4.2.1 is the current public release version for both Linux and OS X.
If you are on a Red Hat 5 machine, you can access older versions via the '-r' option, e.g. 'casapy -r4.1.0'
If you are on Red Hat 6 and need CASA 4.1, run it from here: /home/casa/packages/RHEL5/release/casapy-41.0.24668-001-64b/casapy.
Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets, but excluding Pipeline) prior to meeting: 94 (was 117).Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets) following meeting: 93.
New 4.2.2 pre-release package built. New OS X build (10.8) available from today-ish.
Weights in 4.2.2 (CAS-5929, plus misc. tickets). - Crystal, Adam, Arielle. Quick status update? Similarly, where are we with recent testing of statwt? We need to make sure it does as expected in 4.2.2.
Status of importasdm work? (CAS-6220, CAS-2988) - Jeff? No-one present had heard any recent complaints about this. The general belief was that it probably worked now.
CAS-6605 - Testing mostly to be done by Pipeline group. Some subtasks resolved.
Fix just put in over the weekend for OS X 4.2.2 blocker CAS-6909
Current status of imfit work? CAS-6124 and its subtasks. Brian had reported on this last time. His general sense was that it mostly looked fine at this point, with two lesser issues noted that have spawned tickets. Also, a minor adjustment was requested for the default value of NOISEFWHM. See also CAS-3476 - some discussion of preferred behavior. (A)RTT again. Code appears to work as advertised. Test or close?
General reminder to keep an eye PlotMS reliability and report any reproducible issues...
Does Mark R. need to reassign the few tickets still assigned to Josh Marvil yet? Yes: Josh has gone. Subsequently reassigned: CAS-5597, CAS-3629 and CAS-3083. Also, no new tickets for Kristina.
Mar R. to check in thw Crystal for any other 4.2.2 blockers she knows about.
Other testing items specifically raised?
Anand will e-mail Mark R. a list of other DA-driven "Input Required" items.
Juergen will check through his list of recently-raised blockers and e-mail Mark R. to make sure that none are missed.
New Testing Assignments (see relevant section below)
Assignment of any other "To Be Assigned" Items. 4.3 testing item assignment a lower priority than remaining 4.2.2 and subject to the availability of free testers.
The next meeting will take place on September 16th.
Any Other Business:
Adam asked about the timeline for the delivery of the CLEAN refactor: CASA 4.4? Mark R. to confirm with Jeff. We should ultimately establish some sort of CLEAN test suite (comparison data, automated tests).
Adam noted a need to be aware of the current testing status of statwt.
New Action Items Arising
PART 1: Items To Be Possibly Covered During Meetings
Propose to Close Items
CAS-4718 (April): Specfit should deal with channelization (minimum bar ~ warning). ARTT in 4.3. Most recent commit to trunk was r29337. Tester: Adam (for comment on wording; may need to be reassigned if additional testing needed). To be resolved as done.
CAS-6475 (Jul): plotbandpass could use some single column subplot options. ARTT in 4.3 casapy-test. Parked with Mark R. Tester: Perhaps not needed? (VLA item). To be resolved as done.
Items Overdue for Status Updates (i.e. the "Nag List")
CAS-5836 (Nov): 4.3 item. Create new task imrebin. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Commit to trunk was r29786. Tester: Adam.
CAS-5720 (Oct): 4.2 item. change tooltip for new histogram functionality tool. ARTT. Tester: Paul (eventually). Switched to "Input Required" and passed to Crystal, so that she and Adam can comment on preferred behavior. Adam will help Crystal with this. Feedback provided, ticket open again and back with developer.
CAS-5780 (Nov): Regridding a VLA image onto a GBT image fails to generate the expected warning message. Ticket repeatedly pinged. Input Required from Adam (in the form of example data). Adam has a dataset in mind now for this. Resolved as done.
CAS-5191 (Mar): Add gain threshold parameter to fluxscale. ARTT (r28480) in the latest 4.3 casapy-test. Tester: Crystal
CAS-6663 (Jun): imfit failure if major or minor axes are set as fixed in the estimates file. ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r30010. Tester: Todd. To be reassigned to a DA
CAS-5848( 2014): 4.3. enhancements for imsmooth. Subtask of CAS-5844. ARTT (r30554) in 4.3. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-5893 (May): 4.3 item. add the ability to write a spectral profile to an ASCII file in the ia tool. ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r29681. Tester: Todd. At Adam's recommendation, this is to be reassigned to Juergen for a CSSC discussion.
