A new version of the Glossary's data file has been uploaded, MLG_Definitions_20180905.csv, which builds on CTS_definitions_20180723.csv. All of the above comments and suggestions have been incorporated. A small number of outstanding issues remain before we can push this along.
Can we get document references for:
icExp - An image after ISR, background subtraction, and PSF determination, produced by CharacterizeImageTask.
supertask - A means of packaging an algorithm or series of algorithms and describing how it processes data so that it can be executed in multiple computing environments ranging from notebook to desktop to distributed clusters.
task - Tasks are the basic unit of code re-use in the LSST Stack. They are derived from the pipeline task base class, and they perform a well defined, logically contained bit of functionality. Tasks are often used as building blocks for Command-line Tasks, which are effectively data processing pipelines. For further details, see How to Write a Task in the source code documentation.
This one seems too vague, should we remove it or can someone improve it?
template table - A database table that contains no data, and is used to create short-lived tables using syntax "CREATE TABLE x LIKE y".
collection - A data collection in the second-generation (Gen2) Butler (referred to as a repository in earlier generations) consists of hierarchically organized data files, an inventory or registry of the contents (i.e., metadata from the data files) stored in an sqlite3 file, and a Mapper file that specifies to the LSST Stack software the camera model to apply when accessing the data in the repository.
repository - A data repository consists of hierarchically organized data files, an inventory or registry of the contents (i.e., metadata from the data files) stored in an sqlite3 file, and a Mapper file that specifies to the LSST Stack software the camera model to apply when accessing the data in the repository. With the second-generation (Gen2) Butler, the term repository will be replaced by collection.
Data Release - The approximately annual reprocessing of all LSST data, and the installation of the resulting data products in the LSST Data Access Centers, which marks the start of the two-year proprietary period.
mini-broker - A tool within the LSST Science Platform that provides a limited amount of alert filtering capabilities.
sqlite3 - A software package external to DM, sqlite3 provides a SQL interface compliant with the DB-API 2.0 specification for SQLite, a self-contained public-domain SQL database engine.
Science Platform - A set of integrated web applications and services deployed at the LSST Data Access Centers (DACs) through which the scientific community will access, visualize, and perform next-to-the-data analysis of the LSST data products.
Special Program - Any LSST mini-survey or deep drilling field that is observed independently of the Wide-Fast-Deep (WFD) main survey.
Wide-Fast-Deep - The main survey of the LSST to cover at least 18000 square degrees of the southern sky.
Data Repository - A structured directory hierarchy of data products, an inventory (or registry) of their metadata, and a Mapper file indicating the camera from which the data were obtained.
--> this has been replaced by 'repository' and 'collection'