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Steven T. Myers
Last update: 27 May 2009
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CASA: CASA Home CASA Wiki CASA Memos
Submit a bug: JIRA
Working Docs: CASA Cookbook
New: I have started compiling drafts of Beta Patch 4 versions of scripts. (5/27/09)
New: In preparation for the June 1 release of Beta Patch 4 (Version 2.4.0), I have posted a draft of the Beta Patch 4 Edition of the CASA Cookbook (PDF). (5/27/09)
The "devel" release build has been renamed to "active", so at AOC you would access this via source /home/ballista/casa/active/casainit.csh for example. See the updated build versions guide. (1/21/09)
The CASA Beta Patch 3.1 (version 2.3.1) has now been released. (1/21/09)
The CASA Beta Patch 3.0 has now been released. (12/1/08)
There is an updated Beta Patch 2 Release Edition of the CASA Cookbook (PDF). (8/21/08)
There is no NAUG meeting on Wed 23 Jul 2008. Enjoy the break. (7/23/08)
Beta Patch 2.0 (build 5653) has been released here (7/7/08)
There is no NAUG meeting on Wed 25 Jun 2008. Enjoy the break. (6/19/08)
Beta Patch 2 Synthesis Imaging School versions of scripts have been posted here. (6/13/08)
There was a NAUG meeting on Wed 28 May 2008. [Agenda] (5/28/08)
There was a NAUG meeting on Wed 26 Mar 2008. [Agenda] (3/26/08)
There is a Beta Patch 1 Release Edition of the CASA Cookbook (PDF). (3/17/08)
The Beta Watch List has returned, now for Patch 1. (2/6/08)
David King has put together a viewer testing Wiki page containing manual testing instructions for viewer functionality. NAUG tester might also find this useful. (1/28/08)
Development this cycle will cease on 1 Feb 2008. Targets are posted in the Plan of Record. In addition to these items, CASA JIRA issues with "Fix Version" of Patch 1 and due dates of 01Feb08/02Feb08 etc. are being worked on. Planning for the next cycle "Patch 2" will start shortly. (1/18/08)
Note that the CASA testing versions have changed. Use casapy for the release and casapy-test for the most recent stable. These are found in /usr/bin. (12/13/07)
There is a curriculum posted for the 1-day CASA Training session held in Socorro Dec 4, 2007. (12/04/07)
With the release of Beta Patch 0.5, there is a Beta Release Edition of the CASA Cookbook (PDF). (11/10/07)
Here are links to the Jupiter 6cm Continuum UVFITS data file and usecase script. There are also scripts broken up by area: flagging, calibration, and imaging, (these can be run sequentially). (10/16/07)
There is a curriculum posted for the CASA Boot Camp, which will be held in Socorro Oct 16-18, 2007. (10/16/07)
There is a CASA ALMA Simulator Cookbook Wiki that Rob Reid put together. (10/10/07)
There is now a Beta Release to test! Use the stable build (see below) at AOC. Use the daily (which is close to the beta) in CV until we get a real beta build there. (10/01/07)
There is now a Beta Watch List tracking the status of beta issues. (9/25/07)
I have sequestered the older Alpha Release Edition (PDF). (9/20/07)
Dana Balser has posted his Testing Notes on the internal wiki. (8/24/07)
There is an annotated script for VLA 6cm Jupiter reduction. (6/29/07)
There is an annotated script for NGC5921 reduction. (6/16/07)
|NAUG Testing Information:|
NOTE: We have changed the versions at the AOC and in CV for testing. Testers are recommended to use either the latest Beta release casapy or casapy-test. The latter replaces the daily in that it has been specially selected to be stable, and is updated regularly.
CASA Versions for Testing:General:
The latest working versions of the CASA Cookbook (PDF)
The CASA Toolkit Guide is now deprecated and no longer supported.
The list of assignments for NAUG task leaders.
Summary list of relevant requirements and testing related documents:ALMA:
|Older CASA Stuff:|
There was a NAUG meeting on
Wed 9 May 2007.
The Main Event was an update on Alpha Patch and Beta Release development. (5/9/07)
There was a Special NAUG meeting on
Thu 19 Apr 2007.