CAS-3116 (Jun): Comprehensive computation of spectral index from image(s). Laura Perez had been testing this for the VLA. ALMA will hold off on testing this for now, pending the VLA testing. Some testing done, problems still found. Had been bumped to 4.3. Latest commits are ARTT in 4.3. Tester: Kristina (in discussion with Laura). Jeff had agreed look at this with Kristina to get a better handle on how to go forward with this, which may result in more related tickets being spawned.
Items Currently Undergoing Testing
CAS-5844(Dec 2013): 4.3 imsmooth specification and testing targets. See also its subtasks (including CAS-4735 which is "ARTT"). Currently "Open" and assigned to developer. Work in progress.
CAS-3666: split on spws gives errors for different correlation shapes. 4.3 Blocker. Had been stuck On Hold, but is causing problems for the VLA pipeline now, so needs to be fixed as soon as possible. The awaited mstransform and split2 functionality has now been committed. 4.3 item. ARTT in 4.3. Tester: was Jen, but passed to Steve for reassignment someone in Socorro instead. New split rollout deferred to 4.3.
CAS-6164 Running setjy several times on different source / spw selections sometimes clears previous model data 4.3 Blocker. ARTT in casapytest now. Had previously been resolved, but reopened as it affects EVLA data too. 4.3 item. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: was Scott Schnee, now Mark Lacy
CAS-3476 Reporting of uncertainties in IMFIT. 4.3 Blocker. ARTT in 4.3 (latest commit was r29487). Related to CAS-5879. Tester: Brian (with others). Brian thinks that the code behaves corectly now. Test and resolve?
CAS-6179 (Jul): 4.3 item. Make a wrapper of hanningsmooth to use the MSTransform framework. ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r30273. Tester: Paul
CAS-3580 (Aug): 4.3 item. Prediction of expected image based noise based on Tsys. ARTT in 4.3. Tester: Eric V. (to be tested at the JAO).
CAS-6746 (Aug): 4.3 item. different data flagged based on order of flagdata commands. ARTT in 4.3. Tester: George. Some discussion on this ticket, workaround provided. Can this one be resolved, or is more work needed from the developers?
Single Dish (to be skipped during the meeting)
CAS-6181: SD processing needs to incorporate data weights. Currently set to ARTT. Previously identified as an important ticket to track. Some extensive comments on ticket within the last month in response to Crystal's questions. Ticket was with Wataru for unit test development. Issue noted with handling of TIME values in Tsys table. Ticket passed to Cat for initial testing.
CAS-4735 (Nov): imsmooth needs additional option for single dish use. Subtask of CAS-5844 (above). ARTT. Tester: was Shinya, passed to Cat for reassignment. Critical item. Code committed to trunk. 4.3 item. Some testing done.
CAS-5139 (Sep): Proper handling of flag information in sideband separation algorithm. Low priority item. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.2.2+ item. Tester: Bunyo. Testing ongoing.
CAS-6121 (Jan): sdgrid: 4.3 item. Latitude value in resulting scantable is reversed. ARTT. Tester: was Shinya, passed to Bunyo. Testing ongoing.
CAS-6787 Poor single-dish OFF subtraction in 4.2.2 (r29969). 4.2.2 Blocker. A fix has been committed for the 4.2.2 release branch (a fix is already in trunk). ALMA EOC testing ongoing. ARTT in the current 4.2.2 pre-release. Tester: Tsuyoshi Confirmed as fixed immediately following the meeting. REsolved accordingly.
CAS-3335 (May 2014): parallelized gaincal fails when trying to create scratch columns. Input Required from Claire.
CAS-5785 (May 2014): drastic split speed discrepancies depending on whether spw is set or not. Input Required from Robert H. Ticket pinged.
CAS-5162 (Sep 2013): Improvements in flagging documentation and examples. Input Required from Science (via Jeff). This ticket has been left untouched since May 2013...
