Re: Define a specific directory for plots

From: Dave Allured <dave.allured_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed Sep 28 2011 - 11:35:23 MDT


There are several good ways. You must add a few lines of code to
each script. Here are two methods that I use a lot. Create the
output directory by hand, before starting.

1. Define plot directory in each script. This makes it easy to
have different output directories for different projects, if you
would like to do that.

   plot_dir = "out/" ; dir inside current dir
   plot_dir = "/home/username/plots/" ; or use absolute path
   outfile = plot_dir + "plotname1"
   wks = gsn_open_wks ("pdf", outfile)

2. Make your own environment variable.

Before running NCL, or in a system startup file, set an environment

   setenv PLOTS /home/username/plots/

In NCL script:

   outfile = "$PLOTS/plotname1"
   wks = gsn_open_wks ("pdf", outfile)


On 9/27/2011 7:31 PM, Xin Xi wrote:
> Hi, all
> I am wondering is there a simpler way to define a directory
> specifically for all generated plots, rather than define it in the
> scripts? by default all plots are output to the same directory as
> the scripts, such that the directory gets messy with time...
> Thanks,
> Xin
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