AIPS HELP file for TAPPE in 31DEC21
As of Wed Oct 27 23:11:40 2021
TAPPE: Task to append 2 tables and then merge
INNAME Main input file (name).
INCLASS Main input file (class).
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Main input file (seq. #).
0 => high
INDISK Disk unit #. 0 => any
INEXT Input table extension type
INVERS Input table file version no.
OUTNAME Output file name (name)
OUTCLASS Output file name (class)
OUTSEQ -1.0 9999.0 Output file name (seq. #)
OUTDISK 0.0 9.0 Output file disk unit #.
IN2VERS 2nd input table version
BADDISK Disks to avoid for scratch
Use: TAPPE copies a table version from the input catalog file and
another version (of the same type) from the output catalog file
into a third version attached to the output catalog file. It
then sorts the appended file and discards any rows that are
identical. The second and third version numbers may be the
same. Note that the sort plus test for identical may not be
able to prevent some identical rows from appearing. The sort
is based on only two columns leading to potential situations in
which identical rows do not become adjacent after the sort.
Normally, this is unimportant and it should not arise in SN and
CL tables where it might matter. Note, however, if you append
two SN tables that have differnt solutions for the same time
and antenna, both solutions will remain in the output table.
Unless you smooth such an SN table before applying it to a CL
table (SNSMO and CLCAL offer this option), the two-point
interpolation will be compromised.
INNAME......Main file name (name). Standard defaults.
INCLASS.....Main file name (class). Standard defaults.
INSEQ.......Main file name (seq. #) 0 => highest.
INDISK......Disk drive # of image. 0 => any.
INEXT.......Input extension file type ' ' => 'TA'
INVERS......Input extension file version # from INNAME
0 => highest
OUTNAME.....Output file name (name). ' ' => INNAME
OUTCLASS....Output file name (class). ' ' => INCLASS
OUTSEQ......Output file name (seq. #). 0 => INSEQ
OUTDISK.....Disk drive # of output file. 0 => INDISK
where the actual values of INNAME, INCLASS, INSEQ,
and INDISK are used after defaults, wild-cards, etc
IN2VERS.....Second input extension file version # from IN2NAME
0 => highest
BADDISK.....Disk drive numbers to avoid for scratch files.