Usage of buildConfigurationFile

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buildConfigurationFile(vis='', simmospath=None, field='', dropTPpads=False, output='', debug=False, 
                extraPads=[], extraNames=[], includeAntennaNames=False)
Reads the list of antenna stations in an .ms and creates a .cfg file based on the antenna locations in the files in /usr/lib64/casapy/data/alma/simmos. Useful for running simulations on previously-obtained ALMA or VLA datasets. For ALMA, it searches the file AOS_Pads_XYZ_ENU.txt distributed with analysisUtils.

  • simmospath: alternative place to search for observatory .cfg files
  • field: if specified, then report the date/time of the first observation of this field (ID or name), e.g. for usage in predictcomp
  • dropTPpads: if set to True, will exclude pads starting with 'T70', as their files do not have the same coordinate system as the others.
  • output: the name of the output file to write (default=[vis].cfg)
  • extraPads: insert additional pads into the list
  • extraNames: the antenna names corresponding to the extraPads
  • includeAntennaNames: add an extra column on the end containing the antenna names

Example

CASA <2>: au.buildConfigurationFile('uid___A002_X43036c_X9c6.ms')
Wrote 20 of 20 antenna stations to: uid___A002_X43036c_X9c6.ms.cfg
CASA <3>: !more uid___A002_X43036c_X9c6.ms.cfg
# observatory=ALMA
# coordsys=LOC (local tangent plane)
# x y z diam pad#
# uid___A002_X43036c_X9c6.ms
-15.04639784    -764.3348031    -2.335016467   12.  A050
-5.421013146    -723.7911045    -2.334250518   12.  A004
-43.75912668    -692.174207     -2.329873203   12.  A021
-36.66707354    -762.1662821    -2.339843364   12.  A046
37.82617818     -735.8760818    -2.484749162   12.  A011
-140.507228     -651.1640802    -0.634931252   12.  A068
108.0977936     -762.8666359    -4.094737047   12.  A070
84.32301106     -698.1017768    -3.983928839   12.  A067
13.04464133     -559.8146379    -3.339688898   12.  A137
-118.8674637    -582.6093162    -0.492832171   12.  A071
-159.5516085    -789.4690248    -0.085066708   12.  A069
-62.64949425    -519.0658412    -1.506521335   12.  A075
 103.7166566    -847.9917404    -4.492461166   12.  A074
 -38.94285883   -920.6301864    2.928147025    12.  A138
 210.9519612    -760.3395825    -7.722003145   12.  A082
 89.09395348    -599.9597       -5.661962966   12.  A072
627743.00       7453191.00     5000.0   12.0      T702
-22.5589292     -691.9838607    -2.323742384   12.  A003
-63.50521219    -786.8199568    -1.341060659   12.  A045
-84.5230042     -704.8937799    -1.937681767   12.  A025

-- ToddHunter - 2012-08-20

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