The Main Event was a continuation of the discussion on the Alpha patch status and Beta planning. (4/19/07)
There was a Special NAUG meeting on
Wed 11 Apr 2007.
The Main Event was an update of the Alpha relese status and Beta planning. (4/11/07)
Joe has set up a Beta Planning page. (4/5/07)
Sanjay has written up some examples of MS selection. Note that these are presented from the perspective of the software underneath, not from the casapy environment! Stay tuned for casapy user examples. (4/4/07)
The regular NAUG meeting was held
Wed 28 Mar 2007.
The Main Events were a demo of Urvishi's flagging upgrades, and a discussion of the draft Alpha patch schedule and Beta release plans. (3/28/07)
The regular NAUG meeting was held
Wed 28 Feb 2007.
The Main Events were a status report for the upcoming test, discussion on progress of the new cookbook, and a presentation on the prototype SD tasks that Steve put together. (2/28/07)
The CASA Project Scientist (Steve Myers) has issued his 2007 State of the CASA Package report. (2/21/07)
There was a special NAUG meeting Wed 7 Feb 2007 [ Agenda] . (2/7/07)
There was a special NAUG meeting Fri 2 Feb 2007 [ Agenda] . (2/2/07)
There was a special NAUG meeting Fri 26 Jan 2007 [ Agenda] . (1/24/07)
The Wed 29 Nov 2006 NAUG meeting:
The Main Event was a discussion of the current state of the Alpha Release led by Joe McMullin, and of the calibration improvements by George Moellenbrock. (11/29/06)
The Wed 27 Sep 2006 NAUG meeting: The Main presentation was a demo of the CASA interface by Joe McMullin. (9/27/06)
The Wed 23 Nov 2005 NAUG meeting featured a main presentation by George on frequency dependent calibration issues. (11/23/05)
|Old AIPS++ Stuff:|
AIPS++ NAUG Testing: The testing logs archive
AIPS++ Scriptorum: The script archive
In addition to the testing logs in this archive, various NAUG members maintain their own aips++ web pages:
Some useful AIPS++ Links:
Other Docs Links:
There is a new draft of the AIPS++ Cookbook available at Debra's ALMA Test site. There are also some scripts there also. (12/05/03)
Stable Snapshot 3 (SS3, v1.9 Build 275) was released on 03 Dec 2003. SS4 is due for release on 15 Jan 2004. (12/03/03)
There is a proposal to unify and expand the data selection (MS) capabilities in AIPS++. See the Data Selection Documentation for details. (11/12/03)
Debra has updated her ALMA Test Plan, latest version dated 21Oct03. (10/21/03)
Interested NAUG members should check out Sanjay's documents on the performance of imager and calibrater, which are also linked under the first two items on the Current Release Status table on the Project Office page. Many thanks to Sanjay, George, and Kumar for working hard on these improvements! (8/13/03)
The AIPS++ "Version" number has been up-reved from 1.8 to 1.9, and the AIPS++ Build number now continues as 19.xxx. We are numbering the Stable Snapshots starting with SS1, which are to be issued every 2 months, giving 3 for each 6-month ALMA release (only 2 for R1). (8/13/03)
NAUG Reloaded - Reorganization of NRAO software, in particular AIPS++, has been completed (for now). The AIPS++ IPT is now under Socorro Ops with Jim U. and Brian G. at the helm. This buys some much-needed stability for the developers, and also gives us strong advocates (who also want results!) up above. Since software development at NRAO is now "project driven", the activities of the NAUG now need to be coordinated with the relevant testing groups of the ALMA and EVLA projects, for example. There is still an important role for the NAUG in pre-testing functionality before the projects (particularly ALMA) do their more official testing, to help with documentation, and to guide development in a broader sense. See the minutes from the 13-Aug-2003 NAUG meeting for more details. (8/13/03)
|NAUG Membership Info|
Steve Myers currently organizes the NAUG meetings.
The group currently consists of: Walter Brisken, Crystal Brogan, Claire Chandler, Mark Claussen, Ed Fomalont, John Hibbard, Steve Myers, Frazer Owen, Michael Rupen, Debra Shepherd, Jim Ulvestad, Gustaaf van Moorsel, David Whysong
Others are welcome to attend!
An email exploder aips2-naug has been set up.