Before you attempt to use MKCLASS, you may first wish to download and install
the program XCLASS, which is a manual spectral classification program which
uses the same standard spectrum libraries as MKCLASS. See below for
documentation and source code for XCLASS.
v1.07: Sept 10, 2015. General improvement of the quality of spectral types
from B -- M, including improved recognition of carbon stars, Wolf Rayet stars,
white dwarfs and other non-MK types. Improved classification of chemically
peculiar stars. This is the version used to classify LAMOST spectra in the
Kepler field (submitted).
v1.05: July 14, 2014. Upgraded quality evaluation of late-K and M-type stars.
v1.04: July 9, 2014. Improvements in the determination of the metallicity
type of A and F-type stars.
v1.03: June 29, 2014. Introduced improvements in the identification of
emission-line stars, and in the luminosity classification of mid A-type stars.
Also introduced the use of an environment variable to take care of a
non-standard location for the mklib standards libraries.
v1.02: Improved the classification of metal-weak A-type stars.
v1.01: Original distribution