Documentation of tasks in analysisUtils (including some from analyzemscal and analyzemsimage)
The analysisUtils python package provides numerous analysis utilities written in python that are useful for ALMA (and in many cases VLA) data reduction. All the commands listed below exist in the current package, and there are links for pages that contain help and (sometimes) example usage. If the link is not found, it simply means that I have not created a help page yet. The commands are simply shown alphabetically, though they should really be sorted into categories at some point. Commands preceded by amc are inside analyzemscal, while commands preceded by ami are inside analyzemsimage. The rest are in analysisUtils.py. A subset of these commands is included in the help text at the CASA guide for analysis utilities (which contains a download link for the analysis_scripts tarball). As a quick mental reminder, a list of a superset of these commands can be obtained at any time from inside CASA (or python) by typing au.help(). Also, to find all functions containing a specified string in the name, use the au.help command. For, example: au.help('asdm'). The argument is case-insensitive. There is a companion python file that contains more generic, non-ALMA-specific code, called toddTools, which is not yet publicly available.
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buildHybridMask -- Takes a 3D mask and a flat mask, and puts the flat mask into any channels that are blank
buildMinorPlanetPlot -- queries JPL Horizons (or CASA) for the position of a list of solar system bodies and creates a Gildas ASTRO script to plot their elevation vs. LST at ALMA, EVLA, GBT, CARMA or Mauna Kea
buildPdfFromPngs -- takes a list of .png files and concatenates them into a multi-page PDF