AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for DESCM in 31DEC21



As of Sat Oct 23 20:27:41 2021


DESCM: Task to reduce the size of a uv data set

INPUTS

INNAME                             Input UV file name (name)
INCLASS                            Input UV file name (class)
INSEQ             0.0     9999.0   Input UV file name (seq. #)
INDISK            0.0        9.0   Input UV file disk unit #
OUTNAME                            Output UV file name (name)
OUTCLASS                           Output UV file name (class)
OUTSEQ           -1.0     9999.0   Output UV file name (seq. #)
OUTDISK           0.0        9.0   Output UV file disk unit #.
BITER             0.0  9999999.    First vis. to copy
NITER             0.0  9999999.    Last vis. to consider.
XINC              0.0     9999.    Use every XINC'th visibility
                                   0 => 1

HELP SECTION

DESCM
Task:  DESCM copies a subset of a uv data set
Adverbs:
  INNAME.....Input UV file name (name).     Standard defaults.
  INCLASS....Input UV file name (class).    Standard defaults.
  INSEQ......Input UV file name (seq. #).   0 => highest.
  INDISK.....Disk drive # of input UV file. 0 => any.
  OUTNAME....Output UV file name (name).    Standard defaults.
  OUTCLASS...Output UV file name (class).   Standard defaults.
  OUTSEQ.....Output UV file name (seq. #).  0 => highest unique
  OUTDISK....Disk drive # of output UV file.  0 => highest with
             space for the file.
  BITER......First visibility number to copy.  0 => 1.
  NITER......Last visibility to consider.      0 => all.
  XINC.......Use every XINC'th visibility   0 => 1.

EXPLAIN SECTION

DESCM:  Task to reduce the size of a uv data set.
DOCUMENTOR: W. D. Cotton NRAO/C'ville.
RELATED PROGRAMS:  Any of the UV tasks.

                          PURPOSE

     DESCM is useful for making tests with large uv data sets
by reducing the size of the data set. It can also be used
with UVSRT and PRTUV to select data with desired
properties.

EXECUTION TIME:
     Approximately 0.63 CPU sec per 1000 vis (both read and
written).  The real time for running the task depends
on the the current load on the machine but will usually
be several times the CPU time.  The times are for an otherwise
empty VAX 11-780.

DISK SPACE:
     Number of blocks storage (B) on disk is:

             B = V * [R + C * (3 + N)] / 128

where       V = Number of visibility points
            R = # of random parameters, usually 5
            C = # of correlators, usually 4
            N = # of channels.  1 for continuum

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