r********* and z********* WUs

Dave Burbank
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Whats the difference between work units wit a "r" or "z" preceding it?

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r********* and z********* WUs

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Whats the difference between work units wit a "r" or "z" preceding it?

They're the 'earmarks' of the two instruments collecting the data. This came up a while ago in the Science forum, where it was stated that

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The z stands for "Zucker" (director of Livingston)
and r stands for "Raab" (director of Hanford)

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Did that posting list what

Did that posting list what any of the other parts of hte WU id string are?

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RE: Did that posting list

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Did that posting list what any of the other parts of hte WU id string are?

No, although it was mentioned that the "1" following the initial letter is also part of the interferometer identifier. FWIW here's a link to that thread.

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