The sdms tool offers an interface to process MS-formatted single-dish (hereafter SD) data. The provided capabilities include importing data to CASA in MS format from other formats (NRO's NOSTAR format and ATNF Scantable), selecting data, baseline fitting/subtraction, line fitting, smoothing, and so on. Since the sdms tool provides SD-specific functions only, you might want to use ms tool functions as well to get some information about the data to process.

In case you want to import SD data from other formats, simply invoke


while in other cases you need to attach an SD dataset first to the sdms tool by executing'')

and also close the sdms tool by


Note also that only one SD dataset can be attached to the sdms tool at a time.