AIPS -- CASA dictionary

This appendix provides a list of common AIPS tasks, and their equivalent CASA task and tool (or tool function) names. The two packages differ in both their architecture and calibration and imaging models, and there is often not a direct correspondence. However, this index does provide a scientific user of CASA who is familiar with AIPS, with a simple translation table to map their existing data reduction knowledge to the new package.

The index includes common AIPS tasks and verbs; adverbs are not included. Capabilities which exceed those available in AIPS are not listed here.

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AIPS Task/Verb DescriptionSorted ascending CASA Task CASA tool/function
    mosaic im
    mosaic im
CALIB (A,\phi) self-calibration gaincal cb.setsolve,solve (G)
TVFID Adjust TV display qtviewer qtviewer
SPLIT Apply calibration correct cb.correct
BPASS Bandpass calibration bandpass cb.setsolve,solve (B)
BLCAL Baseline-based (A,\phi) calibration   cb.setsolve,solve (M,MF)
BLING Baseline-based fringe-fitter   cb.setsolve,solve (K)
VBPLT Baseline-based uv-data plotting   mp
VPLOT Baseline-based uv-data plotting plotxy mp
APCLN CLEAN deconvolution (deprecated) clean im.clean
UVFLG Command-based flagging   af
ZAP Delete a file rm (unix) rm (unix)
CCEDT Edit CC tables   cm
SUBIM Extract sub-image   ia.subimage
IMH File header summary listobs ms.summary
OMFIT Fit source to uv-data   ms.modelfit
IMLOD FITS image filler importfits ia.imagefromfits
FRING fringe-fitter   cb.setapply, K
TAPLT General table plotting plotxy tb, tp
COMB Image combination   ia.calc, ia.imagepol
IMSTAT Image statistics   ia.statistics,qtviewer
IMFIT Image-plane component fitter   ia.imagefitter
JMFIT Image-plane component fitter   ia.imagefitter
IMLIN Image-plane continuum subtraction   ia.continuumsub
SPFLG Interactive line data editing plotxy mp
TVFLG Interactive TB data editing flagxy,flagdata mp
PRTAN List AN table data listobs ms.history,tb
MCAT List image catalog NA ia.summary
PRTAB List table data   tb
LISTR List uv and calibration data   tablebrowser
PRTUV List uv-data   tb
UVPRT List uv-data   tb
UCAT List uv-data catalog NA not needed
TVLOD Load image to TV display qtviewer qtviewer
VMEM MEM deconvolution   im.mem
MOVE Move uv-data files NA not needed
SNPLT Plot calibration solutions   cp.plot
ISPEC Plot image slice   qtviewer
PCAL Polarization calibration   cb.setsolve,solve
CPASS Polynomial bandpass calibration   cb.setsolvebandpoly,solve
PBCOR Primary beam correction   im.setvp, vpmanager
TBIN Read table from ASCII format   tablefromascii
RENAME Rename file name NA not needed
GETJY Set flux density scale fluxscale cb.fluxscale
TVBOX Set regions in an image qtviewer qtviewer
SETJY Set source properties setjy im.setjy
DTSIM Simulator   sm
UVCON Simulator   sm
UVMOD Simulator   sm
MSORT Sort uv-data NA not needed
UVSRT Sort uv-data   not needed
UVSUB Source model computation   im.ft
  Split out calibrated data split ms.split
IMAGR Synthesis imaging clean im
MX Synthesis imaging clean im
TRANS Transpose an image NA not needed
UVLSF UV continuum subtraction contsub ms.continuumsub
DBCON uv-data concatenation   ms.concatenate
DTSUM uv-data summary listobs ms.summary
UVLOD UV-FITS filler   ms.fitstoms
UVFIT uv-plane component fitter   cb.modelfit
FITTP UVFITS writer importuvfits,exportuvfits ms.tofits,fitstoms
FILLM VLA filler importarchive vlafiller
TBOUT Write table to ASCII format   tb.toascii
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-- JosephMcMullin - 26 Sep 2006
Topic revision: r5 - 2013-02-13, PatrickMurphy
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