tput(taskname=None, outfile='')

Save the current parameter values of a task to a file. If given a taskname, sets taskname as the current active (default) task.

  • taskname (obj, string, or None) - task object or task name. None will use current active (default) task.

  • outfile (string) - output file name. default: <taskname>.last example: savefile=’tclean.orion’


The tput command will save the current parameter values of a task to a Python (plain ascii) file. It can take up to two arguments, e.g.

tput(taskname, outfile)

The first is the usual taskname parameter. The second is the name for the output Python file. If there is no second argument, for example,


a file with name <taskname>.last (in this case ‘tclean.last’ will be created or overwritten if extant. If invoked with no arguments, e.g.


it will use the current active taskname (for example as set using inp <taskname> or default <taskname>).

saveinputs is a synonym for tput

For example, starting from default values

CASA <1>: default('listobs')
CASA <2>: tput
CASA <3>: !more 'listobs.last'
vis = ''
selectdata = True
spw = ''
field = ''
antenna = ''
uvrange = ''
timerange = ''
correlation = ''
scan = ''
intent = ''
feed = ''
array = ''
observation = ''
verbose = True
listfile = ""
listunfl = False
cachesize = 50.0
overwrite = False
overwrite=False )

An example save to a custom named file:


This is a counterpart to tget. Typing tput without a taskname will save the values of the inputs for the current active (default) task.

Adding a task name, e.g. tput <taskname> will save the values for the specified task. For example,

default('gaincal') #set current task to gaincal and default
tget #read saved inputs from gaincal.last (or gaincal.saved)
inp() #see these inputs!
vis = '' #change the vis parameter
tput #save back to the gaincal.last file for later use