AIPS HELP file for FILIT in 31DEC18
As of Tue Jun 19 17:46:16 2018
FILIT: Find Clean boxes in a set of images
INNAME Image name (name)
INCLASS Image name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Image name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Image disk drive #
NFIELD 1.0 4096.0 Number of facets per width
NGAUSS 0.0 10.0 Number Gaussian widths
BOXFILE Input box file name
OBOXFILE Output box file name
TXINC 0.0 256.0 Load every TXINC'th column
TYINC 0.0 256.0 Load every TYINC'th row
TBLC 0.0 Bottom left corner each facet
TTRC 0.0 Top right corner each facet
PIXRANGE Min,Max of image intensity
FUNCTYPE Image intensity transfer func
'LN' Linear. blank=> 'LN'
'L2' More logarithmic
'SQ' Square root
'NE' Negative linear
'NG' Negative logarithmic
'N2' Negative more log.
'NQ' Negative square root
PRTLEV 0.0 2.0 Display changed boxes?
IM2PARM Autoboxing parameters
(1) allowed # per operation
(2) island level: n * sigma
(3) peak required m * sigma
(4) limit = frac * max
(5) extend boxes by j pixels
(6) image edge skip
Use: FILIT resembles verbs FILEBOX and DFILEBOX except that it does
the loading of the TV, allows images larger than the TV display
area, and loops through all facets. It is driven by a menu that
allows zooming, manipulation of display transfer functions and
colors, roaming, switching between facets, and editing of the
current Clean boxes.
The input box file is copied to the output box file, saving any
Clean boxes in memory. Then the task loads the first facet to
the TV - in a roam mode if needed. When the roam manipulation
ends, the current display is captured in a simple image. The
current boxes for that image are displayed along with a menu.
INNAME......The input image name. Standard defaults.
INCLASS.....The input image class. The first 2-3 characters determine
a base name and the last 4-3 are a numeric field number
nnn (i.e. ICL001 or IIM012 or IC3245). Class names for
higher fields are nnn through nnn+NFIELD*NGAUSS-1. Old
style names in which the last 2 characters represent the
field number minus one in extended Hex are also
supported. If a facet other than the first is named
here, the display with start with the facet number named
in INCLASS. However, all facets from 1 to NFIELD*NGAUSS
will be available for processing.
INSEQ.......The input image sequence number. 0 => high
INDISK......The input image disk drive no. 0 => any
NFIELD......The number of fields per Gaussian width. The total
number of facets will be NFIELD * NGAUSS <= 4096.
This should be the total number represented in the box
files even if you wish to process only some of them.
NGAUSS......Number of Gaussian widths in the facets.
BOXFILE.....Input box file - defines field centers and the like (see
HELP IMAGR) and the initial set of Clean boxes.
OBOXFILE....Text file containing all non-box information from
BOXFILE plus all boxes found by FILIT. Must not exist
prior to running FILIT and will be forced to be unequal
BOXFILE (by appending letter O if needed). Blank ->
BOXFILE with appended letter oh.
TXINC.......Load every TXINC'th column beginning at TBLC, 0 -> 1.
TYINC.......Load every TYINC'th row beginning at TBLC, 0 -> 1
TBLC........The bottom left-hand pixel of the input image(s) which
becomes the bottom left corner of the subimage
processed. The value 0 means 1. The output boxes will
be in true image X,Y pixels. Use this to select planes
in a cube - but note that the plane number is not
recorded in the box file.
TTRC........The top right-hand pixel of the input image which
becomes the top right corner of the subimage processed.
The value 0 means to use the full axis dimension on that
PIXRANGE....Min,Max intensity to display. 0 => entire range.
FUNCTYPE....Image intensity transfer function
'LN' => linear; 'NE' => negative lin.
'LG' => log; 'NG' => negative log;
'L2' => extreme log; 'N2' => negative extra log;
'SQ' => square root,; 'NQ' => negative square root;
others => linear.
PRTLEV......Display the changed boxes on each REBOX and DELBOX?
0 => no display, 1 => on message terminal only,
2 => in message file too
IM2PARM.....Auto-Clean boxing, values can be changed interactively:
(1) FILIT can create Clean boxes automatically. It
will find no more than the strongest IM2PARM(1)
boxes each time it looks. It ignores pixels
already in boxes. Limit 200.
