AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for DELAY in 31DEC18



As of Thu Jan 18 20:55:26 2018


DELAY: Pause AIPS for DETIME seconds

INPUTS

DETIME          0.01       1000.0  Pause time in seconds

HELP SECTION

DELAY
Type: Verb
Use:  This verb delays the AIPS main program by DETIME seconds.

      The main use for this verb will be in scripts, where one wishes
      to delay a short while (e.g. 3 sec) to look at a display before
      going on.  Another way to delay is of course to READ some
      variable from the keyboard, but this requires the user to stay
      alert.  If the READ is ignored AIPS will pause indefinitely.

      To delay AIPS for quite a while, one can put DELAY in a FOR
      loop:
             DETIME = 900
             FOR I = 1:20; DELAY; END
      will delay AIPS for 5 hours.  This would allow a GO or whatever
      to occur much later (e.g. after a MNJ).  Note that the BATCH
      capability of AIPS is designed for such usage however.

Adverbs:
  DETIME......The amount of time to delay in seconds.  Must be between
              0.01 and 1000.0 seconds.

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