CASA User Testing Meeting Minutes - 2013-07-02, 09:00 Socorro / 11:00 Charlottesville

Agenda

Participants

Present: Mark Rawlings, Crystal Brogan, Juergen Ott

Apologies: Bryan Butler, Jen Donovan Meyer, Jeff Kern

Locations

  • Socorro: AOC-317; IP: 146.88.16.8
  • Charlottesville: Room 331; IP: 193.33.117.19


Minutes (Main Points Only)

Status

  • CASA 4.2 May stable still most recent.
    • The May casapy-stable is now available for both Linux (r24824) and Mac OS X (r24870). (It may still identify itself as 4.1, but is actually 4.2).
    • The June casapy-stable has been further delayed.
  • A new casapy-test has been further delayed, and will hopefully be made available next week (the week of July 8th). User testing of items flagged below as "awaiting the June stable" may have to be done with this instead.

Current Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets): 54.

Any Other Business

  • Concern expressed about the issue raised in CAS-5282 and CAS-5287. These issues have already been the subject of several user helpdesk tickets, and are expected to become a widespread problem as more data are taken. Fix committed for the former, the latter to be addressed soon.

  • Jeff will be out of the office for the test of this week and next week.

Current testing items/issues (see also Google spreadsheet workbook)

Spreadsheet available here

CASA 4.2

Open Blockers

No new ones for user testing.

Ready To Close

  • CAS-5143 (July): update simobserve documentation to clear up some confusion. Currently listed as RTT, pending June(?) stable. Note: Only a documentation change, so probably can be checked in trunk (or wait for next test package), but ticket reports it as being included in the 4.1 pre-release. Assigned to Kim.

New Approved for Testing Targets

  • CAS-5132 (May): create image crop method. Currently ARTT. Temporarily assigned to Juergen for reassignment. Assigned to Alison.

Ready for Retesting

  • CAS-5049(May+): Viewer parent ticket. Assigned to Adam. One subtask currently "Ready To Test" in Jira (CAS-5025: see below).