CAS-5942: toggle warning messages in ia tool . Input Required. Ticket passed to Remy to work with the developer on this. Ticket pinged in early August.
CAS-6346: sdimaging creates a blank image if one of the correlations is flagged. Input Required. Some input already from Crystal, discussion not totally concluded on this. Ticket now back with Crystal for comments on rewording.
CAS-4049: Fold SpectralFitter into ImageProfileFitter. Input Required (was "On Hold"). Passed to Andy Hale for input. Ticket pinged.
CAS-4538: migrate imfit input estimates from file to input parameters. Input Required (was "On Hold"). Subtask of CAS-6124. Ticket passed to Juergen, pending a CSSC discussion of what needs to be done and a scheduling of the work.
CAS-6234: imfit estimates should allow sky coordinates in addition to pixel values. Input Required (was "On Hold"). Subtask of CAS-6124. Ticket with Juergen, pending a CSSC discussion of what needs to be done and a scheduling of the work.
CAS-5996: immath unit- (and if relevant beam-) awareness. Input Required. Ticket with Juergen, pending a CSSC discussion of what needs to be done.
CAS-6896: immath should give control over file used for header generation. Input Required. Ticket with Juergen, pending a CSSC discussion of what needs to be done.
CAS-5597: CRTF doco improvements. Input Required. Passed to Josh Marvil for input. Transferred to Juergen.
CAS-5806 Mathematical prediction of post-gridding single dish beam. 4.3+ Blocker. Developer has done some modelling, but... ? This is a "blocker of a different kind..." High priority (blocking further development). Currently Open. Crystal and Kumar had been in discussion, but this ticket has been quiet for several months now.
PART 2: Items Listed for Informational Purposes (note that these will not normally be specifically discussed during the meeting unless someone raises them)
"ARTT" Items Pending Tester Assignment
CAS-6909 plotms on Mac crashes when gridrows and gridcols is changed interactively. OS X 4.2.2 Blocker. (A)RTT, pending new OS X package (due today). Tester: Juergen
CAS-6751 (Jul): 4.2.2 item. Next iteration button causes plotms to crash . Commit was r30443 (release branch). Tester: (provisionally assigned to Cat, but needs reassignment). Tester: DA (TBD); ticket passed to Anand.
CAS-6738 (Jun): 4.3 item. ImageConcat polarization concatenation issue. ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r30256. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD (maybe Nathan?) Tester: Nathan, with support as necessary available from Adam (for this week).
Unable to Test Items
CAS-6433 (Apr): Implement a function to derive Jy/K factor from amplitude calibrator observation. Open. Currently with developer. Targeted for Nov Pipeline release.
CAS-5379 - Subtle inconsistencies with other programs in Galactic Coordinates (Adam and Harvey). In a nutshell, shifts of ~0.2" are seen when taking data into other packages (e.g. DS9, IDL which both seem to agree with each other). It is unclear yet if this is an incorrect implementation in one or more packages, or possibly just a precision error. This is a subtle issue, and was pushed back to 4.3. Ticket stalled. Needs to be looked at by someone with lots of time. To be left as-is for now. This needs significant work, including new science papers on how to actually define the Galactic coordinate system? Needs casacore discussion; this can be part of that. Passed to Jeff for now.
CAS-4636 (Oct 2012): Elevation dependent opacity application w/ Tsys. Still awaiting input from Science (since February). Had been "On Hold" since August, awaiting data. Switched to Input Required and passed to Crystal for comment. Bumped back to 4.3. Placed "On Hold" (in February) until further notice.
CAS-4469 (Jun+ 2013): Split with channel averaging is creating spurious spectral features and weight is wrong when there has been channel flagging. Subtask of CAS-5245. Had been "On Hold", with Crystal as the tester. This should be addressable as soon as the weights spectrum handling comes online as part of 4.3. Currently set to Open again, and parked with Mark R. for now. It cannot be user tested until weight spectrum is fixed (a CASA 4.3 item). Are we getting close to having to think about this one again, yet?
CAS-5879 include pixel rms in imfit fitting. Open. Subtask of CAS-6124. Currently with Claire, but testing has paused, as it has additional dependencies (e.g. CAS-3476). 4.3 item.
