Chapter 13
Current AIPS Software

The complete lists of software in AIPS are kept up-to-date in certain special files which may then be accessed with the AIPS verb ABOUT. Semi-automatic software makes these listing files using the primary and secondary keywords entered by AIPS programmers in the numerous help files. The explanations given for each symbol are also those entered by the programmers as the “one-liner” descriptions of the symbol for which the help file is written. The lists of primary and secondary keywords may be viewed directly by typing:

> HELP  CATEGORY  C R

to view primary keywords

> HELP  SECONDARY  C R

to view secondary keywords

The help file for ABOUT is more explanatory, however. The general help file (for HELP itself) lists a number of general help files which will be of interest. These are also mentioned in the section called INFORMATION below.

The following sections are verbatim reproductions of the various listing files used by ABOUT and are roughly current to the 15JAN95 release of AIPS. Each section title is the name of the keyword which is used as the ABOUT topic. Each line within a section lists a task, verb, pseudoverb, procedure, adverb, or RUN file with a very brief description of its function. Pseudoverbs come in two flavors: those that act roughly like verbs and those that must be treated specially, i.e., that must appear alone on a line or only in certain contexts. The help file for each pseudoverb should clarify the its grammatical limits. Typing

> HELP name  C R

where name is one of the entries in the left-hand column, will give more useful information about that AIPS symbol.

 13.1 ADVERB
 13.2 ANALYSIS
 13.3 AP
 13.4 ASTROMET
 13.5 BATCH
 13.6 CALIBRAT
 13.7 CATALOG
 13.8 COORDINA
 13.9 EDITING
 13.10 EXT-APPL
 13.11 FITS
 13.12 GENERAL
 13.13 HARDCOPY
 13.14 IMAGE-UT
 13.15 IMAGE
 13.16 IMAGING
 13.17 INFORMAT
 13.18 INTERACT
 13.19 MODELING
 13.20 OBSOLETE
 13.21 ONED
 13.22 OOP
 13.23 OPTICAL
 13.24 PARAFORM
 13.25 PLOT
 13.26 POLARIZA
 13.27 POPS
 13.28 PROCEDUR
 13.29 PSEUDOVE
 13.30 RUN
 13.31 SINGLEDI
 13.32 SPECTRAL
 13.33 TABLE
 13.34 TAPE
 13.35 TASK
 13.36 TV
 13.37 TV-APPL
 13.38 UTILITY
 13.39 UV
 13.40 VERB
 13.41 VLA
 13.42 VLBI
 13.43 Additional recipes