Re: problem with dim_pqsort?

From: Melissa Bukovsky <bukovsky_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:21:57 -0600

Hi Rick,

Interesting. I hadn't thought trying that. I am using a new version of
NCL (the most recent) - which I suspected had something to do with this
problem, but only recently figured it out. They used to work.

Thanks for the feedback.

~Melissa

Rick Brownrigg wrote:
> Hi Melissa,
>
> Curiously, if the reordered b2 is assigned to a variable first, and
> then dim_pqsort is called on that variable, things seem to work (see
> below). I know this doesn't answer your question directly nor explain
> any change in behavior. I will try to find out more.
>
> originally developed?
>
> Rick
>
> ...
> b2!0 = "time"
> b2!1 = "nlsd"
> foo=b2(nlsd|:,time|:)
> print(foo)
>
> Variable: foo
> Type: float
> Total Size: 32 bytes
> 8 values
> Number of Dimensions: 2
> Dimensions and sizes: [nlsd | 4] x [time | 2]
> Coordinates:
> Number Of Attributes: 1
> _FillValue : -999
> (0,0) 54
> (0,1) 98
> (1,0) -999
> (1,1) 5
> (2,0) 3
> (2,1) 34
> (3,0) 455
> (3,1) 0
> ;;pv22 = dim_pqsort(b2(nlsd|:,time|:),2)
> pv22 = dim_pqsort(foo, 2)
> ;;print(b2)
> print(foo)
>
> Variable: foo
> Type: float
> Total Size: 32 bytes
> 8 values
> Number of Dimensions: 2
> Dimensions and sizes: [nlsd | 4] x [time | 2]
> Coordinates:
> Number Of Attributes: 1
> _FillValue : -999
> (0,0) 54
> (0,1) 98
> (1,0) -999
> (1,1) 5
> (2,0) 3
> (2,1) 34
> (3,0) 0
> (3,1) 455
>
>
>
> On Sep 17, 2009, at 1:18 PM, Melissa Bukovsky wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a handful of scripts that started failing recently (or giving
>> very strange output). They used to work fine with the same dataset. I
>> finally think I've figured out why, but the answer doesn't seem to make
>> sense to me. I narrowed down the problem to the dim_pqsort function.
>> It seems that it doesn't sort the input variable if I use named
>> dimensions to reorder the input array anymore. Is this not supported
>> with this function anymore? There is still an example on the function
>> page using it. dim_pqsort_n solves this problem, but that requires
>> finding and replacing dim_pqsort in a number of my functions.
>>
>> Instead of attaching my lengthy scripts, a command line test of the
>> doing something wrong, please let me know.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Melissa
>>
>>
>> /fs/home/bukovsky/ncl/phd/my_ncl_funct % ncl
>> University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
>> NCAR Command Language Version 5.1.1
>> The use of this software is governed by a License Agreement.
>> See http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/ for more details.
>> ncl 0> a = (/54,67,8,23,45,654,77/)
>> ncl 1> b = a
>> ncl 3> pv = dim_pqsort(a,2)
>> ncl 4> print(a)
>>
>> Variable: a
>> Type: integer
>> Total Size: 28 bytes
>> 7 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 1
>> Dimensions and sizes: [7]
>> Coordinates:
>> (0) 8
>> (1) 23
>> (2) 45
>> (3) 54
>> (4) 67
>> (5) 77
>> (6) 654
>> ;NO PROBLEM WITH A 1D ARRAY, TRY A 2D...
>>
>> ncl 5> a2 = new( (/2,4/),float)
>> ncl 6> print(a2)
>>
>> Variable: a2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [2] x [4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) -999
>> (0,1) -999
>> (0,2) -999
>> (0,3) -999
>> (1,0) -999
>> (1,1) -999
>> (1,2) -999
>> (1,3) -999
>>
>> ncl 8> a2(0,0) = 54
>> ncl 9> a2(0,2) = 3
>> ncl 10> a2(0,3) = 455
>> ncl 12> a2(1,0) = 98
>> ncl 13> a2(1,1) = 5
>> ncl 14> a2(1,2) = 34
>> ncl 15> a2(1,3) = 0
>> ncl 16> b2 = a2 ;save a2
>> ncl 17> c2 = a2 ;save a2 again
>> ncl 18> print(a2)
>>
>> ;ORIGINAL 2D ARRAY
>> Variable: a2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [2] x [4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) 54
>> (0,1) -999
>> (0,2) 3
>> (0,3) 455
>> (1,0) 98
>> (1,1) 5
>> (1,2) 34
>> (1,3) 0
>> ncl 19> pv2 = dim_pqsort(a2,2)
>> ncl 20> print(a2)
>>
>> ;SORTING IT WITHOUT REORDERING THE DIMENSIONS WORKED...
>> Variable: a2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [2] x [4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) -999
>> (0,1) 3
>> (0,2) 54
>> (0,3) 455
>> (1,0) 0
>> (1,1) 5
>> (1,2) 34
>> (1,3) 98
>>
>> ;TRY AGAIN REORDERING WITH NAMED DIMS...
>> ncl 21> b2!0 = "time"
>> ncl 22> b2!1 = "nlsd"
>> ncl 23> pv22 = dim_pqsort(b2(nlsd|:,time|:),2)
>> ncl 24> print(b2)
>>
>> ;B2 2D ARRAY SORTED, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK (THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE FROM THE
>> ORIGINAL)
>> Variable: b2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [time | 2] x [nlsd | 4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) 54
>> (0,1) -999
>> (0,2) 3
>> (0,3) 455
>> (1,0) 98
>> (1,1) 5
>> (1,2) 34
>> (1,3) 0
>> ncl 25> print(c2)
>>
>> ;C2 IS STILL THE ORIGINAL (TO COMPARE ABOVE)
>> Variable: c2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [2] x [4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) 54
>> (0,1) -999
>> (0,2) 3
>> (0,3) 455
>> (1,0) 98
>> (1,1) 5
>> (1,2) 34
>> (1,3) 0
>>
>> ;SORT DIMINSION 0 USING dim_pqsort_n NOW
>> ncl 26> pv5 = dim_pqsort_n(b2,2,0)
>> ncl 27> print(b2)
>>
>> ;THIS TIME IT WORKED
>> Variable: b2
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [time | 2] x [nlsd | 4]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) 54
>> (0,1) -999
>> (0,2) 3
>> (0,3) 0
>> (1,0) 98
>> (1,1) 5
>> (1,2) 34
>> (1,3) 455
>>
>> ;TO SEE THIS MORE EASILY
>> ncl 28> print(b2(nlsd|:,time|:))
>>
>> Variable: b2 (subsection)
>> Type: float
>> Total Size: 32 bytes
>> 8 values
>> Number of Dimensions: 2
>> Dimensions and sizes: [nlsd | 4] x [time | 2]
>> Coordinates:
>> Number Of Attributes: 1
>> _FillValue : -999
>> (0,0) 54
>> (0,1) 98
>> (1,0) -999
>> (1,1) 5
>> (2,0) 3
>> (2,1) 34
>> (3,0) 0
>> (3,1) 455
>>
>> ;THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH 3D ARRAYS TOO, BUT I CUT THAT PART OUT (THOUGH
>> THAT IS WHAT THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM WAS WITH)
>>
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