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       mTranspose - Re-order axes of multi-dimensional data sets


       mTranspose [-d level] [-s statusfile] incube.fits outcube.fits [outaxis1 outaxis2 [outaxi3


       Montage (and a lot of other software) find it hard to work with WCS information  that  are
       not  connected  to  the first two axes in a datacube.  Rather than over-complicate all the
       cube-related software we have opted for having this utility for transposing the data.  The
       default  for  the  program  is to examine the cube and rearrange the data so the first two
       axes represent sky longitude and latitude but the user can optionally specify the order of
       the  rearrangement  themselves  (this also allows transforming reprojected cubes back into
       the original order for use by other programs).


       -d level
              Turns on debugging to the specified level (1-3).

       -s statusfile
              mTranspose output and errors will be written to statusfile instead of stdout.


              Input FITS cube (3 or 4 dimensions).

              Output FITS cube.

       outaxis1 ... outaxis4
              The input axis numbers (1,2,3,4) in output order.


       mTranspose rearranges the data value so the axes are in a different  order.   As  much  as
       possible, the FITS header keywords are renamed accordingly but as it is not alway possible
       to identify which parameters have axis "subscripts" it may be necessary to manually modify
       the headera(e.g., using mGetHdr / mPutHdr) after the fact.

       $ mTranspose in.fits out.fits 3 2 1 4
              [struct stat="OK", mindata=2234.5, maxdata=10234.4]


       OK     [struct stat = "OK", mindata=value, maxdata=value]

       ERROR  No status file name given

       ERROR  Cannot open status file: filename

       ERROR  No debug level given

       ERROR  Debug level string is invalid: 'string'

       ERROR  Debug level value cannot be negative

       ERROR  Invalid input file 'string'

       ERROR  Invalid output file 'string'

       ERROR  Axis ID 1 cannot be interpreted as an integer.

       ERROR  Axis ID 2 cannot be interpreted as an integer.

       ERROR  Axis ID 3 cannot be interpreted as an integer.

       ERROR  Axis ID 4 cannot be interpreted as an integer.

       ERROR  FITS library error

       ERROR  general error message


       The drizzle algorithm has been implemented but has not been tested in this release.

       If  a  header  template  contains  carriage  returns  (i.e., created/modified on a Windows
       machine), the cfitsio library will be unable to read it properly, resulting in the  error:
       [struct stat="ERROR", status=207, msg="illegal character in keyword"]

       It  is  best  for the background correction algorithms if the area described in the header
       template completely encloses all of the input images in their entirety. If parts of  input
       images  are  "chopped  off"  by  the  header  template,  the background correction will be
       affected. We recommend you use an expanded header  for  the  reprojection  and  background
       modeling  steps, returning to the originally desired header size for the final coaddition.
       The default background matching assumes that there are no non-linear background variations
       in  the  individual  images  (and  therefore  in the overlap differences). If there is any
       uncertainty in this regard, it is safer to turn on the "level  only"  background  matching
       (the "-l" flag in mBgModel.


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       If  your  research  uses  Montage,  please  include  the  following acknowledgement: "This
       research made use of Montage. It is funded by the National Science Foundation under  Grant
       Number  ACI-1440620,  and  was  previously  funded  by  the National Aeronautics and Space
       Administration's Earth Science Technology Office, Computation Technologies Project,  under
       Cooperative  Agreement  Number  NCC5-626  between  NASA  and  the  California Institute of

       The Montage distribution includes an adaptation of the MOPEX algorithm  developed  at  the
       Spitzer Science Center.