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.

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

-- JosephMcMullin - 26 Sep 2006
Topic revision: r5 - 2013-02-13, PatrickMurphy
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