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Table 6

Summary of tests and uncertainties.

Test Expected σ Max σ Min σ Comment
dex dex dex

1. Line list 0.05 0.6 0.0 EWs are not affected by position of core of line
but number of HFS components might be important

2. Continuum 0.3 0.6 0.05 Absolute abundance is very dependent
but methods should not re-normalise

3. HFS 0.08 0.4 0.0 Differences in abundances between HFS:N and
HFS:Y are similar for all methods

4. vmic 0.2 1.2 0.01 Maximum difference corresponds to 1 km s-1 range in vmic,
dependency decreases when HFS is considered.

5. α-enhancement 0.02 0.1 0.001 Cool stars are more affected than
metal-poor warm stars.

6. Atmosphere model interpolation 0.01 0.04 0.002 Obtained from models with 1% difference in
temperature and 5–10% difference in gas pressure.

7. Blends 0.02 0.1 0.0 Maximum difference is found for
EW methods for cool dwarf star.

8.1. Same EWs 0.02 0.06 0.001 Weak lines are more affected.
8.2. Same syntheses 0.07 0.12 0.001 Convolution is more important than the choice of mask.

Notes. For each test, we list the typical (median) uncertainty obtained from all results in a given test (expected σ), as well as the maximum difference (Max σ) and the minimum difference (Min σ).

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