Beta Plan (draft 4 April 2007)

Beta

Schedule                                        External Schedule Issues

April 15: Patch available for distribution
                                                April 27: End SD FBT
                                                May    1: ATF support
                                                May 17-18: NRAO User Committee Meeting (CV)
                                                May   21: ALMA CDR5 (Documents due May 1st)
                                                June 12-15: ALMA Leads Mtg (AOC)
June  15: Patch 1
June  16: Moderate testing by NAUG, NAASC
                                                June 18-21: NRAO 50th
                                                June 22-24: ALMA Disks meeting
July   9: ESO Tutorials?
Aug   15: Patch 2; Initial freeze
Aug   15; Thorough testing by NAUG, NAASC
-Sep  07: bug fixing/polishing
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-Sep  15: Decision on what is in the beta
***
-Sep  21: distribution builds and testing/documentation
Sept  30: Tentative beta release date

Beta Release

Scientific Scope:

  • Data:
    • VLA (>1.3 GHz (except Lband A-config)
    • UVFITS (other telescopes if little additional tinkering required)
    • ASDM (Mainly PdB)
  • Modes:
    • Basic single field interferometry
    • Basic mosaics

Beta Patch 1 -- June 15

  • Coordinated activities
    • Crashes
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics imager (infinite loop when dirty beam is poorly defined)
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics imager (corrupted history table)
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics split task
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics flagdata task
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics flagxy when no data to plot
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics plotxy when no MS
    • MS Selection
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics ms tool is not compliant
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics invert, clean, mosaic are not fully compliant
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics uvcontsub
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics parameter handling (expand/contract)
  • Image Analysis
    • puthead,gethead tasks
    • regrid image task (expand)
    • imagemaths task
  • Imaging
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics masks for cleaning
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics interactive clean implementation
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics a few missing important parameters in task clean
  • XY Plotting
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics locate function
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics extend scope of channel averaged
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics extend scope of time averaged flags
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics labelling
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics improvements in plotting speed, memory usage (change in backend?)
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics flag versions support flagmanager task
  • Calibration
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics solution snr threshold and reporting of value
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics calplot updates (e.g., examine spline solutions)
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics (simple) frequency scaling of calibrater models
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics cal table lister (uses data selection)
  • Display
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics support for other color maps
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics polygon stats
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics support for beam ellipses (moved from Patch 2)
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics profile improvements (for integrated flux region)

Beta Patch 2 -- August 15

  • Coordinated
    • Logging/tool messages
      • add missing information (NAUG will review and comment)
      • cull tool log information (NAUG will review and comment)
      • printlevel to logging (long-term solution)
    • Error handling
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics (PARTIAL) table locking/table still in cache
  • Image Analysis
    • fitting components in the image plane
  • Imaging
    • imaging big cubes (FTMachine enable by plane; > 1024x1024x256 too big)
    • more flexibility for imaging RR, LL, Q, U, V only
  • Flagging/Editing
    • flag tool
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics manual flagging
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics statistical flagging
      • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics includes unflag data/flag versions
  • Display
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics black/white background selection (at least)
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics color bars
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics integrated (rectangle, polygon) profiles
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics multi-image tracking (moved from Patch 2)
    • improve print output (incl. postscript)
  • MS
    • toggle add corrected, model, weight columns with import
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics toggle fill autocorrelations for vla
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics update E/VLA antenna names

  • Added Value
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics async tasks
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics Mac PPC distribution
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics Fedora distribution/support
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics 64-bit Linux distribution/support

NAUG Activity

    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics Documentation: Cookbook/in-line/annotated scripts, tool URM/inline
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics unify task and parameter names
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics (PARTIAL) logging level guidelines/checklist
    • Error: (1) can't find choice-yes.gif at TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics (PARTIAL) build FITS image/UVFITS library

    • Testing, testing, testing
    • Focused testing June 16+, August 16+

-- JosephMcMullin - 04 Apr 2007
Topic revision: r17 - 2007-09-28, JosephMcMullin
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