ncl_cppkcl man page

CPPKCL — Picks a set of contour levels.



C-Binding Synopsis

#include <ncarg/ncargC.h>

void c_cppkcl (float *zdat, float *rwrk, int *iwrk)


All three arguments are arrays used in the last call to  CPRECT, CPSPS1, or CPSPS2, the contents of which must not  have been changed since that call.


(REAL array, dimensioned as specified in the last call  to CPRECT, CPSPS1, or CPSPS2, input) is the data array.


(REAL array, dimensioned as specified in the last call  to CPRECT, CPSPS1, or CPSPS2, input/output) is the real  workspace array.


(INTEGER array, dimensioned as specified in the last  call to CPRECT, CPSPS1, or CPSPS2, input/output) is the  integer workspace array.

C-Binding Description

The C-binding argument descriptions are the same as the FORTRAN  argument descriptions.


Normally, CPPKCL is called by CONPACK when the contour levels are needed; it may be called directly by the user when it is desired to modify the resulting parameter arrays specifying contour levels and associated quantities in some way.  CPPKCL must be called after initialization has been done (by a call to one of the initialization routines CPRECT, CPSPS1, or CPSPS2); this is because CPPKCL depends on values set during initialization.

If the contour-level-selection parameter 'CLS' is zero (indicating that the user intends to pick contour levels), or if the constant-field-flag 'CFF' is non-zero (indicating that, during initialization, the data were found to be essentially constant), CPPKCL does nothing.  Otherwise, CPPKCL picks a set of contour levels.  The way in which it picks these levels is determined by the value of the internal parameter 'CLS'; see the description of this parameter in the conpack_params man page.

When CPPKCL picks contour levels, it sets the value of the internal parameter 'NCL' equal to the number of contour levels picked.  It then sets the values of elements 1 through 'NCL' of the parameter array 'CLV' (contour level values) to the levels chosen.  The Ith elements of the associated parameter arrays are set as follows:

CLU = 1 or 3 Contour level use flag
AIA = I+1 Area identifier above the level
AIB = I Area identifier below the level
LLT = ' ' (single blank) Contour line label text
CLD = '$$$$$$$$$$$$$' Contour line dash pattern
CLC = -1 Contour line color
LLC = -1 Contour line label color
CLL = 0. Contour line line width

Thus, after CPPKCL is called, the situation for each  contour level is as follows:

By resetting elements in these parameter arrays, the user can change the situation in various ways.


Use the ncargex command to see the following relevant examples:  ccpclc, ccpcld, ccpcldm, ccpcll, ccpklb, ccplbam, ccplbdr, ccpllb, ccpllc, ccplll, ccpllo, ccpllp, ccpllt, ccpllw, ccppc, ccppc1, ccppc2, ccppc3, ccppc4, ccppkcl, ccprc, ccprwc, ccpscam, cpex01, cpex02, cpex03, cpex06, vvex01, fcover, ffex03, ffex05.


To use CPPKCL or c_cppkcl, load the NCAR Graphics libraries ncarg, ncarg_gks, and ncarg_c, preferably in that order.  


See the conpack man page for a description of all Conpack error messages and/or informational messages.

See Also

Online: conpack, cpback, cpchcf, cpchcl, cpchhl, cpchil, cpchll, cpcica, cpclam, cpcldm, cpcldr, cpcltr, cpcnrc, cpdrpl, cpezct, cpgetc, cpgeti, cpgetr, cplbam, cplbdr, cpmpxy, cpmviw, cpmvrw, cppklb, cprect, cprset, cpscae, cpsetc, cpseti, cpsetr, cpsps1, cpsps2, ncarg_cbind

Hardcopy: NCAR Graphics Contouring and Mapping Tutorial