CAS-5084 (May): Testing multi-term support in pclean. Lots of feedback supplied by Kristina and Claire. On Hold (since August 2013) and assigned to Kumar pending class refactoring. To be left on hold, pending the refactor.
CAS-6220 (Mar): Enable importasdm to read flags from the binary ASDM data. Possibly ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r28609. Ticket with Dirk for now. To be tested down in Chile by someone to be identified by Denis. On paper, the fix is included, but the current casapy-test package was throwing an error for importasdm, so leaving flagged as "RTT" for now (April). Ticket pinged.
CAS-2988 (May): Make importasdm and MeasTable work with the JPL Horizon ephemerides for solar system objects via the "COMET" mechanism of Measures. Currently flagged as RTT in 4.3, but awaiting ASDMs with ephemeris tables and diameter information in the Source table. Tester: TBD (Dirk?) Ticket just pinged.
Upcoming Ready to (Re)Test Items
Not Yet Assigned To Testers
CAS-6178 (Apr): Make a wrapper of split to use the MSTransform framework. RTT in 4.3. Tester: TBD.
CAS-5359 (May): total integration time calculated incorrectly. Commit r30645. RTT in 4.3, pending a newer test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD (Jen?).
CAS-6817 (Aug): Add a name() method to msmd tool. Commit r30732. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-6809 Viewer spectral profile is getting frequency wrong. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-6807 spectrum doesn't do K correctly or even consistently. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-6840 plotms exprange does not work. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket parked with developer for now. Tester: TBD (Juergen?)
See below "assigned" SD list.
Already Assigned To Testers
CAS-6911 plotms colindex,rowindex needs to be moved out of the "iteraxis" sub-params OS X 4.2.2 Blocker. (A)RTT, pending new casapy-test. Tester: Juergen
CAS-6908 (Aug): high plotindex causes plotms to crash. RTT in 4.2.2 (r30930/r30932), pending a new test package. 4.2.2 Blocker. Tester: Juergen
CAS-5689 (Aug): spectral fitting results seem off RTT in 4.3 (r30900), pending a new test package. Tester: Dirk
CAS-6870 (Aug): Plotms: Summary not available prior to plotting. RTT in 4.3 (r30873), pending a new test package. Tester: Lindsey
CAS-6820 (Aug): plotcal crashes when file = gain calibration table and axis = delay. RTT in 4.3 (r30845), pending a new test package. Tester: Anand
CAS-6848 (Aug): imsmooth not reporting output beam correctly. RTT in 4.3 (r30808), pending a new test package. Tester: Nathan
CAS-4623 (Aug): SetJy: Method to set Pol Fraction and Angle as Function of Frequency. RTT in 4.3 (r30761), pending a new test package. Tester: Steve? (Bryan?)
CAS-6733 (Jul/Aug): mstransform on mixed VLA XY/LR data produces an unreadable MS. RTT in 4.3 (r30738), pending a new casapy-test package. Subtask of CAS-5245. Tester: Juergen
CAS-5975 (Dec): impv: Support specifying input slice width as a world (angular) measure. Open again now. 4.3 item. Subtask of CAS-5835. Tester: Nathan (was Juergen). Some testing done recently by Nathan.
CAS-6073 Feb 2014): 4.3 item. Improve line overlay behavior (in viewer). RTT in 4.3. Tester: Crystal. Tested in casapy-test r29326 and mostly works. A few additional tweaks still to be checked. Dependent on CAS-6809 (which should itself now be "RTT", pending a new test package).
CAS-6232 (Mar): writing version numbers in GUIs. Open in 4.3. Most recent commit to trunk was r29373. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-5238 (Jun): new feature: ia.imageconcat() to sort images automatically. 4.3+ item. Commit was r30791. RTT again in 4.3. Tester: Dongchan.
CAS-6459 (May): msmd needs a method to get spw names. 4.3 item. Commit r29685. RTT again in 4.3 (commit was r30766). Tester: Nathan.
CAS-6802 (May): typo in the help for plotms (averagedata) Noting as "RTT", pending the next available casapy-test package. RTT in 4.3, pending a newer test package. Tester: Mark R.
