AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for ALVPR in 31DEC19



As of Wed Oct 23 3:59:53 2019


ALVPR: Prints statistics on the Allan Variance of UV data

INPUTS

INNAME                             Input UV file name (name)
INCLASS                            Input UV file name (class)
INSEQ             0.0     9999.0   Input UV file name (seq. #)
INDISK            0.0        9.0   Input UV file disk unit #
SOURCES                            Source name
QUAL            -10.0              Calibrator qualifier -1=>all
CALCODE                            Calibrator code '    '=>all
STOKES                             Stokes of output
TIMERANG                           Time range to use
SELBAND                            Bandwidth to select (kHz)
SELFREQ                            Frequency to select (MHz)
FREQID                             Freq. ID to select.
SUBARRAY          0.0     1000.0   Sub-array, 0=>all
BIF                                Low IF number to do
EIF                                Highest IF number to do
BCHAN             0.0              First channel included
ECHAN             0.0              last channel included
DOCALIB          -1.0      101.0   > 0 calibrate data & weights
                                   > 99 do NOT calibrate weights
GAINUSE                            CL (or SN) table to apply
DOPOL            -1.0       10.0   If >0.5 correct polarization.
PDVER                              PD table to apply (DOPOL>0)
BLVER                              BL table to apply.
FLAGVER                            Flag table version
DOBAND           -1.0       10.0   If >0.5 apply bandpass cal.
                                   Method used depends on value
                                   of DOBAND (see HELP file).
BPVER                              Bandpass table version
SMOOTH                             Smoothing function. See
                                   HELP SMOOTH for details.
DOACOR                             Include autocorrelations?
SOLINT            0.0              Integrate data in seconds
                                   before doing allen variance
DOCRT            -3.0     132.0    > 0 -> use the terminal,
                                   else use the line printer
                                   > 72 => terminal width
OUTPRINT                           Printer disk file to save
BADDISK                            Disks to avoid for scratch

HELP SECTION

ALVPR
Task:  This task accumulates data by IF and baseline, first computing
       the vector average of the data over SOLINT seconds and then,
       from adjacent samples computing the Allan Variance
         sigma^2(tau) = < (AV(n+2) - 2AV(n+1) + AV(n))^2 > / (2 tau)
       It prints the mean, rms, robust mean, and robust rms for
       each baseline and IF.  Spectral channels BCHAN-ECHAN are
       averaged within the SOLINT and tau == SOLINT.

  **** Note that NO division by 2 tau is done in the printed ****
  **** answers.                                              ****
  **** Note too that gaps between SOLINT averages are all    ****
  **** treated as negligable even if they were not.  The     ****
  **** SOLINT averages make a list over which the Allan      ****
  **** variance is computed without regard to the actual     ****
  **** average times of the averages.                        ****

