# Re: one dimensional data

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed Dec 16 2009 - 14:09:37 MST

Hi Dan,

The idea behind plotting X,Y,Z data that is 1-dimensional is that you
should have a set of random points scattered about in a 2D plane,
each with a different Z value.

I don't understand this code:

yy = new((/50/),float)
do j = 0,49
yy(j) = 1
end do
print(yy)

This creates an array of 50 elements all equal to 1.0. This doesn't
seem very "random". Your Y values are effectively all on a straight
line. Was this intentional? I'm not sure how well NCL can contour
data like this.

By the way, the above code doesn't need to be done with a loop:

yy = new(50,float)
yy = 1.0

Is your script giving you some kind of error? If so, it would help to
include that in an email.

--Mary

On Dec 16, 2009, at 1:25 PM, Dan Barrie wrote:

> Dear NCL users,
>
> I am trying to plot a 1-dimensional variable: the results from a
> channel model that has a spatial dimension of 1x50. I understand
> from other emails in the NCL-Talk archive that the resources
> sfXArray and sfYArray are used when plotting 1-dimensional data,
> but I have been unsuccessful in producing a plot with my data.
> Thanks in advance for the help. My script is attached.
>
> -Dan
> ;================================================;
> ; hovmoller.ncl
> ;================================================;
> ; ================================================;
>
> begin
>
> ;=================================================;
> ; open file and read in data
> ;=================================================;
>
> I = in(:,1:50)
> ;D = in2(:,1:50)
> dimension = dimsizes(I)
> I!0 = "time"
> I!1 = "Latitude"
> I&time = D(:,0)
> I&Latitude = LAT(0,:)
> printVarSummary(I)
>
> ;=================================================;
> ; PLOT
> ;=================================================;
>
> yy = new((/50/),float)
> do j = 0,49
> yy(j) = 1
> end do
> print(yy)
>
> do i = 0,20000,10
> name = sprinti("%0.4i",i)
> times = D(i,0)/365
>
> wks = gsn_open_wks("ps",""+name+"") ; open a ncgm file
> gsn_define_colormap(wks,"rainbow") ; choose a colormap
> colors = gsn_retrieve_colormap(wks)
> do i = 2,3,1
> colors(i,:) = (/1,1,1/)
> end do
> ;gsn_define_colormap(wks,colors)
>
> res = True ; plot mods desired
>
> ;res@gsnDraw = False
> ;res@gsnFrame = False
> res@cnFillOn = True ; turn on color
> res@gsnSpreadColors = True ; use full range of colormap
> res@gsnMaximize = True
> ;res@cnFillMode = "CellFill"
> res@cnLinesOn = False
> res@tiMainFont = 22
> res@tmXBLabelFont = 22
> res@tmYLLabelFont = 22
> res@tiXAxisFont = 22
> res@tiYAxisFont = 22
> res@lbLabelFont = 22
> res@gsnStringFont = 22
> res@lbLabelStride = 2
> res@lbLabelFontHeightF = 0.015
> res@lbOrientation = "Vertical"
> res@tiMainString = "Temperature (degrees celsius)"
> res@tiMainJust = "BottomLeft"
> res@tiMainPosition = "Left"
> res@gsnLeftString = ""+times+" days"
> res@gsnRightString = "Black line = ice edge"
> res@tiYAxisString = "Time (years)"
> res@tiXAxisString = "Latitude"
> res@cnLevelSelectionMode = "ManualLevels"
> res@cnMinLevelValF = -20
> res@cnMaxLevelValF = 30
> res@cnLevelSpacingF = 5
> res@lbLabelStride = 2
> res@gsnXAxisIrregular2Linear = True
> res@sfXArray = LAT(0,:)
> res@sfYArray = yy
>
> plot1 = gsn_csm_contour(wks,I(i,:),res) ; contour the variable
>
> ;res1 = True
> ;res1@gsnDraw = False
> ;res1@gsnFrame = False
> ;res1@cnLinesOn = True
> ;res1@cnFillOn = False
> ;res1@cnLevelSelectionMode = "ExplicitLevels"
> ;res1@cnLevels = (/-10/)
> ;res1@cnInfoLabelOn = False
> ;res1@cnLineLabelsOn = False
>
> ;res1@cnLineThicknessF = 6.
>
> ;plot2 = gsn_csm_contour(wks,I(i,:),res1)
>
> ;overlay(plot1,plot2)
> ;draw(plot1)
> ;frame(wks)
>
> end do
>
> end
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