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Manual Reference Pages  -  PSROSE (1)

NAME

psrose - Plot (length, azimuth) as windrose diagram or polar histogram (sector or rose diagram).

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
     Specifying Pens
     Specifying Fill
     Specifying Color
Examples
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

psrose file [ -Asector_width[r] ] [ -B[p|s]parameters ] [ -C[mode_file] ] [ -D ] [ -Eazimuth/elevation ] [ -I ] [ -Gfill ] [ -H[i][nrec] ] [ -I ] [ -K ] [ -L[wlabel/elabel/slabel/nlabel] ] [ -M[parameters ] [ -O ] [ -P ] [ -Rr0/r1/az_0/az_1 ] [ -Sradial_scale[n] ] [ -T ] [ -U[just/dx/dy/][c|label] ] [ -V ] [ -Wpen ] [ -X[a|c|r][x-shift[u]] ] [ -Y[a|c|r][y-shift[u]] ] [ -Zscale ] [ -ccopies ] [ -:[i|o] ] [ -bi[s|S|d|D[ncol]|c[var1/...]] ]

DESCRIPTION

psrose reads (length,azimuth) pairs from file [or standard input] and generates PostScript code that will plot a windrose diagram. Optionally (with -A), polar histograms may be drawn (sector diagram or rose diagram). Options include full circle and half circle plots. The PostScript code is written to standard output.
file Name of ASCII [or binary, see -b] data file. If no file is given, psrose will read standard input.

OPTIONS

No space between the option flag and the associated arguments.
-A Gives the sector width in degrees for sector and rose diagram. [Default 0 means windrose diagram]. Append r to draw rose diagram instead of sector diagram.
-B Sets map boundary annotation and tickmark intervals; see the psbasemap man page for all the details. Remember that "x" here is radial distance and "y" is azimuth. The ylabel may be used to plot a figure caption.
-C Plot vectors showing the principal directions given in the modes file. If no file is given, compute and plot mean direction.
-D Shift sectors so that they are centered on the bin interval (e.g., first sector is centered on 0 degrees).
-E Sets the viewpoint’s azimuth and elevation [180/90]
-F Do not draw the scale length bar [Default plots scale in lower right corner]
-G Selects shade, color or pattern for filling the sectors [Default is no fill]. (See SPECIFYING FILL below).
-H Input file(s) has header record(s). If used, the default number of header records is N_HEADER_RECS. Use -Hi if only input data should have header records [Default will write out header records if the input data have them]. Blank lines and lines starting with # are always skipped.
-I Inquire. Computes statistics needed to specify useful -R. No plot is generated.
-K More PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates the plot system].
-L Specify labels for the 0, 90, 180, and 270 degree marks. For full-circle plot the default is WEST/EAST/SOUTH/NORTH and for half-circle the default is 90W/90E/-/0. A - in any entry disables that label. Use -L with no argument to disable all four labels
-M Specify new arrow attributes tailwidth/headlength/headwidth/r/g/b to change the appearance of arrows (Only if -C is set). [Default is 0.075c/0.3c/0.25c/0/0/0 (or 0.03i/0.12i/0.1i/0/0/0)].
-O Selects Overlay plot mode [Default initializes a new plot system].
-P Selects Portrait plotting mode [Default is Landscape, see gmtdefaults to change this].
-R Specifies the ’region’ of interest in (r,azimuth) space. r0 is 0, r1 is max length in units. For azimuth, specify -90/90 for half circle plot or 0/360 for full circle.
-S Specifies radius of circle. Append n to normalize input radii to go from 0 to 1.
-T Specifies that the input data is orientation data (has a 180 degree ambiguity) instead of true 0-360 degree directions [Default].
-U Draw Unix System time stamp on plot. By adding just/dx/dy/, the user may specify the justification of the stamp and where the stamp should fall on the page relative to lower left corner of the plot. For example, BL/0/0 will align the lower left corner of the time stamp with the lower left corner of the plot. Optionally, append a label, or c (which will plot the command string.). The GMT parameters UNIX_TIME, UNIX_TIME_POS, and UNIX_TIME_FORMAT can affect the appearance; see the gmtdefaults man page for details. The time string will be in the locale set by the environment variable TZ (generally local time).
-V Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr [Default runs "silently"].
-W Set pen attributes for sector outline or rose plot. [Default is no outline]. (See SPECIFYING PENS below).
-X -Y Shift plot origin relative to the current origin by (x-shift,y-shift) and optionally append the length unit (c, i, m, p). You can prepend a to shift the origin back to the original position after plotting, or prepend r [Default] to reset the current origin to the new location. If -O is used then the default (x-shift,y-shift) is (0,0), otherwise it is (r1i, r1i) or (r2.5c, r2.5c). Alternatively, give c to align the center coordinate (x or y) of the plot with the center of the page based on current page size.
-Z Multiply the data radii by scale. E.g., use -Z 0.001 to convert your data from m to km [Default is no scaling].
-: Input file has (azimuth,radius) pairs rather than the expected (radius,azimuth).
-bi Selects binary input. Append s for single precision [Default is d (double)]. Uppercase S or D will force byte-swapping. Optionally, append ncol, the number of columns in your binary input file if it exceeds the columns needed by the program. Or append c if the input file is netCDF. Optionally, append var1/var2/... to specify the variables to be read. [Default is 2 input columns].
-c Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1].