(2) The auto-boxing starts by finding islands of emission
> IM2PARM(2) * rms in the residual image. This
defines the size of the box if it is accepted.
( 0 -> 3.0 )
(3) A box can only be accepted if its peak brightness is
> IM2PARM(3) * rms in the residual. A box is also
accepted only if the peak in it is not already in a
Clean box. < IM2PARM(2) -> IM2PARM(2) + 2.0
(4) A box is also only accepted if its peak brightness is
> IM2PARM(4) * maximum residual in the whole image
not already in a box. < 0.01 or > 0.9 -> 0.1
(5) The box determined by the island may be extended
outward in all directions by IM2PARM(5) pixels.
< -1 => 1. Note that -1 means compressed by 1 in
radius or in all directions for rectangles.
(6) The image is examined only in an ellipse (circle if
IMSIZE(1) = IMSIZE(2)) of radius in X of IMSIZE(1)/2
- IM2PARM(6) and in Y of IMSIZE(2)/2 - IM2PARM(6).
= 0 -> 5; < 0 => no inscribed ellipse.
FILIT: Interactive editing of Clean boxes for a set of facet images
Documenter: E. W. Greisen NRAO
Related Programs: SABOX, BOXES, FIXBX
Related Verbs: TVBOX, REBOX, DELBOX, FILEBOX, DFILEBOX, DRAWBOX
FILIT combines a number of Clean-box manipulation operations in a
convenient TV-menu driven operation. It accepts a group of related
images, usually facets, named with class XXXnnn, for nnn given by
INCLASS to nnn + NFIELD-1. It begins by loading INCLASS to the AIPS
TV, either as a normal TVLOAD if the full image fits on the TV screen
or in a TVROAM mode. In the latter, the TV cursor controls the
selection of the subimage that is visible. When button D is hit, the
roam stops and the visible image is captured to image plane 1. The
current Clean boxes (defined by BOXFILE) are displayed if they are
visible in the current subimage. A variety of box editing and image
enhancement operations are available from a TV menu. Hit button A, B,
or C to select an operation or button D for on-line help information.
The image may be REROAMed to allow selection of another subimage and
continued box editing. The number of boxes and their values when a
facet is selected are saved and may be restored until a new facet is
selected. The menu then allows you to switch to the next higher or
lower numbered facet - again beginning in roam mode if necessary.
The interactive options appear in one column. They are
| EXIT | to write the revised Clean boxes to OBOXFILE
and exit the task
| OFFZOOM | turn off any zoom magnification
| OFFTRAN | turn off any black & white enhancement
| OFFCOLOR | turn off any pseudo-coloring
| TVFIDDLE | as in AIPS, allows zoom, pseudo-color or
black and white enhancement
| TVZOOM | interactive zoom magnification and center
| TVTRAN | black and white enhancement as in AIPS
| TVPSEUDO | many pseudo-colorings as in AIPS
| TVFLAME | flame-like pseudo-colorings as in AIPS
| CURVALUE | display image intensity, pixel x/y at cursor
| REBOX | box editing mode as in AIPS to create or change
| DELBOX | box editing mode as in AIPS to delete boxes
| AUTOBOX | find some new boxes auto-magically
| AUTOBOX PARMS | change the auto-box control parameters
| DEL ALL BOXES | delete all boxes for this facet
| RESET BOXES | restore boxes to state when this facet was selected
| CHECK BOXES | delete boxes that overlap in separate facets
| NEXT FACET | to switch to displaying/editing the next higher
| LAST FACET | to switch to displaying/editing the next lower
| ENTER FACET | to type in the facet number for the next facet to
| REROAM | to roam in the current image to select a new
subimage (option appears only for large images)
RESET BOXES is a special function. When facet n is chosen, the boxes
for that facet are remembered and may be restored replacing any
changes so long as you do not select a new facet. You can DEL ALL
BOXES and get them back, you can add lots of boxes with AUTOBOX and
get rid of them, etc. --- so long as you do not select another facet.
You can freeze in the current boxes for facet n by selecting another
facet (e.g. n+1) and then coming back to n. The initial boxes from
the previous visit to n are forgotten and replaced first by the boxes
in facet n+1 and then by the current boxes in facet n.