Monday Morning Meeting 03 October 2016

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524

Minutes in blue.


  • Socorro: Jeff, Martin, George, Susan, Juergen, Kumar, Urvashi, Tak
  • CV: Darrell, Jen, Bob, Anand, Ville, Dave, Akeem, Andy
  • Garching: Dirk
  • SCO:

News / Meetings / Visitors

  • CUC Report
    • Overall the committee was happy. Offered suggestions about social media.
  • Pipeline Review Report
    • Suggests ICT improve communications. Requested more documentation.
  • Welcome to Bob & Joe
    • Bob will be working on filler.
    • Joe will be working on VLASS imaging pipeline.
  • VLASS delta-PDR preparation.
    • Integration planning meeting scheduled for early November
    • Requirements for pipeline due Dec 1st.
    • Requirements for CASA 5.0 due now.
  • CALIM - Next week
  • ADASS - week of Oct 16th

Build, Release

  • Release Status
    • Pre-release candidate has been sent to Chile. Acceptance memo has been written. Waiting for Chile to run test.
    • A VLA pipeline flagging statistics bug has reappeared in the latest release. Brian Kent is looking into this.

Verification Testing

  • Put together a draft list of which tests will go in to which test suites:
    • Akeem and I iterated over them
    • Most of the tests have been given test suite tags, in anticipation of bamboo deployment
  • Meeting between myself, Akeem, Jim, and Ville on Sep 23rd
    • Discussed timelines for test suite definition and implementation
  • Akeem defined smaller test suites (less then half a dozen short running tests per test suite) which Ville can use for development purposes
  • Iterated with Mark Wieringa at CSIRO on ATCA based casaguides
    • There are a few syntax errors on the guides, currently working through the whole guide to identify all errors before letting Mark know

Validation Testing


  • Warnings Summary
  • Casacore namespace is rolling in this afternoon. It will break the build until corresponding mods are fed in at NAOJ this evening. With any luck it'll all be over by tomorrow morning. I would suggest not doing an update from svn too much after lunch./



  • Planning for CASA 5.0 is underway.
    • In this cycle we will be breaking assignments down into <=2 week chunks.
    • If you have free time work on documentation.



  • CASA Newsletter - All edits have been passed along to Mark Adams. Should go out today.

Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar
  • Sandra Castro
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Pam Ford
    • Investigated CAS-9060 (Blocker) seg fault in channel-averaging on Cycle 4 BLC data, reassigned to Justo.
    • Investigated CAS-9061 plotting flagged points colorized by spw--not a bug? Possibly just a documentation update.
    • Scheduled tickets in Confluence calendar.
    • CAS-8283 (Remove MSSelector from MSContinuumSubtractor) in progress.
  • Kumar Golap
  • Justo Gonz├ílez Villalba
  • Jim Jacobs
    • Casacore namespace as above.
  • Jeff Kern
  • Susan Loveland
    • CARTA
      • Architecture Documentation
      • Bug Fixes
      • Histogram Region Work
  • David Mehringer
    • (CAS-9037) importfits segfaults CASA when SOFIA fits format images are attempted to be read. WIP. Found the segfault occurred in a wcslib function so punted to Dirk.
    • (CAS-9063) improve image history for ia.continuumsub(). WIP. Discussion with requester.
    • (CAS-9069) improve image history for ia.modify(). IR. Asked what is really wanted here, since the input component list is in general a large dictionary which will add significant clutter and unreadability to the history, IMO.
    • (CAS-9064) improve image history for ia.fromimage(). IR. Asked what is really wanted here, since the region can be a large dictionary which will add significant clutter and unreadability to the history, IMO. There are several other tickets with this as a recurring theme.
    • (CAS-9072) listobs contains blank lines when spectral windows are not WVR-corrected. WIP. spws which do not appear in the main table (via their data description IDs) are excluded from the listobs output, including blank lines. Submitted PR, still awaiting merge.
    • (CAS-9067) improve image history for ia.rename(). RTT. Added original image name to history as requested. Fixed associated broken test.
    • CAS-9019: imcollapse doesn't compute some stats correctly for complex-valued images. WIP. Reimplemented old TiledApply stats to use some stats computations as scimath stats framework for complex values so things are consistent. Submitted PR. Still awaiting review.
  • George Moellenbrock
  • Dirk Petry
  • Martin Pokorny
    • Testing IO effects of SortedTable
    • [VLA: realfast development]
  • Urvashi Rao
    • Fixed a bug in widebandpbcor after F.O. reported it. Checked into trunk but not release
    • Worked on two research projects ( time-variability imaging with a visiting collaborator with data, modifying flagdata's tfcrop to be usable in a machine learning algorithm with HPC )
    • Ran into and reported an mpicasa bug in CAS-9077 (cannot capture return values from tasks run on clients)
    • Began organizing (new) JIRA account...
  • Darrell Schiebel
  • Ville Suoranta
    • Prep work for Macos Sierra.
    • A "few" fixes to CrashReporter packaging
    • Release packaging
    • Reworking the tagging/package naming for Bitbucket
    • Removed straggling svn dependencies from CI Bamboo workflows
    • Prototyped release note generation
  • Julian Taylor
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
    • A minor change in restoring beam pa labeling in imaging so it falls within -90d to +90d range (CAS-8587)
    • User support
    • Spent a few days on science reducing very interesting ALMA archive data, discussing with PIs etc.
    • Will resume some work on automask this week in preparation for next week's CV visit

Friday NAOJ Meeting
  • Kanako Sugimoto
    • Discussion items
      • CUC inputs for SD?
      • policy to use ALMA data in UT and PL regressions
    • some issues seen in transition to open-jira: user account, time tracking. The filter sharing is fixed. Thank you Jeff.
    • CASA 5.0 development plan mostly completed. Assignment is done. Started developments.
    • renaming of CASA tasks ( CAS-8990): MS-based tasks will be 'tsd***' -> 'sd***'. ASAP-based ones will be 'sd***old'. Started to work on it. Removal of PL tasks which depends on ASAP tasks is done.
  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Masaya Kuniyoshi
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • Fixed serious bug in sdgaincal (CAS-8416): how to deal with it for 4.7?
    • Start planning polarization averaging (CAS-7904)
    • Sent a few comment on cookbook draft to Erik
  • Renaud Miel
    • CAS-8082 PlotMS Header
    • Sub-task 1: header placeholder: ongoing, need to add layout, debugged plot addition flow
    • Sub-task 7: header management: ongoing
      • added checkbox Options using Qt Designer
      • verified build system works ok
    • Qwt: download, build, checked doc

-- KanaSugimoto - 2016-09-28-- KanaSugimoto - 2016-09-28
Topic revision: r16 - 2016-10-04, JaredCrossley
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