Items Currently Being Tested / Already Available For Testing

  • CAS-5084 (May): Testing multi-term support in pclean. Should already be ARTT for 4.2 (as it's already experimental in 4.1). Needs VLA testers assigning, so the ticket's currently with Bryan.
  • CAS-5043 (May): immoments gives unhelpful error for linear coordinate. Currently ARTT. To be tested by Remy: awaiting tester feedback. Tested/Verified/Resolved..
  • CAS-4082 (May): Viewer to allow loading of a partial image (OTF Subcube) - Should be ARTT. Instructions in ticket. Some testing done by Jen. Resolved as complete; remaining error message reported handled via another ticket..
  • CAS-3046 (Jun): Support and use of ephemeris table when available. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824). Being tested by Dirk et al., with input from Bryan. Some testing done, and it seems to generally work, but an additional minor fix was committed as r25140.
  • CAS-5123 (May): Support for On the Fly Mosaics. Currently ARTT. JAO (ALMA) and Socorro (VLA) to test. Awaiting suitable data?
  • CAS-4348 (May): interactive imfit estimate generation. Actually committed to 4.1 in February. Currently ARTT. Kumar tested. Tested/Verified/Resolved..
  • CAS-5014 (May): Make a wrapper around the partition task to use the mstransform framework. Should already be regarded as ARTT for 4.2 as it's already also in the current release branch. MSTransform-related item. Question for Jeff: Does this need Science User testers? If so, can it be tested as part of the larger MSTransform testing effort? Move to propose to close for next meeting?
  • CAS-3885 (May): Post-deconvolution wide-band PB-correction for 'ft' and 'mosaicft'. Currently ARTT. VLA-only item. Awaiting tester assignment. Ticket passed to Bryan to reassign.
  • CAS-2252 (May): calculate the rotation measure. Currently ARTT. VLA item. Awaiting tester assignment. Ticket passed to Bryan to reassign.
  • CAS-5117 (May): Association of Syspower Cal entries with scan / field in table or during apply. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824). Information posted to ticket by developer. VLA item, so ticket assigned to Bryan, to reassign as he sees fit.
  • CAS-4645 (May): Universal support for outlier fields. Subtask of CAS-4640. Currently ARTT. Developer had been investigating a possible issue that turned out to be unrelated. Josh and Frazer have looked at this in the past. Question for Jeff: Is more user testing needed? If so, now or later?
  • CAS-5124 (Jun): Improvements to PV-Diagram in the Viewer. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824). Juergen to test (He's already commented on the ticket a bit before this).
  • CAS-5178 (Jun; originally Aug): Improved support for multiple cubes (spectral plotter). Juergen to test. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824).
  • CAS-5119 (Jun): Remove gaincurve and opacity flags from calibration tasks. Some (but not all) work done. VLA-only item. ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824). Resolved, following meeting..
  • CAS-4991 (Jun): memory usage for VLA pipeline prevents running more than one job per cluster node. Currently assigned to Bryan, but Claire's involved with this one too. Not yet in current stable; fix should be in latest test package, but Bryan thinks this is a larger issue. The pipeline will need to be run with the new dataset. This can be regarded as ongoing.
  • CAS-5213 (Jun): feathering GUI (casafeather) upgrade. Currently ARTT; should be in current stable. Juergen to test. Note: Ed thinks that feathering works well enough for now, and that this ticket should not be treated as a priority right now.
  • CAS-4053 (May): specfit dictionary should return coordinates. Currently ARTT; should be in current stable. Juergen to test.
  • CAS-5134 (Apr/Jun): viewer crashes after certain interactive steps - Currently tracked as as RTT, pending June stable. One of the two original problem cases given remains (but there has been some subsequent addition to this ticket). Additional imview() crash fix item will be available for test in the June stable. Testing being done by Josh and Kristina. Kristina has recently posted new feedback of reproducible failure modes. Ticket assigned to Kristina.

  • CAS-4754 (May): Create a new framework with a new task and tool to replace applycal concat, cvel, partition, hanningsmooth and split. Currently (partially) ARTT. Still awaiting user tester(s) assignment. Significant documentation of the mstransform task is linked from the ticket. See also the list of subtasks below (r24639; included in May stable). NOTE: This is a major item, and will need significant effort assigned.
    • CAS-4848 (May): Add capability in MSTransform framework to separate SPWs. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. VLA item. Assigned to Juergen.
    • CAS-4846 (May): Add capability in MSTransform framework to apply Hanning Smoothing. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Assigned to Adam.
    • CAS-4845 (May): Add capability in MSTransform framework to change the reference frame. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Still awaiting user tester(s) assignment.
    • CAS-4900 (Jun): Add capability in MSTransform framework to apply channel average. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Assigned to Adam.
    • CAS-4865 (Jun): I/O Infrastructure in the MSTransform framework. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Question for Jeff: does this specifically need human science user testing? Not to be tested by a Science User Tester?.
    • CAS-4863 (Jun): Add capability in MSTransform framework to split a data selection. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Assigned to Nuria.

