AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for READ in 31DEC18



As of Wed Jan 17 7:37:13 2018



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READ
Type:  Verb
Use:   To enter adverb values in free format for a list of
       variables.
Grammar: READ adv1, adv2, adv3, ..., advn
       where adv1, adv2, etc. are valid adverb names.  They
       may refer to scalars, arrays, or strings and may be
       subscripted.  AIPS will prompt you to enter values
       with a # sign.  Type as many values to a line as you
       wish and AIPS will return to normal input mode
       (prompt character >) when enough values have been read.
       Arrays are entered in storage order (see HELP ARRAY and
       HELP STRING) and character string data must be
       enclosed in quotes ( ' ).

       Care must be taken with this verb.  The data to be read must be
       entered from the input unit that issues the READ.  Thus, if
       "READ I" occurs in a simple text file that is being RUN, the
       value for I must appear in the next line of the text file - it
       is not entered from the terminal.  READ is best used in
       procedures.  Then the value to be read is placed on the input
       source that is used to invoke the procedure.  Thus, if one RUN
       file is used to define a procedure, say MYPROC, containing a
       READ and another RUN file invokes MYPROC, then that second RUN
       file must contain the values to be read.  A procedure that is
       defined in whatever way, but invoked from the interactive
       terminal will READ from the terminal.

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