code> objects. It means that the <code>plot_OutputsModel()</code> function is deprecated and his use has been replaced by the use of <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> or <code>plot()</code>.

- In <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> the <code>PlotChoice</code> argument is deprecated and has been renamed <code>which</code>.


#### User-visible changes

- <code>plot.OutputsModel()</code> displays air temperature time series for each layer when <code>CemaNeige</code> is used (argument <code>which = "Temp"</code> or <code>"all"</code>).

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### 1.0.3 Release Notes (2016-12-09) 

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- <code>ErrorCrit_&#42;()</code> functions gain a <code>warnings</code> argument to replace the verbose action and the <code>verbose</code> argument now prints the criterion value(s).
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#### Bug fixes

- Fixed bug in <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> when <code>StartParamList</code> or <code>StartParamDistrib</code> arguments are used.


#### User-visible changes

- <code>CreateInputsModel()</code> now returns an error if <code>NLayers <= 0</code> when <code>CemaNeige</code> is used.

- <code>plot_OutputsModel()</code> now displays raw values on the y-axis when the discharge time series is represented with log scale (formerly, log values of discharges were displayed on the y-axis).


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### 1.0.2 Release Notes (2016-11-03) 


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- <code>SeriesAggreg()</code> gains a TimeLag argument that corresponds to a numeric value indicating a time lag (in seconds) for the time series aggregation (useful to aggregate hourly time series to the daily time step for instance).
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- A tutorial is available online on the following link: from http://webgr.irstea.fr/airGR.
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- The value <code>sort</code> for the <code>transfo</code> argument of <code>CreateInputsCrit()</code> was not taken into account. It is now fixed. 


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- <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> loses the OptimParam argument that was redundant with the <code>FixedParam</code> argument. The <code>Calibration_Michel()</code> was modified to take into account this change by using directly <code>FixedParam</code>, but this is transparent to the user. 

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- The <code>RunModel_GR6J()</code> and <code>RunModel_CemaNeigeGR6J()</code> models were modified back to versions previous to 1.0.1 to prevent from unwanted efficiency criteria deterioration related to the calibration with <code>Calibration_Michel()</code>. 
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 The actual model codes were not modified but the <code>TransfoParam_GR6J()</code> and <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> functions were modified regarding the X5 parameter. 
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- The <code>Calibration_HBAN()</code> and <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_HBAN()</code> functions have respectively been renamed as <code>Calibration_Michel()</code> and <code>DataAltiExtrapolation_Valery()</code> after the names of their creators.

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- The GR5J model has been modified: previously, two unit hydrographs were used, now only one is remaining.
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- The quantiles of the parameters have been recalculated with the new transformations (<code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> function). Since these quantiles constitute the starting point of the calibration algorithm, calibration results will be different.


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	- optimisation of the codes for fastening of computation;
	- simplification of the internal variables for easier reading and understanding.
	
- The list of the contributors and authors is now full.

- The references of the package has been updated; they are returned by the following R-command <code>citation("airGR")</code>.

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- Removal of an unnecessary warning when <code>IndPeriod_WarmUp = 0</code>.


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- New function <code>SeriesAggreg()</code> to easily aggreg timesteps.


#### Bug fixes

- Fixed bug in <code>ErrorCrit_RMSE()</code> which led to incorrect calibration (the criterion was maximised instead of minimised).


#### Major user-visible changes

- Update of the functions <code>CreateRunOptions()</code>, <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> and <code>plot_OutputsModel()</code> to handle the new models.

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- Improvement of the <code>plot_OutputsModel()</code> function to allow a selection among available plots.

- Minor update in <code>ErrorCrit_KGE()</code> and <code>ErrorCrit_KGE2()</code> to handle case when only one values in not NA.

- Update of the scripts in airGR-advanced-example to match the structures of the <code>BasinData</code> objects.

- Correction of formatting issue in airGR-advanced-example regarding the "List_HypsoData.txt" file.


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- New argument in many functions (<code>quiet = TRUE</code> or <code>FALSE</code>) to choose if the warnings should be suppressed or not.


#### Bug fixes

- Fixed bug in <code>CreateCalibOptions()</code> to handle models with only one parameter.

- Fixed bug in <code>Calibration_HBAN()</code>. The function was not working properly with models having only one parameter.


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- CemaNeige users must now specify one <code>MeanAnSolidPrecip</code> for each elevation layer. The <code>CreateRunOptions()</code> function is impacted.

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- Improved documentation.
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#### New features

- Additional functions for results plotting (the <code>{zoo}</code> package is required for some of them).

- Add multi-objective calibration using <code>nsga2()</code> (the <code>{mco}</code> package is required).

- The field Multiplier has been added in the ErrorCrit() outputs, to indicate whether the criterion is an error (to minimise) or and efficiency (to maximise).
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- RC11 bug correction: the automatic selection of the warm-up period was not working properly when no data was available from warm-up (i.e. when the user had set the run to start at the very first index).

- RC10 bug correction: the <code>CalibrationAlgo_HBAN()</code> function was not working in the very rare case when the diagonal search was activated and lead to a set outside the authorised range.

- RC9 bug correction: the <code>CalibrationAlgo_HBAN()</code> function was not working properly with models having only one parameter.

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- RC7 bug correction of the <code>ModelDefaultIniOptions()</code> function (the automatic selection of one year for warm-up was not handling properly missing data).

- RC6 correction of the help files (the description of CemaNeige parameters were inverted).

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#### Major user-visible changes

- The definition of the generic function is now made in a much simpler way (e.g. see <code>DefineFunctions_Model()</code> or <code>DefineFunctions_ErrorCrit()</code>).


#### Minor user-visible changes

- Code improvements to reduce the computation time.

- Clearer instructions for the adding and modification of a model.

- Improvements of the documentation.


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### 0.5.2 Release Notes (2014-02-05) 


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- The <code>SelectPer</code> arguments are replaced by <code>IndPeriod</code> to ease understanding.

- The <code>PE</code> arguments are replaced by <code>PotEvap()</code> to ease understanding.

- The <code>Fsol</code> arguments are replaced by <code>FracSolidPrecip</code> to ease understanding.


#### Major user-visible changes

- R 2.15 in not supported by default.

- The check that <code>SelectPer_Run()</code> is continuous is now made in the <code>CheckArg()</code> functions.

- Check of the model functioning time step.

- Name of the calibration criterion provided in <code>OutputsAlgo()</code>.


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#### Bug fixes

- Incorrect arguments in the call to <code>RunModelAndCrit</code> from <code>CalibrationAlgo_optim_stats</code> and <code>CalibrationAlgo_nlminb_stats</code>.

- <code>CalibrationAlgo_nlminb_stats</code> argument was wrongly defined in <code>DefineFunctions_CalibrationAlgo()</code> (<code>optim</code> instead of <code>nlminb</code>).

- Format checking for <code>RunOptions</code> was incorrectly made in <code>CheckArg()</code> function.