AIPS HELP file for ZAMAN in 31DEC18
As of Sat Jan 20 7:46:02 2018
ZAMAN: Fits 1-D Zeeman model to absorption images of I and V
INNAME Input V image name (name)
INCLASS Input V image name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Input V image name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Input V image disk unit #
IN2NAME Input I image name (name)
IN2CLASS Input I image name (class)
IN2SEQ 0.0 9999.0 Input I image name (seq. #)
IN2DISK 0.0 9.0 Input I image disk unit #
OUTNAME Output image name (name)
OUTCLASS Output image name (class)
OUTSEQ -1.0 9999.0 Output image name (seq. #)
OUTDISK 0.0 9.0 Output image disk unit #.
BLC Bottom left corner of input
TRC Top right corner of input
FLUX 0.0 Flux cutoff (see HELP)
INVERS 0.0 ZE table versions
OPTYPE 'GAUS', '2SID', other
IN2VERS 0.0 Mode GAUS: input XG table
DOCONT -2.0 1.0 not = -2 -> V contains
leakage from full continuum
DOOUTPUT -1.0 7.0 Write corrected image: bit 1
write parameter img: bit 2
Write residual image: bit 3
DOTV -1.0 2.0 Plot data on TV; 2 => use
TV not terminal for questions
RMSLIMIT Switch from automatic to
interactive if rms > RMSLIMIT
BADDISK Disk to avoid for scratch
Task: Fits one-dimensional Zeeman model to spectral absorption-line
cubes. The simplest model is
V(c) = A * I(c) + 0.5 * B * dI(c)/dc
where c is spectral channel or frequency and A and B are
determined for each celestial coordinate by a least-squares
fitting routine. If the I image has been through XGAUS, then a
more complicated model may be fit:
V(c) = A * I(c) + I(c) * 0.5 * sum [- B_i * dt_i/dc ]
where the i loops from 1 to the number of Gaussians fit at
each celestial pixel. I is the actual observed unpolarized
brightness while t_i is the Gaussian optical depth of the i'th
ZAMAN can be run in a batch mode in which it simply finds the
solution to the above models and writes out images of the
parameters, of a corrected V cube, and of the residual. If
DOTV is true, it will use an interactive mode to display each
fit and ask whether the solution should be kept or marked bad.
When you get tired of the interaction, you can turn off the TV
and fit the rest of the cube in the batch mode. Interactivity
will then resume, displaying images of the parameters and
allowing you to flag more solutions interactively.
Like XGAUS, ZAMAN works with a table of solutions called a ZE
table for ZAMAN. It begins by filling in the table with null
solutions and then calls a routine to determine solutions pixel
by pixel for those pixels which are strong enough (FLUX). This
can be run interactively or in batch and one can turn off
interactivity after establishing that all is working well.
After all pixels are fit, the task will go into an image
display and editing phase using the TV, but only if the task is
started with DOTV true. You can refit or flag selected
solutions at this stage. Finally, selected output images are
written from the fit. Note, during interaction you may simply
quit for now and resulme at some later time using the table
which has already been partially (or fully) filled in.
ZAMAN may be restarted using the ZE file either resuming the
sequential fitting (if it was not completed or using a lower
value of FLUX or a different region selected by BLC/TRC) or
dropping into the edit stage directly. Unlike XGAUS, ZAMAN
does not allow changing the value of NGAUS - the fit is linear
and the number of Gaussians is set in XGAUS in the XG table,
not in ZAMAN, so this option would not be useful.
Details of the interactive operation and options are described
in the EXPLAIN file. See also AIPS Memo 118, "Modeling
spectral cubes in AIPS", January 2016 for a more detailed
description of the use of this task.
INNAME.....Transposed V image name (name). Standard defaults.
INCLASS....Transposed V image name (class). Standard defaults.
INSEQ......Transposed V image name (seq. #). 0 => highest.
INDISK.....Transposed V image disk #. 0 => any.
IN2NAME....Transposed I image name (name). Standard defaults.
IN2CLASS...Transposed I image name (class). Standard defaults.
IN2SEQ.....Transposed I image name (seq. #). 0 => highest.
IN2DISK....Transposed I image disk #. 0 => any.
OUTNAME....Output image name (name). Standard defaults.
OUTCLASS...Output image name (class). Standard defaults.
Used only for the corrected V cube. The OUTCLASSes for
the fit parameters are GAIN and FIELDn for A and B_n.
OUTSEQ.....Output image name (seq. #). 0 => highest unique.
OUTDISK....Disk drive # of output image. 0 => highest number with
BLC........Bottom right corner in input image of desired subimage.
Default is entire image. NOTE: the entire input image
(axes 2 and 3) enters into the ZE table. You may
restrict the pixels fit in this execution with BLC and
TRC, including which spectral channels are used.
