Continuing to modify CASA to work with CasaCore being in the "casacore" rather than "casa" namespace. It's going somewhat slowly.
Continued testing the pipeline in parallel. Run into different tclean issues. Some problems are due to files not being found by the pipeline in parallel, when restart=True. The latest news from Dirk is that ia.statistics can not handle the virtually concatenated cube.
Verified the seg fault from gencal when running on MMS in the EVLA pipeline. George suspects an incompatibility of the TableIterator and the MMS. My debugging pointed me to GenSort in casacore. This problem only happens with this dataset!
Committed change to MMS structure that makes all sub-tables of the sub-MSs symbolic links to the ones in the first sub-MS (except for the SOURCE and HISTORY tables). This caused a degradation in performance in flagdata autocorr=True, which was due to a bug that was accessing the FLAG_ROW column in the PROCESSOR table in write-mode. Working to fix this now.
Recommendation: Use an editor for extensive changes! Then copy your writing into plone.
Responded to CAS-7518 (flagdata extend growfreq reports wrong value), which seems to be a misunderstanding on how the extend mode is automatically used for the auto-flagging modes.
Lots of non-CASA related work: interviews for new TelCal lead position, etc.
Investigated CAS-8018 and CAS-8787, reassigned to Justo for possible bugs in underlying MSTransform code
Reviewed plotcal code for adding functionality to plotms
Justo González Villalba
Validated uvcontsubTVI vs uvcontsub3 for simple cases like constant model visibilities with non-trivial channelized flags, implemented Google unit test for it
Participated in Data Analysis Tools mid-project review: XCLASS seems to be in the good track, with unit tests working, including Line Identification test cases, but the integration of ARTIST-LIME into CASA is a bit behind of schedule.
Moved virtual model logic into VI implementation so that it will play better with the VI framework. Will flush in mods this a.m.
Aded method to VB to allow setting model data as needed by synthesis.
Mostly Holiday last week, some meetings.
Prep for ALMA Inf. Pipeline Review
Worked on integrating Pavol's CyberSka spectral fitting code into CARTA.
(CAS-6907) multisource description in exportuvfits documentation is ambiguous: Resolved. Updated documentation to the best of my ability given that the details behind the intent of this parameter seem to have been irretrievably lost.
(CAS-8796) modify ImageTask::_removeExistingFileIfNecessary() to not remove file if present in table cache Resolved.
(CAS-8775) imfit segfaults casa during a multi-component fit with constraints RTT. now logs warning message in the case where overfitting produces nonsensical results and attempts to continue.