ncl_gclear_ws man page
gclear_ws (Clear workstation) — clears a workstation.
void gclear_ws(Gint ws_id, Gctrl_flag ctrl_flag);
(Input) - A number identifying the workstation to be cleared. ws_id must be the same as that used in some previous gopen_ws call.
(Input) - Clear the workstation display surface. Options are:
Check to see if the display surface is empty. If so, do not issue a clear surface command.
Issue a clear surface command whether the surface has been written to or not.
For workstations of type "1" (CGM), gclear_ws is interpreted as a picture termination in CGM generation. If ctrl_flag = GFLAG_COND and no output primitives have been written in the current picture, then a call to gclear_ws is a "do nothing"; otherwise, it generates an END PICTURE element (as well as other picture initializing elements). If ctrl_flag = GFLAG_ALWAYS, then a call to gclear_ws generates an END PICTURE.
For workstations of types "7" or "8" (see the man page for gopen_ws for a description of workstation types) clear workstations erases all primitives that appear on the screen.
For all other workstation types, clear workstation simply updates the workstation.
To use the GKS C-binding routines, load the ncarg_gks and ncarg_c libraries.
Online: gopen_ws(3NCARG), gactivate_ws(3NCARG), gdeactivate_ws(3NCARG), gclose_ws(3NCARG), gks(3NCARG), ncarg_gks_cbind(3NCARG)
Hardcopy: User's Guide for NCAR GKS-0A Graphics; NCAR Graphics Fundamentals, UNIX Version
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