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

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