CAS-4592: plotms on 10.7 issues. Half fixed due to Qt updates. Was "ARTT" in 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 pre-release. On Hold now, pending availability of a 10.8 Mac for the developer. Tester: Nathan
CAS-6693: importfits should warn the user about existence of more than one HDU. RTT in casapy-test, pending a new user-testable package. Tester: Todd
CAS-3532 (Sep): Incorporation of Alma Primary Beam in Mosaic. Was ARTT. Tester was Scott S., but ticket passed to Crystal for input. Some test imaging done. Switched from "Input Required" to Open and passed over to Kumar for more work from him. Ticket pinged.
CAS-5334 (Feb): Ellipse regions have wrong width (RA). Second fix committed. Was ARTT in previous casapy-test (r29326), set back to Open for input from developer. Tester: Paul. Ticket pinged.
CAS-5731 (Oct): Loading DS9 region files into the viewer produces a warning and does not load. Open; 4.3 item. Ticket back with developer. Tester: Jen.
CAS-3517 (Aug): Improve remapping interface (Cal libraries). Input Required from developer. Tester: Steve. Some testing done, recommendations made, ticket back with developer. Discussion ongoing. Further callibrary work to be pushed out to 4.3 in Jira. Ticket pinged a few times now, on the period of about once/month...
CAS-4663 (Oct 2012): specfit components/prompt/inf. On hold (following input from Juergen). Slated for work, but expensive in terms of effort, so not a priority right now.
CAS-5127 (May): Document ia toolkit methods. Status In Progress. Mark is working on this. Most of Juergen's prioritized list of 26 items has been done. Dates to be added his future documentation updates. Prioritized by Mark. Ongoing. ia.regrid docs will require more work. Still needs code commits. Mark waiting on OS X 10.7 build. Bumped to 4.3 release, due to OS X-based build issues. Mark should be able to work on this under Linux instead soon.
CAS-6243: sdimaging does not accept type numpy.string_ for fieldid. 4.3 item. ARTT in 4.3. Commit was r29988. Tester: Todd.
CAS-6585 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdcal2. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD. Testing to to be combined with that of CAS-6571
CAS-6571 (Jul): Take flag into account in single dish Tsys calibration table. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD. Testing to to be combined with that of CAS-6585
CAS-6109 (Jul): sdlist: time range shift in scantable summary when scanavarege=True. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6591 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdimaging. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6599 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdstat. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6592 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdimprocess. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6597 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdsave. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6594 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdmath. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6593 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdlist. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently RTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6583 (Jul): proper flagging information handling in sdbaseline. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6586 (Jun): proper flagging information handling in sdcoadd. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6589 (Jun): proper flagging information handling in sdflagmanager. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6588 (Jun): proper flagging information handling in sdflag. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6598 (Jun): proper flagging information handling in sdscale. Subtask of CAS-1756. Marked as ARTT by developer; 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD
CAS-6564 (Jul): sdplot: improper tick interval in plottype='azel'. ARTT in 4.3 casapy-test package. Passed to Bunyo for testing assignment.
CAS-6859 (Aug): Use new sdimaging task in simanalyze and simalma. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Passed to Bunyo for testing assignment.
CAS-6467 (Aug): sdimaging uses the observatory position in AZEL-to-RADEC conversion. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Passed to Bunyo for testing assignment (probably Tsuyoshi?).
CAS-6348: sdmath needs non-nullstring for output file name. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket with Bunyo.
CAS-6795: spw by list does not work in sdimaging. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket with Bunyo.
CAS-6702: Provide a way to select data by scan row in raster mapping. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Ticket with Cat.
CAS-6572: (Aug): A new baseline task that handles baseline table. RTT in 4.3, pending a new test package. Mostly done. Ticket with Kana.
CAS-6168: enable plotter2 to change viewport size. ARTT (ASAP r2895) in casapy-test (r29326). Ticket with Takeshi. To be tested after 4.2.2 release.
CAS-6582 (Jun): proper flagging information handling in sdaverage. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently RTT (r30796); 4.3 item. Ticket passed to Bunyo. Tester: TBD