Monday Morning Meeting DATE

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524


  • Socorro: Jeff, Susan, Lindsey, Martin, Pam, Juergen, Kumar, Tak, George
  • CV: Jen, Andy, Akeem, Ville, Darrell, Dave
  • Garching: Julian, Dirk, Justo
  • SCO:

News / Meetings / Visitors

  • ObsMode: Garching next week
  • NRAO Users Committee
  • Pipeline WG Face to Face
  • Synthesis School June 1-8
  • No Monday Meeting next week.

Build, Release

  • New MPI version caused failures in the test system, now being cleaned up.
  • Access to new bitbucket server

Verification Testing

  • Spreadsheet updates:
    • People still waiting list: Jeff, Justo, George, Remy, Brian Kent

  • Hardware for building/testing
    • Rxd new Mac Mini's: Sandbox for build and test, 10.10 and 10.11 test systems

Validation Testing

  • Ticket cleanup, a number of assignments are out
  • Competing with ALMA deadline for resources.


  • Technical Forums:


  • ALMA Parallel may still be failing.


  • Documentation


  • Continuum region handling in pipeline UV continuum subtraction and imaging tasks
  • Added method for computing mosaic overlap factor in sensitivity computation
  • HPC testing
  • Ongoing flagging refactoring work
  • Domain object cleanup
  • Pipeline F2F at the end of May


Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar
  • Sandra Castro
  • Lindsey Davis
    • Rewrote Todd's analysisUtils mosaicOverlapFactor routine for the pipeline
    • Implemented QA score and web log page for the pipeline hif_mstransform task
    • Updated hif_uvcontfit to new pipeline continuum regions file format (with Dirk M.)
    • Started testing LSRK -> TOPO frequency conversion in hif_uvcontfit
  • Pam Ford
    • CAS-8487 RTT (plotms error when avgchannel='1e10') - avgchannel value > INT_MAX adjusted with warning
    • Investigated CAS-8510 (plotms averaging problem with the model column) - problem in FTMachines code with VIVB2. Assigned to Kumar assigned to Jim.
    • Continued work on CAS-8374 (port casaqt to Qwt 6). Can now plot with internal legend, no seg fault! stargold
  • Kumar Golap
    • Moving Synth Imager to VI/VB2!
  • Justo Gonz├ílez Villalba
    • Tested XCLASS 1.1.7 unit tests vs CASA-4.6.19 pre-release, found many problems, sent a test report to the group in Koln
  • Jim Jacobs
  • Jeff Kern
  • Susan Loveland
    • CARTA
      • Spent most of the week down grading CARTA but shelved it when it became apparent my initial estimate of 1 week was way too low.
      • Some work on profile UI and converting from Pavol's profile code to image analysis one via a plugin.
  • David Mehringer
    • (CAS-8511) Short cirucuit MSMetaData::getNRowMap() when subscan props exist. Resolved. Avoid unnecessary table scan.
    • (CAS-8497) exportuvfits possibly incorrectly writing antenna coordinates: WIP. PR submitted for new uvfits AN table writing/reading rules.
    • (CAS-8453) being keepaxes into imsubimage. RTT. Added documentation example as suggested.
    • (CAS-8130) add warning message to imregrid when regridding smaller channel sizes to much larger channel sizes. RTT. Augmented log message as requested.
    • (CAS-6733) mstransform on mixed VLA XY/LR data produces an unreadable MS. RTT. Fixed infinite loop bug.
    • (CAS-8509) increase effeciency of MSMetaData::getScanKeys(). Resolved.
    • (CAS-8500) imhead will crash on fully masked images. RTT. Fixed.
  • George Moellenbrock
    • Continued work on ionosphere phase sign convention.
    • Investigated calibrater tool use of writeHistory. Current usage is ~useless, but unclear if MS HISTORY contributions should be limited to the python layers, as would be most convenient in MMS context. Check-in of cleanup of calibration code pending, as soon as I sort out the somewhat confusing locking stuff.
    • CAS-8475: alma-ngc3256 regression: looks like a very small change (a few 0.1% change in the rms) but apparently the net flagging has changed...
    • Refereeing a paper for MNRAS
  • Dirk Petry
    • volunteered for some of the documentation work (can take more if needed, please assign)
    • re-started work on CAS-7861 (polynomial ephemeris handling for VLA data)
    • tidied up some pending tickets
  • Martin Pokorny
    • started io testing on Lustre
    • VLA work (cbe + session prioritization)
  • Urvashi Rao
  • Darrell Schiebel * Fixed issue with install of astropy * Completed port to QWT 6.
  • Ville Suoranta
    • Got Carta to build (and running) on a Mac, started working on the packaging.
    • Tried building on RHEL6, but 5.3 Qt but the glibc version in RH6 is too old. Also gstreamer version seems to be causing issues.
    • Continued investigating ASAP download issues with Vince at Csiro. The problems are less frequent, but still there.
  • Julian Taylor
    • Started documenting what learned about IO system.
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
    • automask: Fixed the interface for automask with pbmask for missing parameters. Worked on the extra iteration problem, currently testing some solutions.
    • Completed test spreadsheet
    • Spent some time on science
Friday NAOJ Meeting
  • Kanako Sugimoto
    • Discussion about intermittent failures of ASAP checkout at NRAO. No issue seen in NAOJ.
    • line finding in tsdfit ( CAS-7906): feature development done. Added 5 functional test. Need to look into the behavior to threshold in line finding.
  • Wataru Kawasaki
    • CAS-8417: read exsting filler codes and documents kindly prepared/collected by Takeshi.
  • Masaya Kuniyoshi
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • CAS-8155: defined initial version of the task plotprofilemap
    • bug report on plotbandpass ---> CAS-8489
  • Renaud Miel
    • CAS-8362: RHEL7/ libsakura rpm. Fixed. Delivered rpm installing by default in /opt/casa/01 and including a RUNPATH
    • CAS-7339: tsdcal calmode=otf. Unit tests / requirements clarified. Development ongoing.

-- KanaSugimoto - 2016-04-14
Topic revision: r18 - 2016-04-18, JeffKern
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