AIPS HELP file for OBOXFILE in 31DEC22
As of Thu Jun 1 10:32:40 2023
Type: Adverb (String*48)
Use: To specify the name of a disk text file outside the usual AIPS
catalog system to be used to write the Cleaning areas set during
execution of imaging tasks. Each time boxes are changed in a task
they are written to the OBOXFILE, replacing whatever box values
were present. Any lines in the file not describing Clean boxes
are retained. In other words, one can use OBOXFILE = BOXFILE
without losing the comment lines and the lines setting field
IMAGR will copy all of BOXFILE to OBOXFILE if the OBOXFILE does
not exist when IMAGR starts.
The boxes are specified by giving the field number left justified
in column one followed by, for rectangular fields, the bottom left
corner x and y and top right corner x and y pixel numbers of the
field or, for circular fields, a -1 to signify circular, the
radius in pixels, and the center x and y in pixel number for the
Format: The name is usually given by specifying a logical name,
followed by a colon, followed by the actual file name. In Unix,
logicals are environment variables. The logical name must be
set up before entering the AIPS program and is usually in upper
case. Thus, for example:
percent setenv MYAREA ~joeuser
for the C shell, or
$ myarea=$HOME; export MYAREA
for bourne, korn, and bash shells. Then in AIPS,
OBOXFILE = 'MYAREA:CASA.OUTBOX'
Note that the Unix-standard $ ahead of the logical is omitted.
Other forms are now acceptable as well:
OBOXFILE = 'CASA.OUTBOX
will find the file in the directory local when you started AIPS.
A full path name may also be given
INFILE = '/home/primate2/egreisen/AIPS/CASA.outbox
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.
IMAGR offers the option of OBOXFILE = 'ENVNAME:' which will
append a unique name in the specified directory using the date
and time. IMAGR also allows OBOXFILE to be changed by TELL.
Null value: ' '
Taken to mean no subsidiary file. This is an error to BOXES and
FIXBX, set to BOXFILE in SABOX, and means no output box files for
IMAGR, SCMAP, and SCIMG.
BOXES........Adds Clean boxes to BOXFILE around sources from a list.
FILIT........Interactive BOXFILE editing with facet images.
FIXBX........Converts a BOXFILE to another for input to IMAGR.
IMAGR........Fourier transforms and Cleans uv data with wide-field,
interactive TV, and data weighting options.
SABOX........Create box file from source islands in facet images.
SCIMG........Iterative self-calibration and imaging with editing and
other interactive options, multiple fields.
SCMAP........Iterative self-calibration and imaging with editing and
other interactive options, one field.
LINIMAGE.....Build image cube from multi-IF data set.
See also BOXFILE, IMAGR, SCMAP, and FILEBOX.