AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for PRTAN in 31DEC19



As of Wed Oct 23 3:51:36 2019


PRTAN: Task to print the Antenna (AN) extension of a uv file.

INPUTS

INNAME                             Image name (name)
INCLASS                            Image name (class)
INSEQ             0.0    9999.0    Image name (seq. #)
INDISK            0.0       9.0    Disk drive #
INVERS           -5.0   46655.0    AN file ver. #
NPRINT           -5.0   32767.0    No. records to print 0 => all
DOCRT            -3.0     132.0    > 0 => use terminal instead
                                   > 72 => terminal width
OUTPRINT
                                   Printer disk file to save
DOBTWEEN         -1.0       1.0    > 0 -> print relative antenna
                                   positions also
DOPLOT           -1.0       2.0    > 0 -> make plot
FUNCTYPE                           'LG' else linear plot
DOTV             -1.0       1.0    > Make the plot on the TV
GRCHAN            0.0       8.0    TV Graphics channel:
                                      0 => several
SYMBOL          0.0        24.0    Plot symbol number: 1 - 24
FACTOR        -10.0        10.0    Scale plot symbols by FACTOR
PIXRANGE                           Limit X and Y plots to
                                   PIXR(1) to PIXR(2) meters
XYRATIO                            X/Y scaling ratio

HELP SECTION

PRTAN
Type:  Task
Use:   PRTAN prints on the line printer the antenna file (extension
       file type 'AN') associated with a UV data set.  For the VLA it
       will make a printer plot of the relative antenna locations.

       If requested it will make a plot file or TV plot of the relative
       antenna locations.  The task determines the average Bx, By, and
       Bz and subtracts them from the antenna coordinates.  It then
       plots the relative Bx against the relative By / sin(declination).
       This plot is less meaningful for VLBI due to the extreme
       distances but it can give a general idea.

Adverbs:
  INNAME.....Image name (name).      Standard defaults.
  INCLASS....Image name (class).     Standard defaults.
  INSEQ......Image name (seq. #).    0 => highest.
  INDISK.....Disk drive # of image.  0 => any.
  INVERS.....AN file ver. #          0 => highest.
  NPRINT.....Number of antenna records to list,  0 => all.
  DOCRT......False (<= 0) use the line printer if OUTPRINT = ' '
                   else write named OUTPRINT file only.
                   When OUTPRINT is not blank, DOCRT=-2 suppresses the
                   page-feed character on page headers and DOCRT=-3
                   suppresses page headers and most other header
                   information.
             True  (> 0) use the terminal interactively.  The task will
                   use the actual terminal width as a display limit
                   unless 72 < DOCRT < width.  In that case, the display
                   limit will be DOCRT characters.
  OUTPRINT...Disk file name in which to save the line printer output.
             ' ' => use scratch and print immediately for interactive
             jobs - batch jobs use OUTPRINT = 'PRTFIL:BATCHjjj.nnn'
             (jjj= job #, nnn = user #).  When OUTPRINT is not blank,
             multiple outputs are concatenated, and the file is not
             actually printed.
  DOBTWEEN...> 0 means for the task to print the antenna coordinates a
             second time with the coordinates altered when the input
             coordinates are wrt the Earth's center.  For the EVLA,
             the traditional array center (FILLM) is subtracted from
             the Earth-centered antenna coordinates now used.  For
             other arrays, the the second display is with respect to
             the average of the antenna coordinates in the file.
             These surface-centric coordinates are rotated to be
             relative to the longitude of the center.
  DOPLOT.....> 0 => make a plot file or plot on the TV of the relative
                    X and Y positions of the antennas
             = 2 => make the plot scale the same on the X and Y axes
  FUNCTYPE...'LG' -> plot the antenna coordinates with the LOG of the
                   ;radius from the "center'  else linear.
  DOTV.......> 0 => plot directly on the TV device, otherwise make a
             plot file for later display on one or more devices
             (including the TV if desired).
  GRCHAN.....Graphics channel (1 - 7) to use for line drawing.
             0 -> 1 for labeling, 2 for antenna numbers and 4 for
             symbols if any.
  SYMBOL.....1: Plus sign (default)   12: Five pointed star
             2: Cross (X)             13: Star of David
             3: Circle                14: Seven-pointed star
             4: Box                   15: Eight-pointed star
             5: Triangle              16: Nine-pointed star
             6: Diamond               17: Ten-pointed star
             7: Pentagon              18: 11-pointed star
             8: Hexagon               19: 12-pointed star
             9: Septagon              20: 13-pointed star
             10: Octagon              21: 14-pointed star
             11: Nine-gon             22: Plus with gap
                                      23: vertical line
                                      24: Cross with gap
             0 -> none (just plot antenna numbers)
  FACTOR.....Scale plot symbols by FACTOR     0 -> 1.
  PIXRANGE...If PIXR(2) > PIXR(1), limit both X and Y plots to PIXR(1)
             to PIXR(2) in meters.  The main use of this option would be
             to blow up a section of the plot in order to distinguish
             closely spaced antennas.
  XYRATIO....X/Y scaling ratio.  0 -> 1 plot files, -> TV ratio on TV
             Using 1 is often a good idea.

EXPLAIN SECTION

PRTAN:  Task to print the Antenna (AN) ext. of a uv file.
Documentor: E.B.Fomalont
Related Programs: FITTP, IMHEADER, EXTLIST, EXTDES

                         PURPOSE

     PRTAN will list antenna parameters associated with a
uv-data base.  This file is an extension file of the type 'AN'.
If the u-v data is a concatenation of several data bases, there
will be many 'AN' file version, one for each of the original
data bases.

     The output consists of two parts.  First, the header of
about six lines lists the file name and general array parameters
such as polar motion parameters, clock offsets, earth rotation
rates, etc; most of which are VLB specific.  Then, parameters
associated with each antenna are listen.  For VLA observations
the useful data includes telescope number, station, baseline
parameters in meters.  Other information is VLB specific.

NPRINT
     NPRINT number of antennas will be listed.  If NPRINT=0, all
antennas will be listed.  Each 'AN' extension version must be
run separately.

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