AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for BASELINE in 31DEC21



As of Mon Nov 29 14:19:40 2021



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BASELINE
Type: Adverb  (REAL(50))
Use:  Standard data selection adverb, used in conjunction with
      ANTENNAS to specify baseline selection.
Null Value:  0
      All null value means use all antennas.

      BASELINE is always used with ANTENNAS.  In that case, a baseline
      between antenna I and J is selected (or deselected if any of
      ANTENNAS or BASELINE are negative) if
      # in ANTE     # in BASE     Selected or de-selected if
           0             0        always
          >0             0        (I in ANTE) .OR. (J in ANTE)
           0            >0        (I in BASE) .OR. (J in BASE)
          >0            >0        ((I in ANTE) .AND. (J in BASE)) .OR.
                                  ((I in BASE) .AND. (J in ANTE))

       Verbs VLA, EVLA, VLBA, and HSA may be used to set values into
       BASELINE (or any other adverb array).  In this case, the equals
       sign is required, e.g.,
               ANTENNAS = EVLA
               BASELINE = VLA
       to process all baselines between new EVLA and old VLA antennas.
       Be careful of INNAME et al., SUBARRAY, and DOINVERS which
       control what these verbs actually do.

Examples:
  1. BASELINE=0; ANTENNAS=0
         include everything
  2. BASELINE=0; ANTENNAS=1,2,3,4,5,6
         include only baselines between antennas 1 through 6
  3. BASELINE=0; ANTENNAS=1,2,-3,4,5,6
         include only baselines between antennas 7 through N
  4. BASELINE=0; ANTENNAS = 11,-19,27
         exclude any baseline involving antennas 11, 19, and/or 27
         thus, exclude 1-11, 7-19, 11-19, 26-27, etc. etc.
  5. BASELINE=1,2,7; ANTENNAS=3,4,5
         include baselines 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-7,
         4-7, 5-7 only
  6. BASELINE=1,-2,7; ANTENNAS=3,4,5
         include all baselines except 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5,
         3-7, 4-7, 5-7
  7. BASELINE=-10; ANTENNAS=-10
         exclude baseline 10-10 (autocorrelation), include all other
         baselines including those to antenna 10.

Procedures:
   LINIMAGE......Build image cube from multi-IF data set.
   VLBACPOL......Procedure to calibrate cross-polarization delays.
   VLBACRPL......Plots crosscorrelations.
Tasks:
   ALVAR.........Plots the Allan Variance statistic of a UV data set.
   ANBPL.........Plots and prints uv data converted to antenna based
                 values.
   ANTAB.........Read amplitude calibration information into AIPS.
   BLING.........Find residual rate and delay on individual baselines.
   CLIP..........Edits data based on amplitudes, phases, and weights out
                 of range.
   COHER.........Baseline Phase coherence measurement.
   DEFLG.........Edits data based on decorrelation over channels and time.
   EVAUV.........Subtracts & divides a model into UV data, does statistics
                 on results.
   FGCNT.........Counts samples comparing two flag tables.
   FGPLT.........Plots selected contents of FG table.
   FRMAP.........Task to build a map using fringe rate spectra.
   FRPLT.........Task to plot fringe rate spectra.
   FTFLG.........Interactive flagging of UV data in channel-time using the
                 TV.
   FUDGE.........Modifies UV data with user's algorithm: paraform task.
   IBLED.........Interactive BaseLine based visibility EDitor.
   IMAGR.........Wide-field and/or wide-frequency Cleaning / imaging task.
   LISTR.........Prints contents of UV data sets and assoc. calibration
                 tables.
   MAPBM.........Map VLA beam polarization.
   POSSM.........Task to plot total and cross-power spectra.
   QUACK.........Flags beginning or end portions of UV-data scans.
   RESEQ.........Renumber antennas.
   RIRMS.........Computes rms of real/imag of a selected subset of a uv
                 data set
   SPFLG.........Interactive flagging of UV data in channel-TB using the
                 TV.
   SPRMS.........Plots spectral statistics of a selected subset of a uv
                 data set.
   TVFLG.........Interactive flagging of UV data using the TV.
   UFLAG.........Plots and edits data using a uv-plane grid and the TV.
   UVCOP.........Task to copy a subset of a UV data file.
   UVFLG.........Flags UV-data.
   UVFND.........Prints selected data from UV data set to search for
                 problems.
   UVHGM.........Plots statistics of uv data files as histogram.
   UVHIM.........Makes image of the histogram on two user-chosen axes.
   UVHOL.........Prints holography data from a UV data base with
                 calibration.
   UVIMG.........Grid UV data into an "image".
   UVPLT.........Plots data from a UV data base in multiple ways.
   UVPRM.........Measures parameters from a UV data base.
   UVPRT.........Prints data from a UV data base with calibration.
   UVRMS.........Computes statistics of a selected subset of a uv data
                 set.
   VPLOT.........Plots uv data and model from CC file.
   WIPER.........Plots and edits data from a UV data base using the TV.
   XYMOD.........Compute linear polarization point source model, applies
                 to data.

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