TRC........Top right corner in input image of desired subimage.
Default is entire image.
FLUX.......A flux cutoff in the same units as the input I image
(i.e. Jy/beam). If a row does not have three consecutive
points above this level in I polarization, no fit is done
to the row.
INVERS.....ZE table version: 0 => make a new one.
OPTYPE.....'GAUS' use a pre-computed XG table (from XGAUSS) to do
the second model above.
'2SID' do the first model using a "2-sided" derivative:
dI(c)/dc = 0.5 * (I(c+1) - I(c-1))
else: do the first model using a "1-sided" derivative
dI(c)/dc = I(c) - I(c-1)
IN2VERS....For OPTYPe='GAUS' only: Input XG table version 0 -> high
DOCONT.....= -2 => subtract continuum of Ipol from the Ipol data
and solve for leakage gain of the remainder
This can only work with OPTYPE='GAUS' in which the
"continuum" is known.
else => solve for leakage gain using the full Ipol value
NOTE: normal value is 1. Use -2 only if Vpol image
cube was computed from continuum subtracted visibilities.
DOOUTPUT...= 1,3,5, or 7 requests that the V image be corrected by
the solution for A and written out using class
= 2,3,6, or 7 requests that the model images (A, B_i) be
written out as cataloged images with classes
GAIN and FIELDi.
= 4,5,6, or 7 requests that the residual (data-model)
image be written out as a cataloged image with
Note that DOOUTPUT can be changed interactively during
the imaging portion of the task (if DOTV > 0) and the
value of the adverb at exit is all that matters.
DOTV.......False (<= 0) causes the task to run in a batch mode.
True (> 0) implies plot the data and fits on the TV
> 1.5 => conduct most questions via TV menus rather than
RMSLIMIT...When the fitting has been told to continue without the
TV, switch interactive mode back on whenever the Q
and/or U rms exceeds RMSLIMIT. 0 -> 1000000.
BADDISK....Disk drives to avoid for scratch files.
ZAMAN: One-dimensional Zeeman fitting of I and V cubes
Documenter: E. W. Greisen NRAO
Related Programs: CUBIT, GAL, IMFIT, JMFIT, SAD, SLFIT, XGAUS
At present, ZAMAN assumes that there are at most 3 axes with more than
one pixel in the input image.
ZAMAN begins by making a ZE table containing one row for every pixel
in the input plane from axes 2 and 3. Each row of the table is
initialized with the peak value in each row of the input Ipol image,
where the "peak" is the largest value for 3 adjacent pixels. Then
ZAMAN begins fitting those rows having a peak value above FLUX.
Initial guesses for each fit are found from the row data or from a
previous fit. The interactive mode is recommended strongly to let you
watch the initial solutions. You may turn the interactive fitting
mode off if all is going well. After each input image row is fit, the
results are added to the ZE table immediately. This allows the
interactive user to quit at any time and then restart the process
later (set INVERS to point at the pre-existing ZE table which you
intend to modify).
Finally, when all pixels have been fit, ZAMAN enters an interactive
routine designed to improve the results before any output images are
written. However, before describing that function, we need to provide
details of the interactive fitting of each row of the input image.
This process is followed whenever a row is fit in the initial fitting
and in the result editing function.
For each row, the first step in the fitting process is to determine an
initial guess non-interactively. If ZAMAN is currently in interactive
mode, the next steps are:
1. The input data are plotted on the TV in graphics plane 1
(usually yellow), with the I spectrum above and the V spectrum
below. The initial guess is added to the V spectrum using
graphics plane 2 (usually green).
2. ZAMAN then asks in the TV (DOTV=2) or the AIPS window for
instructions. If you click BAD on the TV or your answer in the
terminal window begins with B or b, ZAMAN will mark this pixel
as bad. If you click QUIT or your answer begins with Q or q,
ZAMAN will simply exit, allowing you to restart it at a later
time. If you click DO FIT or your answer is anything else,
e.g. a simple carriage return ("Enter"), ZAMAN goes on.
3. ZAMAN proceeds to call a **linear** least squares fitting
routine to determine the parameters that appear to fit the data
best. The answers are then checked to see if they are
"reasonable" - a small enough RMS and a gain under 25 percent.
5. If the result is unreasonable and the current mode is not
interactive, the interactive mode is turned back on (with a
message and a display of the answers in the message terminal
window) and ZAMAN returns to step 1.
6. If the current mode is interactive, the final model is added to
the plot using graphics channel 4 (usually cyan). In the input
terminal, you are then told if the answers are "unreasonable"
and are shown the answers, reasonable or not. You are then
offered a variety of choices. If your response begins with:
a) B or b - the solution is marked as bad and ZAMAN goes on
to the next input row (BAD on the TV).
b) Q or q - ZAMAN exits cleanly, leaving the XG table to be
worked on again at a later time (QUIT on the
c) T or t - ZAMAN turns off the interactive mode and does
solutions in a batch-like fashion until an
unreasonable solution is found or it finishes
the current function (TVOFF on the TV).
d) H or h - ZAMAN prompts you to enter the parameters for
each component. You enter the gain (unitless,
from 0 to 1) and either the average "field" (in
pixels) when not using the 'GAUS' mmode or the
"field" for each Gaussian (also in pixels).
