AIPS HELP file for RSPEC in 31DEC20
As of Sat Feb 22 16:08:36 2020
RSPEC: Task to plot spectrum of the rms of an image
USERID -32000.0 32000.0 User ID. ignored
INNAME Image name (name)
INCLASS Image name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Image name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Disk drive #
BLC 0.0 4096.0 Bottom left corner 0->use all
TRC 0.0 4096.0 Top right corner 0 -> use all
DOINVERS -1.0 1.0 > 0 compute outside BLC/TRC
OPTYPE 'MEDI' median window
'LOW' use tight limits in rms
else use less tight limits
OPCODE ' ' => RMS
'WEIT' => WEIGHT=1/(RMS**2)
DOOUTPUT -1.0 1.0 > 0 => write S/N data cube
OUTNAME Output name(name).
OUTCLASS Output name(class).
OUTSEQ -1.0 9999.0 Output name(seq. #).
0 => highest unique
OUTDISK Output image disk drive #
0 => highest with room
PIXRANGE Range of intensities to plot
ZINC -8192.0 8192.0 Increment on freq axis.
< 0 => invert Z axis in plot
SMOOTH Frequency smoothing function
LTYPE -410.0 410.0 Type of labeling: 1 border,
2 no ticks, 3 standard, 4 rel
to center, 5 rel to subim cen
6 pixels, 7-10 as 3-6 with
only tick labels
<0 -> no date/time
DOCENTER -1.0 1.0 > 0 => plot with box-like
lines, else plot line to
DOTV -1.0 1.0 > 0 Do plot on the TV, else
make a plot file
GRCHAN 0.0 8.0 Graphics channel 0 => 1.
DOPRINT -3.0 132.0 > 0 => use the terminal, 0 =>
no output, < 0 => printer or
file, > 72 => terminal width
Printer disk file to save
DOSLICE -1.0 2.0 > 0 => save as SLice file
XYRATIO 0.0 Stretch the X axis wrt Y axis
0 -> 1.33
Use : Task to plot and print the rms of an area in the first two axes
of an image as a function of location on the third axis of an
image. It is probably best to set the area to the full image.
The image is read into memory one plane at a time and the rms
found by robust means. The spectrum will be placed in a plot
file and can be displayed with the display task of the user's
choice. Note that the third axis does not have to be a
spectral-line axis - all standard axis types are allowed.
If the third axis is FQID, the plots made will be adjusted to a
frequency axis with points placed appropriately. Slices made
will be interpolated onto a regular frequency grid.
USERID......User ID of owner of image. Ignored.
INNAME......Image name(name). blank => any
INCLASS.....Image name(class). blank => any
INSEQ.......Image name(seq. #). 0 => any
INDISK......Disk drive # of image. 0 => any
BLC.........The Bottom Left-hand pixel of the subarray of the image to
be plotted. The value (0,0,...) means (1,1,1,1,1,1,1).
Axes 3-7 are used normally - e.g. BLC(3) to TRC(3)
defines the channels to be plotted.
TRC.........The Top Right-hand pixel of the subarray of the image to
be plotted. The value (0,0,...) means the top right hand
corner of the entire image.
DOINVERS....> 0 => compute the rms over each image plane OUTSIDE
the area BLC(1)-TRC(1) by BLC(2)-TRC(2).
OPTYPE......= 'MEDI' => a median selection is done followed by a
median selection on the absolute value of
the difference from the median using a new,
faster method of doing medians.
= 'LOW' => a robust mean and rms are done with the
final iteration ignoring points more than
1.5 sigma from the mean
= other => a robust mean and rms are done with the
final iteration ignoring points more than
2.5 sigma from the mean.
The MEDI operation is faster than the other two
methods. However, the robust methods will be more
successful at ignoring signal portions of the image to
return the true "noise" in the image. A median will be
skewed if a significant number of pixels have real
signal. The LOW method will return a lower "rms" in
part because it ignores more of the distribution. It
may get into convergence trouble if the image has lots
of areas of real signal. The default method should have
less trouble with convergence because it is less
agressive at all stages.
OPCODE..... Operation code.
' ' => RMS
'WEIT'= > the evaluated RMSs are recalculated to
DOOUTPUT....> 0 => write an output image cube of S/N.
OUTNAME.....Output name of image(name). Standard defaults.
OUTCLASS....Output name of image(class). Standard defaults.
OUTSEQ......Output name of image(seq. #). 0 => highest unique
OUTDISK.....Disk drive # of Output image. 0 => highest with
PIXRANGE....Range of pixel values to plot; values below PIXR(1) are
set to PIXR(1), values above PIXR(2) are set to PIXR(2).
PIXR(1) >= PIXR(2) implies use the full range of pixel
values in the image.
ZINC........Increment between plotted pixels on 3rd axis.
If < 0, abs(ZINC) is used and the Z axis is inverted
when listing and plotting.
SMOOTH.....Specifies the type of spectral smoothing to be applied to
a uv database . The default is not to apply any smoothing.
The elements of SMOOTH are as follows:
SMOOTH(1) = type of smoothing to apply: 0 => no smoothing
1 => Hanning, 2 => Gaussian, 3 => Boxcar, 4 => Sinc
5 => Hanning, 6 => Gaussian, 7 => Boxcar, 8 => Sinc
SMOOTH(2) = the "diameter" of the function, i.e. width
between first nulls of Hanning triangle and sinc
function, FWHM of Gaussian, width of Boxcar. Defaults
(if < 0.1) are 4, 2, 2 and 3 channels for SMOOTH(1) =
1 - 4 and 5 - 8, resp.
SMOOTH(3) = the diameter over which the convolving
function has value - in channels. Defaults: 1,3,1,4
times SMOOTH(2) used when input SMOOTH(3) < net
LTYPE.......Labelling type, see HELP LTYPE for details:
1 = border, 2 = no ticks, 3 or 7 = standard, 4 or 8 =
relative to ref. pixel, 5 or 9 = relative to subimage
(BLC, TRC) center, 6 or 10 = pixels. 7-10 all labels
other than tick numbers and axis type are omitted.
Less than 0 is the same except that the plot file
version number and create time are omitted.
Add n * 100 to alter the metric scaling.
DOCENTER....False (<= 0) means to draw plot lines between the data
points of the "spectrum" producing a jagged looking plot.
True (> 0) means to plot 1-channel horizontal lines
centered on each data point and connected to adjacent
points by vertical lines producing a histogram-like plot.
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.
DOPRINT.....False (<= 0) use the line printer if OUTPRINT = ' ' else
write named OUTPRINT file only. When OUTPRINT is not
blank, DOPRINT=-2 suppresses the page-feed character
on page headers and DOPRINT=-3 suppresses page
headers and most other header information.
DOPRINT=-3 is especially recommended for OPCODE='WEIT'.
In this case, the OUTPRINT file does not include any
extra lines at the top and therefore is ready for
using as the input file for a task such as FARS.
When OUTPRINT is blank, the line printer will be
used. RSPEC now counts the lines to be printed
before printing any and asks for permission to
continue if the count > 500.
True (> 0) use the terminal interactively. The task will
use the actual terminal width as a display limit
unless 72 < DOPRINT < width. In that case, the
display limit will be DOPRINT 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
DOSLICE.....> 0 => save the spectrum as a SLice file suitable for
the usual plotting and fitting done on slices.
XYRATIO.....The ratio of the axes X to Y in the plot. 1.0 makes a
square plot. 0 -> 1.3 (about the usual ratio of X to Y
on the TV screen or A format paper).