ncl_dpsmth man page
DPSMTH — Used to draw a curve when fractional coordinates are available and smoothing is to be done.
CALL DPSMTH (XCPF,YCPF,IFVL)
void c_dpsmth (float xcpf, float ycpf, int ifvl);
(an input expression of type REAL) specifies the X coordinate of a point in the fractional coordinate system. Ignored when IFVL = 2.
(an input expression of type REAL) specifies the Y coordinate of a point in the fractional coordinate system. Ignored when IFVL = 2.
(an input expression of type INTEGER) indicates what type of call is being done: "0" implies a "first-point" call, "1" implies a "vector" call, and "2" implies a "last-point" or "buffer-flush" call.
The C-binding argument descriptions are the same as the FORTRAN argument descriptions.
Use "CALL DPSMTH(XCPF,YCPF,0)" to do a "pen-up" move to the first point in a sequence of points defining a curve.
Use "CALL DPSMTH(XCPF,YCPF,1)" to do "pen-down" moves to the second and following points in a sequence of points defining a curve.
Use "CALL DPSMTH(0.,0.,2) to terminate a sequence of calls, finish drawing the curve, and flush internal buffers.
DPSMTH accumulates points until it has an internal buffer-load or until the last one has been received. It then creates a smooth curve passing through all the points, interpolates points along that smooth curve, and passes those points along to the routine DPDRAW. If the internal parameter 'TCS' has a value less than or equal to zero, the smoothing is done using simple cubic splines; if 'TCS' has a value greater than zero, the smoothing is done using cubic splines under tension and 'TCS' specifies the desired tension.
Use the ncargex command to see the following relevant examples: tdshpk.
To use DPSMTH or c_dpsmth, load the NCAR Graphics libraries ncarg, ncarg_gks, and ncarg_c, preferably in that order.
Online: dashpack, dashpack_params, dpcurv, dpdraw, dpfrst, dpgetc, dpgeti, dpgetr, dplast, dpline, dpsetc, dpseti, dpsetr, dpvect, ncarg_cbind.
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