This is called HAND in the TV menu.
e) Anything else - ZAMAN saves the answer (with
uncertainties) and goes on to the next input
row (called GOOD in the TV menu).
After all pixels that are strong enough have been given a solution,
ZAMAN enters a menu-driven function. The menu has in the left column:
| EXIT | Exit ZAMAN, writing output images if DOOUTPUT is
now > 0.
| SET MAX RES | Set maximum residual for okay solutions
| SET GAIN RANGE | Set range for okay gain solutions
| SET FIELD RANGE | Set "field" range(s) for okay solutions
| SET MAX ERR FLD | Set maximum error(s) in field for okay solutions
| REDO ALL | Re-do all solutions which are not okay
| FLAG ALL | Mark bad all solutions which are not okay
| OFF ZOOM | Turn of TV zoom
| OFF TRANSFER | Turn off black & white and color TV enhancements
| SET DOOUTPUT | Increment DOOUTPUT in loop 0-7 - with 1, 3, 5,
and 7 causing a gain-corrected V cube; 2, 3, 6,
and 7 parameter images; and 4, 5, 6, and 7
causing residual images to be written on EXIT
| ADD TO LIST | Type in output pixel coordinates to add to list
| SHOW LIST | Display coordinates in list
| REDO LIST | Re-do solutions for all pixels in list
| FLAG LIST | Flag solutions for all pixels in list
Three editing concepts are present in this menu. The first is to
establish what parameter values (peak residual, gain values, field
values, and error in fields) for each component constitute an "okay"
solution. The selected limits are displayed above the menu. Then you
can choose to try to REDO ALL solutions which are not okay or simply
FLAG ALL, marking them as bad. The second concept is to create a list
of up to 1000 pixels which are thought to have some problem. You can
enter these pixels by hand (or remove pixels from the list by hand)
with ADD TO LIST. A faster way to add to the list is to show the
image of some parameter and then select interesting pixels while doing
CURVALUE (see below). The list of pixels can be re-done (REDO LIST)
or marked as bad (FLAG LIST). The list is cleared by these operations
so you can make a new list as needed.
The right hand column of options include:
| SHOW IMAGE G | Enter image interaction with gain
| SHOW IMAGE EG | Enter image interaction with error in gain
| SHOW IMAGE F1 | Enter image interaction with "field" of
| SHOW IMAGE EF1 | Enter image interaction with error in "field"
of component 1
For 'GAUS' mode, appropriate additional choices are offered.
When you select one of the above options, the above menus are turned
off, the image plane maintained in memory is displayed on the TV
screen, and a new menu is displayed. If offers:
| RETURN | Return to the above menus, image stays displayed
| LOAD AS SQ | Re-load image with square root transfer function
| LOAD AS LG | Re-load image with log transfer function
| LOAD AS L2 | Re-load image with extreme log transfer function
| LOAD AS LN | Re-load image with linear transfer function
| SET WINDOW | Set a sub-image to view
| RESET WINDOW | Return to viewing the full image
| OFF TRANSF | Turn off enhancement done with TVTRANSF
| OFF COLOR | Turn off color enhancements
| TVTRANSF | Black & white image enhancement
| TVPSEUDO | Color enhancement of numerous sorts
| TVPHLAME | Color enhancement of flame type, multiple colors
| TVZOOM | Interactive zooming and centering of image
| CURVALUE | Display value under cursor, mark pixels for list
| NEXT WINDOW | Move to next window into large images
Only one of the LOAD AS xx options is offered - SQ when the current
function type is LN, LG when the current function type is SQ, L2 when
the current function type is LG, and LN when the current type is L2.
Selecting this option, reloads the image with the newly selection
function type and changes the menu option accordingly. The options
OFF TRANSF through TVZOOM are essentially the same as the
corresponding verbs in AIPS. CURVALUE is like the verb of that name,
but, when you press buttons A or B, the pixel under the cursor is
added to the editing list.
Very large images may not be able to fit on your TV. When the image
exceeds the size of the TV, the top line will show the component
number followed by a subimage number in parentheses and the NEXT
WINDOW option will appear. The first sub-images displayed is called
number 0 and shows the full image every n'th pixel in X and Y.
Sub-image 1 begins at the lower left, moves right, then back to the
left and up, and so forth until the top right is reached. Every pixel
is displayed in these sub-images. Use the NEXT WINDOW option to step
through the sub-images in a circular fashion.