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Historically, R-factors were introduced by ... ???


Data quality indicators

In the following, all sums over hkl extend only over unique reflections with more than one observation!

  • Rsym and Rmerge : the formula for both is

[math]\displaystyle{ R = \frac{\sum_{hkl} \sum_{j} \vert I_{hkl,j}-\langle I_{hkl}\rangle\vert}{\sum_{hkl} \sum_{j}I_{hkl,j}} }[/math]

where [math]\displaystyle{ \langle I_{hkl}\rangle }[/math] is the average of symmetry- (or Friedel-) related observations of a unique reflection

  • Redundancy-independant version of the above:

[math]\displaystyle{ R_{meas} = \frac{\sum_{hkl} \sqrt \frac{n}{n-1} \sum_{j=1}^{n} \vert I_{hkl,j}-\langle I_{hkl}\rangle\vert}{\sum_{hkl} \sum_{j}I_{hkl,j}} }[/math]

  • measuring quality of averaged intensities/amplitudes:

for intensities use [math]\displaystyle{ R_{p.i.m} (or R_{mrgd-I}) = \frac{\sum_{hkl} \sqrt \frac{1}{n} \sum_{j=1}^{n} \vert I_{hkl,j}-\langle I_{hkl}\rangle\vert}{\sum_{hkl} \sum_{j}I_{hkl,j}} }[/math]

and similarly for amplitudes: [math]\displaystyle{ R_{mrgd-F} = \frac{\sum_{hkl} \sqrt \frac{1}{n} \sum_{j=1}^{n} \vert F_{hkl,j}-\langle F_{hkl}\rangle\vert}{\sum_{hkl} \sum_{j}F_{hkl,j}} }[/math]

Model quality indicators

  • R and Rfree : the formula for both is

[math]\displaystyle{ R=\frac{\sum_{hkl}\vert F_{hkl}^{obs}-F_{hkl}^{calc}\vert}{\sum_{hkl} F_{hkl}^{obs}} }[/math]

where [math]\displaystyle{ F_{hkl}^{obs} }[/math] and [math]\displaystyle{ F_{hkl}^{calc} }[/math] have to be scaled w.r.t. each other. R and Rfree differ in the set of reflections they are calculated from: R is calculated for the working set, whereas Rfree is calculated for the test set.

what do R-factors try to measure, and how to interpret their values?

  • relative deviation of

Data quality

  • typical values: ...

Model quality

what kinds of problems exist with these indicators?

- (Rsym / Rmerge ) should not be used, Rmeas should be used instead (explain why ?)

- R/Rfree and NCS: reflections in work and test set are not independant