CSD compatibility

Please check the online version of this page: https://gphl.gitlab.io/grade2_docs/csd_compatibility.html before updating your CSD installation. The online page is updated when new CSD releases are made.

Grade2 obtains data from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) using the CSD Python API and you must have an CSD installation to use Grade2. Because the CSD and BUSTER installations are separate incompatibilities can arise. This page shows which recent releases of the two packages work together. Releases made in the past year are listed.

Please note that the CSD update procedure is to our knowledge irreversible and you can only download the latest version. So if you update the code to an incompatible version and there is a problem you may well be stuck.

Linux

Under Linux, to date Grade2 works well with all versions/updates of CSD tested:

Linux Grade2/CSD Compatibility

Grade2 version (date)

CSD Version (release date)

Work together?

1.3.0 (27 October 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

1.2.0 (31 March 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

1.1.0 (01 February 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

MacOS

MacOS Grade2/CSD Compatibility

Grade2 version (date)

CSD Version (release date)

Work together?

1.3.0 (27 October 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

1.2.0 (31 March 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

1.1.0 (01 February 2022)

CSD 2022.2 (July 2022)

Yes

CSD 2022.1 (March 2022)

Yes

CSD 2021.3 (December 2021)

Yes

We have found problems using recent CSD releases on macOS 10.15 when it is installed on a NFS disk. There was no problem when CSD installed on a local disk. The issues may be restricted to the local machine/disk configuration.

(Page updated 23 November 2022 following BUSTER release 20221121)