Upcoming Test Items

  • CAS-3116 (Jun): Comprehensive computation of spectral index from image(s). Ticket currently "Open", but preliminary task interface completed. Laura Perez will be testing this for the VLA. ALMA will hold off on testing this for now, pending the VLA testing. Now flagged as RTT by developer. Should be included in June stable package.
  • CAS-4959 (Jun): imregrid: When using image templates, the default shape used should be that of the template (not the input image). Now flagged as RTT by developer. Likely to be included in June stable package. Needs tester assignment (Mark?)
  • CAS-5252 (Jun): problems with display of optical velocity in the viewer. Now flagged as RTT by developer. Likely to be included in June stable package. Needs tester assignment (Dirk?)
  • CAS-4227 (Jun): Channel averaging displays average color, but not value. Currently RTT, pending June stable. To be tested by Miriam.
  • CAS-5211 (Jun): imfit fails with inexplicable error message (dies if minor axis > major axis). Currently RTT, pending June stable. To be tested by Ed Fomalont?
  • CAS-5111 (May): Implement autoboxing capability. Currently RTT. This one had previously been ARTT, and Crystal had looked at this and provided a problem case. A fix has been put in for this, and is awaiting the June stable before further testing.
  • CAS-4957 (Jun): We need a version of the aca.tp.cfg file written in LOC coordinates. Currently RTT, pending June stable. Todd to test. Awaiting real ALMA interferometry data for testing.
  • CAS-5219 (Jun): Address issue with verbosity of logs from image analysis tasks. Currently RTT, pending June stable. Needs tester assignment.
  • CAS-5241 (Jun): predictcomp showplot=False option does not work. Currently RTT, pending June stable. Todd to test?
  • CAS-5025 (Jun): Creating a rectangular region after clicking "delete all regions" crashes the viewer - Subtask of CAS-5049. Reopened recently, currently RTT; temporarily assigned to Mark for now. Fix put in (r24976). To be reassigned to Adam(?) pending becoming ARTT in the June casapy-stable.
  • CAS-4790 (Jun): Add support for time variable calibrators for Perley-Butler 2013 standard for setjy - Subtask of CAS-5156. Currently RTT, pending June stable. Awaiting user testing assignment.
  • CAS-4808 (Jun): make ImageBeamSet simpler - Underlying software modification, but can definitely be tested by users. Currently RTT, pending June(?) stable. Awaiting user testing assignment.
  • CAS-5274 (Jun): Cannot load region file in viewer unless a region already exists. Currently RTT, pending June(?) stable. Awaiting user testing assignment (Adam?).
  • CAS-5142 (May): issues with the spectral profile tool (for inclusion in 4.2 release). Currently RTT. Tester: Jen(?). Tested by Jen in casapy-stable 2013-05. Much better, but a couple of issue remain. Status updated back to 'RTT' (June 24th). Some additional fixes in, but not yet available in a user-testable build.
  • CAS-5282 (May): imsubimage does not select the corresponding beams from per plane beams array. Currently RTT, pending June(?) stable. Tester: Jen(?).
  • CAS-5287 (May): immoments fails on images with multiple beams. Currently Open. Tester: TBD.
  • CAS-5285] (Jun): imview colorwedge=T doesn't work in some cases. Currently RTT. Ticket currently assigned to Mark for reassignment (Crystal?).
  • CAS-5285] (Jul): Add capability for fftshift to regridding portion of MSTransform". Currently "RTT". Subtask of CAS-4754. New post-meeting addition. MGR: Check spreadsheet for inclusion.
  • CAS-5285] (Jul): Add capability for fftshift to regridding portion of MSTransform". Currently "RTT". Subtask of CAS-4754. New post-meeting addition. MGR: Updated in spreadsheet.
  • CAS-5013] (Jul): "cvel handling of different sensitivity spw". Currently "RTT". Subtask of CAS-4754. New post-meeting addition. Added to spreadsheet.

Developer Addressing Test Results

  • CAS-5216 (Jun): moment image has malformed header. Ticket currently Open again. Checked by Remy - brightness units still needed. Returned to developer to fix.

Input Required

Other issues

None.


Running List of Action Items

* Item Description: Review and rationalize imregrid-related tickets (including CAS-5182)
* Assignee: Mark
* Date Assigned: 2013-06-04
* Due Date: ASAP

* Item Description: Incorporate SD 4.2 deliverables list into Google spreadsheet
* Assignee: Mark
* Date Assigned: 2013-06-04
* Due Date: ASAP
- Started. Still needs full integration.

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-- MarkRawlings - 2013-06-27
Topic revision: r8 - 2013-09-17, MarkRawlings
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