AIPS HELP file for INFILE in 31DEC13
As of Sun May 19 17:47:45 2013
Type: Adverb (String*48)
Use: To specify the name of some disk file outside the usual AIPS
catalog system to be used as input to an AIPS verb or task. The
file is usually a text file giving some list of commands or
data from an external source.
Format: The name is usually given by specifying a logical device plus
directory, followed by a colon, followed by the actual file
name. Other combinations are often acceptable as well. The
logical name must be set up before entering the AIPS program and
is usually in upper case. Thus, for Unix, for example:
percent setenv MYAREA ~joeuser
for the C shell, and
$ myarea=$HOME; export MYAREA
for bourne, korn, and bash shells. Then in AIPS,
percent aips tst
INFILE = 'MYAREA:FITS.DAT'
Note that the Unix-standard $ ahead of the logical is omitted.
Other forms are now acceptable as well:
INFILE = 'FITS.DAT
will find the file in the $FITS directory (when reading or
writing FITS disk files) or in the directory local when you
started AIPS. A full path name may also be given
INFILE = '/home/primate2/egreisen/AIPS/Text.prt
if it fits in 48 characters. Note that the trailing quote mark
is left off and this is the last command on the input line so
that the case is preserved.
$ def myarea disk$res:[joeuser.aips.files]
$ aips tst
INFILE = 'MYAREA:FITS.DAT'
but, also okay are things like
INFILE = 'UMA0:[ERIC.IPOPS.JUNK]STARS.LIS'
AIPS-standard logicals like RUNFIL (AIPS/RUN area) and FITS
(often AIPS/FITS) are available also.
Under UNIX, it is now possible to read and write tape files with
other, cooperating computers. If the other computer is running
the AIPS "deamon" task TPMON, then INFILE may also take the form
where is the name of the other computer, and is
a name known to TPMON on that computer. This limitation
probably requires you to use the $FITS or $RUNFIL or other
widely known AIPS areas. (For real tape, the node name is given
in the MOUNT command instead.) This option only applies to
tapes (i.e. IMLOD, UVLOD, FITLD, TPHEAD).
Null value: ' '
Taken to mean no subsidiary file. This can be an error. For
tapes, it means use a real tape drive given by INTAPE (which
must already be MOUNTed).
AFILE........Sorts and edits MkIII correlator A-file; INFILE is
the MkIII A-file
BLING........Find residual rate and delay on individual baselines;
INFILE controls solution intervals, search windows
CL2HF........Convert CL table to HF table; INFILE is the schedule
or time tag file
CLCOR........Applies user-selected corrections to the calibration
CL table; INFILE contains coordinate corrections vs
time, atmospheric delay/rate corrections vs time,
planet names, or Earth pole corrections
CONFI........Optimize array configuration by minimum side lobes;
INFILE contains initial array configuration
DTCHK........Task to check results of a test using simulated data;
INFILE is parameter text file of DTSIM
DTSIM........Generate fake UV data; INFILE contains parameters of
array to be simulated
FARAD........Faraday rotation corrections: INFILE contains
the ionospheric data.
FIXBX........Converts a BOXFILE to another for input to IMAGR;
INFILE is previous BOXFILE with desired Clean boxes
GREYS........Plots images as contours over multi-level grey;
INFILE describes holography panel and bolt
HOLGR........Read & process holography visibility data to
telescope images; INFILE is the text file produced by
UVHOL giving holography visibilities
INDXR........Writes index file describing contents of UV data
base; INFILE gives forced scan breaaks
LDGPS........Load GPS data from an ASCII file; INFILE contains the
M3TAR........Translate Haystack MKIII VLBI format "A" TAR's into
AIPS; INFILE is the experiment information file
MK3IN........Convert MKIII VLB tapes to AIPS: INFILE is the
experiment description (stations) file.
MODVF........Task to create a warped velocity field; INFILE
contains the rotation curve and warping data.
OMFIT........Fits sources and, optionally, a self-cal model to uv
data; INFILE contains control parameters for model
PBEAM........Fits the analytic function to the measured values of
the beam; INFILE contains raster scanned visibility
data as used by UVHOL
SHADO........Calculate the shadowing of antennas at the array;
INFILE contains antenna locations as in UVCON
TECOR........Calculate ionospheric delay and Faraday rotation
corrections; INFILE contains the total electron
TFILE........Sorts and edits MkIII correlator UNIX-based A-file;
INFILE is the input A-file
USUBA........Assign subarrays within a uv-data file; INFILE can
control subarray selection
UVCON........Generate sample UV coverage given a user defined
array layout; INFILE gives antenna locations
UVFIL........Translates user uv data into AIPS - paraform.
UVSIM........Generates simulated uv data set: INFILE
describes the array to be used.
VBLIN........Translate NRAO VLB format to AIPS.
VLBAEOPS.....Corrects Earth orientation parameters; INFILE
optionally contains good Earth orientation parameters
VLBAPIPE.....Applies amplitude and phase calibration procs to VLBA
data; INFILE contains total electron content data for
use by TECOR