    SPECIFYING PENS

pen The attributes of lines and symbol outlines as defined by pen is a comma delimetered list of width, color and texture, each of which is optional. width can be indicated as a measure (points, centimeters, inches) or as faint, thin[ner|nest], thick[er|est], fat[ter|test], or obese. color specifies a gray shade or color (see SPECIFYING COLOR below). texture is a combination of dashes ‘-’ and dots ‘.’.

    SPECIFYING FILL

fill The attribute fill specifies the solid shade or solid color (see SPECIFYING COLOR below) or the pattern used for filling polygons. Patterns are specified as pdpi/pattern, where pattern gives the number of the built-in pattern (1-90) or the name of a Sun 1-, 8-, or 24-bit raster file. The dpi sets the resolution of the image. For 1-bit rasters: use Pdpi/pattern for inverse video, or append :Fcolor[B[color]] to specify fore- and background colors (use color = - for transparency). See GMT Cookbook & Technical Reference Appendix E for information on individual patterns.

    SPECIFYING COLOR

color The color of lines, areas and patterns can be specified by a valid color name; by a gray shade (in the range 0-255); by a decimal color code (r/g/b, each in range 0-255; h-s-v, ranges 0-360, 0-1, 0-1; or c/m/y/k, each in range 0-1); or by a hexadecimal color code (#rrggbb, as used in HTML). See the gmtcolors manpage for more information and a full list of color names.

EXAMPLES

To plot a half circle rose diagram of the data in the file fault_segments.az_r (containing pairs of (azimuth, length in meters), using a 10 degree bin sector width, on a circle of radius = 3 inch, grid going out to radius = 150 km in steps of 25 km with a 30 degree sector interval, radial direction annotated every 50 km, using a light blue shading outlined by a solid red pen (width = 0.75 points), draw the mean azimuth, and shown in Portrait orientation, use:

psrose fault_segments.az_r -R 0/150/-90/90 -B 50g25:"Fault length":/g30:."Rose diagram": -S 3i -A 10r -G lightblue -W 0.75p,red -Z 0.001 -C -P -T -: | lpr

To plot a full circle wind rose diagram of the data in the file lines.r_az, on a circle of radius = 5 cm, grid going out to radius = 500 units in steps of 100 with a 45 degree sector interval, using a solid pen (width = 0.5 point), and shown in landscape [Default] orientation with UNIX timestamp and command line plotted, use:

psrose lines.az_r -R 0/500/0/360 -S 5c -Bg 100/g45:."Windrose diagram": -W 0.5p -Uc | lpr

BUGS

No default radial scale and grid settings for polar histograms. User must run psrose -I to find max length in binned data set.

SEE ALSO

GMT(1), gmtcolors(5), gmtdefaults(1), pshistogram(1)
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