Monday Morning Meeting Feb 09 2015

  • USA Toll Free Number: 866-901-8266
  • USA Toll Number: +1-203-566-3863


  • Socorro: Jeff, Joe, Lindsey, George, Susan, Tak, Jim, Kumar, Sanjay
  • CV: Mark, Darrell, Akeem, Andy
  • Garching: Justo, Julian, Sandra
  • SCO:

News / Meetings / Visitors

  • Reminder: No meeting next two weeks
  • Polarization:

Build, Release, Testing

  • Kana: Is anyone relying on OSX 10.8 for build: * Justo is using , Pam 10.8
  • 4.3.1 Patch
  • MPI and Fortran semantics for complex multiply and divide are in the build.
  • Mac 10.8.3 works, but 10.8.4 does not


  • Nothing special at this point.



  • Tests against mpi enabled tarball, no mpi case, OK
  • Tests against 4.4 stable, slow down in image analysis method call for flux, mask images, generated by clean, possible locking problem ?
  • First 4.3 release bug reports, NaN problems, other items
  • Meeting with ALMA PWG chair


Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar
    • Two days building with MPI C++
    • MS Selection request: Feed - refactor Antenna
  • Sandra Castro
    • Having problems running mpicasa from the casa binaries in Socorro. There seems to be a problem with env variable setting in mpicasa. It fails during opal_init, OPAL_PREFIX, OMPI_MCA_mca_component_path.
    • Testing Justo's fixes to MPIClient performance issues.
    • Working on CAS-6805, importasdm should not append to online flags file.
    • Gave input to Dave on the implementation of msmd.summary (CAS-5053).
  • Lindsey Davis
    • pipeline bandpass code cleanup
    • pipeline release debugging
    • pipeline CASA 4.4 testing / mpi enabled CASA 4.4 testing
    • meeting with ALMA PWG chair
    • pipeline results document generation design
    • draft of newsletter article
  • Joe Deep
  • Pam Ford
    • Worked with Kumar on velocities in VisBufferUtil
    • Ran plotms performance tests with old VI/VB vs. MSTransformVI/VB, then implemented AveragingTvi2 to compare its performance
  • Kumar Golap
    • Worked mainly on debugging the application wprojection in msuvbin
    • added some new functionality for Pam in VisBufferUtil to get velocity for vb2...this seem to work mechanically but giving different values from old vb version.
      • reported to Jim (vb2.getFrequencies being the culprit).
    • Long e-mail discussion with some CHILES member in Australia about the non need of cvel, split and mstransform for just imaging.
  • Justo Gonz├ílez Villalba
    • Completed update of MSTransform Vis. Iter. to account for weight spectrum changes in 4.2.2 and 4.3
    • Fixed mpi4casa performance issues for python code executed at the client
    • Working on an interface class for the MPI framework that emulates parallel_go/simple_cluster
  • Jim Jacobs
    • Got RHEL6 setup on new computer.
    • Chased after various VI/VB2 bugs; hunt still in progress.
  • Jeff Kern
  • Susan Loveland
    • Viewer CAS-7185
    • CARTA
      • Histogram Work with Amanda
      • Layout and Window Work
      • Casacore Google Code Compile/Install Libraries
  • David Mehringer
  • George Moellenbrock
    • ALMA Polarization EOC mtg, plus discussions with visitors
    • CAS-7285: Working on test programs for CalibratingVI2.
  • Dirk Petry
  • Urvashi Rao
  • Darrell Schiebel
  • Julian Taylor
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
    • Worked on fixes for SetJy to support on MMS
      • Added a hidden task parameter to switch off to not to raise exception for NULL MS selection for MMS
      • test_setjy update: Looked for replacement of (one of sejty unit test data sets with only 2-channel WVR spw) to one's reflect current ALMA data (->replaced with TWHya data set, updated the relevant tests) , modified all the SetJy unit tests so that it can be tested on MMS cases
      • on-going: fixing temporary cl file access issue for the MMS cases

Friday NAOJ Meeting
  • Kanako Sugimoto
    • establish data reduction path of new multi-beam reciever at Nobeyama ( CAS-6987): fixed a bug in sdimaging. It should work now. Reporter is running test and investigating the results.
    • Improved documents and fixed a typo in sdimaging based on the tester comments on CAS-6704. The test results themselves were fine.
    • Draft of single dish article for CASA news letter.
    • Testing the change to complex mul/div rules in ASAP based on the request by Julian.
    • All the subticket of sd task interface changes mainly worked on CASA 4.2.2 developement cycle is closed ( CAS-5526). Thank you very much for all your excellent work!
  • Wataru Kawasaki
    • CAS-6702, 6703: User testing finished successfully. The tickets have been resolved as done.
    • CAS-6997, 6998: Implementing tsdbaseline unit tests.
    • CAS-7001: Reading NewCalTable and related codes for implementing the new SD baseline table.
  • Masaya Kuniyoshi
    • coped with a CASA pipeline (test&release) installation trouble with a load of help from Takeshi & Shinnosuke (done)
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • CAS-6991: Ready To Test. Generated test data and defined unit tests for sky calibration. Implementation has changed from gencal type (cb.specify) to gaincal type (cb.solve).
    • CAS-7266: Confirmed that Kumar's fix is working.
    • bug report from CSIRO ASAP user: couldn't reproduce the bug on casapy. Maybe specific to standalone ASAP?
    • Verified libsakura rpm installation
  • Shinnosuke Kawakami
    • 1 regression error and 3 unit test errors are still not fixed. Investigating these is ongoing. This is due to ScanTable has uInt column and CASA can handle this as Int but gc-cascore can handle uInt so I have to add this functionality to casa-code and gcwrap.
-- KanaSugimoto - 2015-02-05
Topic revision: r19 - 2015-02-09, JeffKern
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