AIPS HELP file for TACOP in 31DEC21
As of Sun May 16 12:20:53 2021
TACOP: task to copy tables and other extension files
INNAME Input image name (name)
INCLASS Input image name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Input image name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Input image disk unit #
INEXT Input table extension type
INVERS Input table file version no.
NCOUNT Number of tables to consider
FLAGVER -1.0 > 0 flag TY, SY, SN tables
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 #.
OUTVERS Output table file version.
KEYWORD Header keyword to test
KEYVALUE Min., max. keyword value
KEYSTRNG Character keyword value
DOFLAG -1.0 1.0 >0 -> copy flagged table rows
BADDISK Disks to avoid for scratch
Task: TACOP copies AIPS extension files, principally those of table
type. The specified output extension file(s) should not exist
before the execution of TACOP. Multiple files may be copied
and table copies may be conditioned on the value of a
INNAME.....Input image name (name). Standard defaults.
INCLASS....Input image name (class). Standard defaults.
INSEQ......Input image name (seq. #). 0 => 1.
INDISK.....Disk drive # of input image. 0 => any.
INEXT......Extention table type (e.g. 'CC') no defaults.
INVERS.....Version number of table to copy, 0=>highest no.
NCOUNT.....Number of tables to consider for copying. 0=>all.
FLAGVER....> 0 => flag SN, TY, and SY tables using flag table
version FLAGVER. 0 -> no flagging.
OUTNAME....Output image name (name). Standard defaults.
OUTCLASS...Output image name (class). Standard defaults.
OUTSEQ.....Output image name (seq. #). 0 => highest unique.
OUTDISK....Disk drive # of output image. 0 => highest disk
number with sufficient space.
OUTVERS....Output version number, 0=> next higher.
KEYWORD....If Keyword is non blank then the specified table(s)
is copied only if the value associated with that
keyword is in the range specified by KEYVALUE or
the character string in KEYSTRNG. If the specified
keyword is not present then the table is not
KEYVALUE...The minimum and maximum keyword values allowed for
the table to be copied. If KEYVALUE(1) is larger
than KEYVALUE(2) then the table is copied if the
specified keyword value if NOT in the range
KEYVALUE(2) to KEYVALUE(1). No defaults.
KEYSTRNG...A character string required to match the value of
a character keyword. Two wild cards are
'*' => any number of arbitrary characters,
'?' => a single arbitrary character.
DOFLAG.....> 0 => copy flagged table rows, otherwise they are
BADDISK....The disk numbers to avoid for scratch files (sorting
Task: General extension file copying routine.
VLBI data processing:
There are some occasions in the processing of VLBI data sets
when AN tables require copying from one file to another. For
example, some AN tables have incomplete antenna information and
this will cause problems if task 'UVFIX' is run. Do not copy
a good AN table to the next highest version number since this
destroys the correspondence between AN extension number and
subarray number. This may appear obvious if your data set
consists of several subarrays; however, if there is one only
subarray, UVFIX will use AN extension file 1 and not the
highest version. In general, delete the offending AN table
with EXTDEST and use TACOP to copy the good AN table to the
appropriate extension version number.
TACOP may be used to copy PL and other non-table type files
as of 9 January 2002.