       The display is in 2 groups of 4 columns, one row per baseline,
       Stokes, and IF.  The first 2 columns are the mean square Allan
       variance of vector difference (IM2- 2*IM1 + IM0)**2 +
       (RE2 - 2*RE1 + RE0)**2 where (RE2,IM2) is the amplitude
       normalized vis at point n+2, (RE1,IM1) is the normalized vis at
       n+1, etc.  plus the rms of means square variance.  The second
       pair of columns is Allan variance in phase (PH2 - 2*PH1 +
       PH0)**2 with minimization of 2 pi amibiguities.  The second
       group of four columns are the same, but with the mean square
       variance and rms computed by robust means.  Note that phases
       are in radians.
Adverbs:
  INNAME.....Input UV file name (name).      Standard defaults.
  INCLASS....Input UV file name (class).     Standard defaults.
  INSEQ......Input UV file name (seq. #).    0 => highest.
  INDISK.....Disk drive # of input UV file.  0 => any.
  SOURCES....Source to be copied.   '  '=> all; if any starts with a
             '-' then all except ANY source named.
  QUAL.......Qualifier of source to be copied. -1 => all.
  CALCODE....Calibrator code of sources to copy. ' '=> all.
  STOKES.....Specifies which STOKES parameters are written in the
             output data set:  ' ' => 'FULL'
               'I','Q','U','V', 'IV', 'IQU', 'IQUV'
               'RR','LL', 'RL', 'LR', 'RRLL', 'RLLR', 'RLRL'
               'XX','YY', 'XY', 'YX', 'XXYY', 'XYYX', 'XYXY'
             'HALF', 'CROS', and 'FULL' have sensible interpretations
             depending on the Stokes present in the data.  The last in
             each of the 3 rows above == 'FULL'.  Note that many
             combinations of polarizations in the input and values
             above are not supported.
  TIMERANG...Time range of the data to be copied. In order: Start day,
             hour, min. sec, end day, hour, min. sec. Days relative to
             ref. date.
  SELBAND....Bandwidth of data to be selected. If more than one IF is
             present SELBAND is the width of the first IF required.
             Units = kHz. For data which contain multiple
             bandwidths/frequencies the task will insist that some form
             of selection be made by frequency or bandwidth.
  SELFREQ....Frequency of data to be selected. If more than one IF is
             present SELFREQ is the frequency of the first IF required.
             Units = MHz.
  FREQID.....Frequency identifier to select (you may determine which is
             applicable from the OPTYPE='SCAN' listing produced by
             LISTR). If either SELBAND or SELFREQ are set, their values
             override that of FREQID.  However, setting SELBAND and
             SELFREQ may result in an ambiguity.  In that case, the task
             will request that you use FREQID.
  SUBARRAY...Sub-array number to copy. 0=>all.
  BIF........First IF to include.  0 -> 1.
  EIF........Last IF to include.   0 -> max.
  BCHAN......First channel in spectral average. 0=>all.
  ECHAN......Highest channel in average. 0=>all higher than BCHAN
  DOCALIB....If true (>0), calibrate the data using information in the
             specified Cal (CL) table for multi-source or SN table for
             single-source data.  Also calibrate the weights unless
             DOCALIB > 99 (use this for old non-physical weights).
  GAINUSE....version number of the CL table to apply to multi-source
             files or the SN table for single source files.
             0 => highest.
  DOPOL......If > 0 then correct data for instrumental polarization as
             represented in the AN or PD table.  This correction is
             only useful if PCAL has been run or feed polarization
             parameters have been otherwise obtained.  See HELP DOPOL
             for available correction modes: 1 is normal, 2 and 3 are
             for VLBI.  1-3 use a PD table if available; 6, 7, 8 are
             the same but use the AN (continuum solution) even if a PD
             table is present.
  PDVER......PD table to apply if PCAL was run with SPECTRAL true and
             0 < DOPOL < 6.  <= 0 => highest.
  BLVER......Version number of the baseline based calibration (BL) table
             to apply. <0 => apply no BL table, 0 => highest.
  FLAGVER....specifies the version of the flagging table to be applied.
              0 => highest numbered table.
             <0 => no flagging to be applied.
  DOBAND.....If true (>0) then correct the data for the shape of the
             antenna bandpasses using the BP table specified by BPVER.
             The correction has five modes:
             (a) if DOBAND=1 all entries for an antenna in the table
             are averaged together before correcting the data.
             (b) if DOBAND=2 the entry nearest in time (including
             solution weights) is used to correct the data.
             (c) if DOBAND=3 the table entries are interpolated in
             time (using solution weights) and the data are then
             corrected.
             (d) if DOBAND=4 the entry nearest in time (ignoring
             solution weights) is used to correct the data.
             (e) if DOBAND=5 the table entries are interpolated in
             time (ignoring solution weights) and the data are then
             corrected.
             IMAGR uses DOBAND as the nearest integer; 0.1 is therefore
             "false".
  BPVER......Specifies the version of the BP table to be applied
                0 => highest numbered table.
               <0 => no bandpass correction to be applied.
  SMOOTH.....Specifies the type of spectral smoothing to be applied to
             a uv database . The default is not to apply any smoothing.
             The elements of SMOOTH are as follows:
             SMOOTH(1) = type of smoothing to apply: 0 => no smoothing
               To smooth before applying bandpass calibration
                 1 => Hanning, 2 => Gaussian, 3 => Boxcar, 4 => Sinc
               To smooth after applying bandpass calibration
                 5 => Hanning, 6 => Gaussian, 7 => Boxcar, 8 => Sinc
             SMOOTH(2) = the "diameter" of the function, i.e. width
               between first nulls of Hanning triangle and sinc
               function, FWHM of Gaussian, width of Boxcar. Defaults
               (if < 0.1) are 4, 2, 2 and 3 channels for SMOOTH(1) =
               1 - 4 and 5 - 8, resp.
             SMOOTH(3) = the diameter over which the convolving
               function has value - in channels.  Defaults: 1,3,1,4
               times SMOOTH(2) used when input SMOOTH(3) < net
               SMOOTH(2).
  DOACOR.....> 0 => include autocorrelations as well as cross
             correlation data.
  SOLINT.....Pre-averaging time in seconds.  0 -> 10.
  DOCRT......False (<= 0) use the line printer if OUTPRINT = ' '
                   else write named OUTPRINT file only.
                   When OUTPRINT is not blank, DOCRT=-2 suppresses the
                   page-feed character on page headers and DOCRT=-3
                   suppresses page headers and most other header
                   information.  When OUTPRINT is blank, the line
                   printer will be used.  ALVPR now counts the lines
                   to be printed before printing any and asks for
                   permission to continue if the count > 500.
             True  (> 0) use the terminal interactively.  The task will
                   use the actual terminal width as a display limit
                   unless 72 < DOCRT < width.  In that case, the display
                   limit will be DOCRT characters.
  OUTPRINT...Disk file name in which to save the line printer output.
             ' ' => use scratch and print immediately for interactive
             jobs - batch jobs use OUTPRINT = 'PRTFIL:BATCHjjj.nnn'
             (jjj= job #, nnn = user #).  When OUTPRINT is not blank,
             multiple outputs are concatenated, and the file is not
             actually printed.
  BADDISK....The disk numbers to avoid for scratch files (sorting
             tables mostly).

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