May have been a segmentation fault at some point? Was not reproducible by Mark or George.
CAS-5833: looked into mscal and MSInterface as possible solutions for applying selections in the SYSPOWER table. Sanjay is also looking into this.
Added a patch flagdata's parser for input lists to support another exceptional use-case in flagdata. (CAS-6553).
Justo and I found problems in mstransform when the input is an MMS (CAS-6543). We need to tackle these problems soon.
Building and running tests on release-4_2_2 in linux and OSX.
Many non-CASA meetings.
Justo González Villalba
Prepared and ran a parallel version of CASA vs AIPS test using SCO Lustre cluster. Produced report to highlight performance gain and scaling.
Keep preparing "Installation and advance user guide" for the MPI-based parallel processing framework. I have 75% ready (16/25 pages). I hope to finish before Thursday presentation.
Discussed mstransform parallelization and partition issues with Sandra (CAS-6543). After MPI documentation release we plan to focus on fixing these problems.
Attempting to get job opening posted
Prepared slides for User Committee Meeting
Contribution to ICT SPIE Paper
Susan Loveland: Worked on integrating new PixelValueManipulator into Profiler with Dave's help; worked on CARTA UI prototype.
Iterated with Susan on integrating PIxelValueManipulator into the profiler, tried to understand the intent of some strange functions currently used by the profile/ImageAnalysis::getFreqProfile() (CAS-6354);
added support for complex-valued images to ia.fromarray() for Sanjay et al. (CAS-6510);
implemented msmd.namesforspw() (CAS-6459);
investigated CAS-6496 and concluded imfit was behaving as designed and documented in this case, but handed back to reporter in case they wanted to make further comments;
looked at AipsIO::getNextType() exception context in response to Justo's casa-staff question and reported my findings
fixed CAS-6497, newestimates file not being written by imfit;
responded off-list to Jeff's memory leaks query to casa-staff;
fixed bug causing test_imcontsub to segfault;
began groundwork for reporting spw center frequencies in listobs (CAS-6484)
Summer School Calibration lecture prep and delivery, plus various discussions with students
Summer School tutorials
(Urgent) Analysis of weight/sigma handling in split; Dirk and I will be sorting this out in the coming week
discussed weights with George
discussed integration of almawvr code into CASA codebase with Scott (code will be put into 3rd party part of repository)
some tests on the CASA 4.2.2 branch
started work on FITSIDI filler extension
(for brevity, I will not list work here which is not directly CASA-related)
Added support for NCP image projection in (new) imager, as a special case of SIN. This is for ATCA, requested and tested by Mark Wieringa.
Attended several synthesis imaging school lectures, lots of user support via tutorials and independent requests.
Darrell Schiebel: worked on DBus VO Client (fixed laptop sleep/awake crashes), spent a lot of time trying to build gfortran for a clean install of OSX 10.8 (still not quite there)
(On vacation last week)
CAS-6530 : wrote a method to concatenate componentlist for multiple spws and modified existing code to work with it.
Friday NAOJ Meeting
Finalized the plan of CASA 4.3 developments
CASA 4.2.2 review & CASA 4.3 kickoff meeting
Review of new unit tests of SD tasks implemented during CASA 4.2.2. cycle. Gave feed back to Takeshi and Wataru.
Vacation (next week): May 19th - 21st
modified unit tests for sdgrid and sdplot
fixed a bug in sd.scantable.sub_baseline()
found a minor bug in sd.plotter. reported it to Kana.
Takeshi Nakazato: Fixed sdcal2 unit test failure, spent most working time for pipeline development
Shinnosuke Kawakami: code reading of taskmanager.py ( about IPython MultiEngineClient system) and ipython-doc of ipython.org
Build, Release, Testing
CASA 4.2.1 Released publicly.
Outstanding issue from Remy will be pushed to 4.2.2
Helpdesk reported a similar issue to Remy's, so we may want to add this to the list of known issues.
Switch implemented for QA2 in ALMA.
CASA 4.2.2 Merging, Testing, etc
George tidying up split and related tasks finalizing the weights implementation. Will work with Dirk on this while here this week.
OSX 10.7 and 10.8 will be officially supported (not 10.9).
RHEL pre-release package is priority over OSX at this point. Will split the package release as we did for 4.2.0/4.2.1.
Scott working on merging the changes committed to trunk. The build works on RHEL but fails on OSX at the moment.
George working on a developer build to verify weights changes in isolation. Scott may have asked a few other developers to test commits in isolation.
Archive retrieval version of CASA for the VLA - IERS table in repository
Trunk build tested last week (including weights) by Crystal and others.
Darrell prepared a developer build to see the changes in the weights implementation.
Extended testing on the 4.2.2 pre-release packages.
Technical Forums: Justo, MPI, Thursday 5/22. Justo working with helpdesk to connect to presentation remotely. Justo sent URL to Jim and Jeff to test the presentation.
6/5 - (Need a Volunteer)
6/19 - ESO Holiday
CASA 4.3 progress.
Items requiring clarification
Dirk - presentation this Friday by Jim? Need to confirm, likely at 2pm or 1:30pm. To be confirmed.
10.9 support - Juergen has people testing the 4.2.1 OSX release on 10.9. George will test the release on his new laptop.