AIPS HELP file for PRTAB in 31DEC22
As of Tue Nov 28 23:18:17 2023
PRTAB: Task to print any table-format extension file
INNAME Image name (name)
INCLASS Image name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Image name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Disk drive #
INEXT Extension type
INVERS -5.0 46655.0 Extension file version #
BPRINT 0.0 First row number to print
EPRINT 0.0 Last row number to print
XINC 0.0 32767. Increment between rows
NDIG -10.0 10.0 > 3 => extended precision
<=0 => use F not exp format
DOCRT -3.0 132.0 If > 0, write to CRT
> 72 => CRT line width
Printer disk file to save
DOHMS -1.0 2.0 If > 0 print times with
NCOUNT 0.0 Print the first NCOUNT values
in a cell plus
BDROP 0.0 values BDROP through
EDROP 0.0 EDROP (if appropriate)
BOX List of columns to be printed
0 -> all.
DOFLAG -1.0 > 0 => list flagged rows too
RPARM Limit print to rows matching
(1) column, (2) subscript,
(3) value, (4) allowed
mismatch, (5-8) 2nd test
(9-12) 3rd test, etc.
KEYSTRNG String to match
DOINVERS -1.0 1.0 > 0 print if not match, else
print only if match
Use: PRTAB prints on the line printer or terminal the rows of any
extension file having a tables format.
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.
INEXT......Extension file type ' ' => 'TA'
INVERS.....Extension file version # 0 => highest.
BPRINT.....First row to list. 0 => 1.
EPRINT.....Last row to list. < BPRINT => to end.
XINC.......Increment in row number between listings.
<= 0 => 1.
NDIG.......If 0 < NDIG <= 3, the formats 1PE10.3 and 1PD13.6 are
used for single and double precision floats. To see more
digits, NDIG > 3 causes 1PE13.6 and 1PD17.10 to be used.
The added digits may be significant in some tables.
If -3 <= NDIG <= 0, suitable non-exponential formats will
be used when possible. Exponential will still be used
for numbers all of which are very small. NDIG < -3 can
use additional digits if needed to reresent the smallest
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. When OUTPRINT is blank, the line
printer will be used. PRTAB 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 < 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
DOHMS......If DOHMS is false (<=0), the times in the output will
be printed in days. If DOHMS > 0, they will be
printed in the form hh:mm:ss.s. This is done for any
column having units of DAYS and a header which starts with
By default, PRTAB prints all elements in a cell of a table, one element
per line. The next three adverbs may be used to print elements 1-n1 and
n2-n3 only. **** Defaults for these 3 are set only if all 3 are zero
or n1 <= 0 and n3= n2, then n1 = max (1, n1). ****
NCOUNT.....Elements 1 through NCOUNT are printed for each selected
cell in the table. 0 => 100000.
BDROP......Additionally, elements BDROP through EDROP are also
printed. 0 => 1.
EDROP......Additionally, elements BDROP through EDROP are also
printed. < BDROP => 100000.
BOX........To select the column numbers to be printed including their
order. Up to 40 may be selected. 0 => all columns in
DOFLAG.....> 0 => list flagged rows (with an * in 1st col) as well
as unflagged rows
<= 0 => skip over flagged rows, listing only good ones.
You can also limit the display to those rows which match or which do
not match specified values.
RPARM......(1-4) 1st test column, subscript, value, allowed error
(5-8) 2nd test column, subscript, value, allowed error
(9-12) 3rd test column, subscript, value, allowed error
etc. up to 7 tests all of which are ANDed.
KEYSTRNG...One test may be on character-valued column which must
match this adverb - the match is checked only to the
number of characters given in KEYSTRNG. Thus, for
example, KEYSTR='RFLAG:'; DOINV 1; RPARM = 9,1 will print
only those flags not generated by RFLAG ignoring the
times shown in the RFLAG reasons when printing a flag
DOINVERS...<= 0 => print only those rows match tests 1, 2, and 3
(how many of them have values)
> 0 => print only those that do not match