Common data formats and packages
Don't lose sight of the sky
The physical relationships between interferometry data and astrophysical emission mechanisms
All interferometry data packages support similar operations
Removing bad data
Comparing visibility data with models to correct for atmospheric and other errors
Fourier Transforming the visibility data and removing artefacts from the resulting image
Visualisation and measurement of the resulting data cubes etc.
How to choose a package
Most packages originally developed for specific instruments
Some have been greatly extended - what does what you might want in future as well as now?
Ease of scripting/pipelining
AIPS and CASA
Outlines of packages
Data formats - FITS and MS
Where to get packages and help
Limitations and specificity
A few basic utilities
Getting data in and out
What have I got?
What's in the data?
What did that command just do?
Where did it put the result?
How do I look at that?
Structure of the forthcoming tutorials
This topic: ERIS2009
30 Aug 2009,
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