Monday Morning Meeting 3/4/19

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524

News / Management
  • Next week's meeting: Daylight Savings Time begins in U.S. on Sunday, March 10
  • Outcome of Brian Glendenning's Testing review/meeting
    • A proposal for how to improve internal test coverage (i.e. the actual content of tests, not how/when to run them)


  • Calibration and Flagging
    • N/A
  • Imaging
    • N/A
  • Measurement Set
    • N/A
  • Image Analysis and Casacore
    • N/A
  • Data Visualization
    • CARTA: final testing on release 1.0.1 patch for enhanced file browsing
  • CASA 6

Build / Testing

  • Infrastructure
    • N/A
  • Unit
    • N/A
  • Verification
    • More tests going into framework
    • impv and imreframe tests are in progress
    • Presentations at internal test program review
    • Circulated proposal to include refimager in parallel mode at PR
  • Validation
    • Kana: status of tickets moving to PIPE?
    • Under Validation (issues remaining in validation for CASA 5.5)
      • BLOCKER CAS-11191 tclean mosaic gridder should be able to use VLA POINTING table properly averaging over visibility integration time (related to CAS-12223)
      • BLOCKER CAS-9108 Linear basis-specific 'Xf' (multi-scan) improvements (and several related polarization tickets)
      • BLOCKER CAS-7210 (CAS-4640) Connect imaging weight gridder ( TCLEAN producing arc-like noise patterns when imaging small chunks of data when robust<1 )
        • note that the ALMA issue with the increase in the psf size remains; Kumar, Remy, and Crystal propose a plan for this ticket with Kumar doing experimentation on solutions and having a recommendation by March 11
      • BLOCKER CAS-11978 mfs PSF generation fails in mpi mode with multiple ms'es and briggs or uniform weighting unless mosweight=False explicitly
      • CAS-8619 Turn im.apparentsens into a CASA task -- must be finished this week (tester headed to AoD shift)
      • CAS-11460 im.apparentsens to use the regular channel selection syntax -- must be finished this week (tester headed to AoD shift)
      • CAS-8087 Support plotting pointing direction (R.A.-Dec.) by plotms -- waiting on decisions for how to handle INT/EVLA data, final validation for SD and non-EVLA INT data needs to be done if the latter will be supported in 5.5 release
      • CAS-12168 L1 and outlier rejection implementation
      • CAS-10593 Make component list prediction with beam use frequency variation
      • CAS-12021 Add re-referencing support to fringefit task
      • CAS-11501 connecting the dots for caltables in plotms
      • CAS-11178 fix stand-alone viewer startup on linux
      • CAS-10518 Reenable OpenMP in UVContsubTVI if possible
    • not yet ready to validate but still needed in 5.5:
      • George's two tickets for cal library fixes, CAS-12237 and CAS-12280 (I think)
      • CAS-11140 Update ATM for CASA 5.5
      • CAS-11367 modify test_refimager to also run in parallel when an mpi cluster is available (?)
      • and from search of JIRA for 5.5 blockers not above or closed: CAS-12103 conjbeams default for mosaic gridder in tclean (5.5), CAS-12277 Add simulator configuration files ALMA Cycle-7 and ngVLA to CASA 5.5
      • CAS-12302 Updating XML files of CASA tasks
      • pointing tables for awproject, Preshanth to do, not yet in a CAS ticket (?), CAS-7727?

User Liaison Updates

  • CAS-12302: Updating XML files of CASA tasks
  • CAS-12277: Add simulator configuration files ALMA and ngVLA
  • CAS-12251: CASA Newsletter Issue 8

Pipeline Updates

  • N/A

Single Dish Development (2/28/19)
  • Wataru Kawasaki
    • a list of sophisticated mathematical operations used in CASA SD codes: passed it to Takeshi
  • Takeshi Nakazato
  • Renaud Miel
    • CAS-8087 Plotms pointings
      • Testing using EVLA dataset with pointing table
      • Current implementation does support EVLA
        • For EVLA, conversion from AZELGEO must be performed at array center, not antenna position
    • CAS-12308: CAS-8087 / plotms pointings unit test
      • Implemented, failure on el6 + OSX10-13 to be investigated and fixed
  • Suminori Nishie
    • CAS-8418Higher order poinitng interpolation
      • PointingDirectionCalculator , mostly fixed. small change for Gtest wa added [Mostly done]
      • Restructuring Test-fixtutres and sub modules.
        • Simplifying, forming the source,adding comment to new classes/modules [Mostly done]
        • Designing a new gtest_fixture to examin all poinitng-column/antenna/all-row for getDirection() with interpolation. [Debugging]
        • Adding irregular case handling in interpolation [Working]
    • Obtaining higher C++skills, (OOD/OOP)
      • Attempting to used some of Design Pattern in gtest-code. Singleton , Adaptor was introduced.
      • For a while from today, focus on various syles of constructor and initialization, seeking for well-designed interface between/among classe.
Topic revision: r16 - 2019-03-07, JenDonovanMeyer
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