AIPS HELP file for OUT2NAME in 31DEC18
As of Wed Mar 21 8:42:06 2018
Type: Adverb (String*12)
Use: Data files are stored in AIPS under logical names which have 3
parts: a 12-character "name" field, a 6-character "class" field,
and a numeric "sequence number" field. OUT2NAME is used to
specify the "name" field for the secondary output data file from a
verb or task. This adverb is handled by AIPS tasks and verbs
under special "wildcard" rules. These rules determine how the
default output name is combined with the user-specified OUT2NAME
to create the name field actually used. Except for '*', '?', and
trailing blanks (when an * is present), all characters specified
in OUT2NAME are copied to the corresponding character positions in
the final name field. A '?' in OUT2NAME causes the corresponding
character in the default name to be used. An '*' in OUT2NAME
causes 0 or more characters (as many as possible) from the default
name to be used beginning at the character position of the *. The
number of characters (excluding trailing blanks) which follow the
* in the user-specified OUT2NAME determine how many characters may
be used. For the examples, assume that the default name is
'123456789012'. Then, OUT2NAME = '*' results in an actual name of
'123456789012'. OUT2NAME = 'A?B*D' results is 'A2B45678901D' and
OUT2NAME = '?????? ASCAL' results in '123456 ASCAL'.
Null value: ' '
Taken as '*' and the "default" value for OUT2NAME is the actual
name field of the first input file (e.g. INNAME with everything
filled in) unless the Help file for the specific task or verb
SCMAP.......Images, Cleans, self-cals in an iterative loop.
UTESS.......Deconvolves polarization images by maximizing emptiness.
VTESS.......Deconvolves sets of images by the Maximum Entropy Method.