HPC test changes: 725_Split in the accepted list, 905_Hanningsmooth2 getting removed, 925_Split2 renamed to 925_Split
Hardware discussion with CV helpdesk: We have found a high memory machine that is out of the box, that will be prepped to run the casaguides; and discussions are underway for the cluster to support automated HPC and pipeline tests
18 tickets closed since 1/18 (including a bunch of PL tickets closed by Liz)
starting to assign regular user testers here in CV
Julian will try to deprecate simple_cluster, although he is in Paranal on a VLT mission at the moment.
Making all sub-tables in subMSs links to first subMS turned out to be more complex than expected. Have identified two use-cases that open the sub-tables in read/write mode (setjy with the SOURCE table and tasks that write to the HISTORY table). Modifications are needed deeper in the code. Will postpone this item to next cycle (4.7??).
Working on the baseline separation axis in partition.
Justo has found changes in alma-m100-hpc when using tclean. TBV after the feature freeze.
Telecon has to be postponed to next week.
final testing of CASA 4.5.1 / pipeline C3R4 release
initial testing of EVLA pipeline with VLASS test data, working on issues raised by the large number of fields
ongoing testing ALMA interferometry pipeline in HPC mode, inconsistent data products issues
ongoing investigation of memory leaks in pipeline and / or CASA imaging code
HPC work as reported above.
Made split2 and hanningsmooth2 the default tasks in CASA. They have been renamed to split and hanningsmooth. Cvel2 will be renamed in 4.7 as there is still one difference to synchronize between both tasks.
Completed new pipeline hif_setmodels task
Completed pipeline hifa_gaincalsnr task which estimates the per spw snr of scan based gaincal solutions
Ongoing work on 'generalize averaging for flagdata' which also includes integration of ChannelAverageTVI in the flagdata data handler
VIVB2 Framework: Time averaging
Interviews for PMD position
Paul Rosen visit.
Viewer CAS-8249: Crash when opening another new panel from an empty panel.
Testing, bug fixing, and writing selenium tests for statistics plugin.
Refactor work on histogram plot so that the plotting code can be used for profiles.
George Moellenbrock (over past few weeks)
VI2 layering work: Checkins pending for updated CalibratingVi2 (w/ solve-related additions) and the recursive layered Vi2 factory. Also working on a data-simulating Vi2 implementation that generates plausible data and (basic) meta-info without requiring an actual disk MS---this has taken a bit more time than expected (ironing out some MS-aware peculiarities in the framework, etc.), but it will greatly aid in testing VI2 in general, and the layering mechanism in particular.
Also various discussions on weights and related matters with various folks.
Replacing mechanism for Ephem and Geo data. * This gives a dependence on the astron version.
Bug in Visstat2
Discussions w/ Julian on MPI at C++ level
Fixed cas-8199 : leftover ms's in tablecache
Added a few features to the runtime summary (cas-6692) for tclean, and uploaded a script to make a plot
cas-8528 : Removed extra calls that were making empty models images for the first major cycle (this was confusing the PL folks...)
Added scalebias parameter to algo='multiscale' after a user pointed out it was missing..
Enabled automatic wprojplanes calc via tclean interface (handed over to KG now for internal debugging).
removed all usage of simple_cluster and added deprecation message
Took the initial look at CAS-8258
Worked on enabling subparameters for mask related parameters in tclean (CAS-7924). Mostly done will be checked in soon
'usemask' will be the top-level parameter (default ='none')
'mask' now becomes one of subparameters (when usemask='user') and supports a list of masks
'pbmask' and other automask related subparameters are also added
Plan to finish Setjy new asteroid model support this week but still waiting for comments from Bryan
Friday NAOJ Meeting
Updated CASA 4.6 targets: 6 tickets has been dropped, so far. Had F2F discussion with each of developers.
fixed an issue that sdimaging ignores antenna information when searching pointing information ( CAS-8252)
weight initialization using Tsys ( CAS-7450): introduced a new function to update weight based on a Tsys cal table. implementation and quick tests done. TODO implement functional tests.
A possible issue in initweigts, in general. It does not initialize sigmaspectrum column consistently. Wrote to George.
adding intent selection to the new sd tasks, tsdbaseline, tsdfit, and tsdsmooth: implementation done. TODO implement functional tests.
Dominique and Juan has updated ATM in TelCal. I'll update the codes in CASA shortly.
Masaya Kuniyoshi * I've been implementing visstat2-related unit tests. I'm going to finish off all tests on Monday hopefully.
working on CAS-7910 scantable to MS filler
multi-beam discussion with Kumar, Ger, and Mark M.
cope with questions from NRO
sdimaging bug report -> CAS-8252
working CAS-7339 tsdcal / calmode=otf, stiil need to implement
pointing directions planar projection as done in asap / sdcal2
conversion of input ms pointings coordinates to celestial coordinates when required