# The WSClean Imager [1]¶

WSClean is a command-line imager that is tailered for wide-field imaging. It supports several deconvolution methods, including multi-scale and multi-frequency deconvolution and an “RM-synthesis”-deconvolution mode. It also supports correcting images for the LOFAR beam.

To use WSClean on one of the CEP clusters, first include the WSClean environment:

module load Wsclean


A list of command line options can be acquired by running wsclean without parameters:

\$ wsclean
WSClean version 2.4 (2017-05-28)
This software package is released under the GPL version 3.
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An extensive manual for WSClean is available on-line, at wsclean homepage. It includes a chapter about LOFAR beam correction. WSClean has also been described in the following article: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.1943.

Footnotes

 [1] The author of this chapter is Andre Offringa.