ncl_hstopr man page

HSTOPR — Specifies various REAL arrays to be used by the the Histogram utility.

Synopsis

CALL HSTOPR (STRING,ARRAY,LARR)

C-Binding Synopsis

#include <ncarg/ncargC.h>

void c_hstopr (char *string, float *array, int larr)

Description

STRING
Character, input -- Selects an internal parameter. The possibilities are:

´WIN=ON´ or ´WIN=OFF´
´SPA=ON´ or ´SPA=OFF´
´MVA=ON´ or ´MVA=OFF´

WIN defines the portion of the frame that will receive the histogram. SPA determines the spacing between histogram bars. MVA requests a test to detect input special values which denote missing data.
ARRAY
Real, input -- It has a different use depending upon which parameter is specified by argument STRING. See the examples following argument LARR.
LARR

Integer, input -- Dimension of ARRAY.

The following arrays may be defined by this routine:

Windowing:

STRING is ´WIN=ON´
LARR = 4
ARRAY(1) = XMIN
ARRAY(2) = XMAX
ARRAY(3) = YMIN
ARRAY(4) = YMAX

These coordinates define a rectangular region of the total frame in NDC´s where the current histogram is to be plotted. The range of allowed values is between 0. and 1. in both dimensions.

For example, XMIN=0., XMAX=.5, YMIN=.5, and YMAX=1. would specify the upper left quadrant of the frame.

IF ´WIN=OFF´, the default window for the histogram will be the entire frame. Spacing:

STRING is ´SPA=ON´
LARR = 2
ARRAY(1) = SPAC
ARRAY(2) = OVERLP

SPAC determines the spacing of histogram bars between 0. (no spacing) and 4. (maximum spacing). Default spacing is SPAC = 2.0.

OVERLP determines the overlap of adjacent histogram bars when two datasets are compared. Valid values are -4.0 (maximum overlap) to 4.0 (little or no overlap). The Default is 0.

When STRING = ´SPA=OFF´, there is no spacing or overlap. Detecting missing values:

STRING is ´MVA=ON´
LARR = 2
ARRAY(1) = SETMVA
ARRAY(2) = SETEPS

SETMVA is the special value used to denote missing data. The default value is -9999.

SETEPS is an epsilon to use in the special value test. If the difference between a data point and SETMVA is less than SETEPS, then the data point is assumed to be a missing value. The Default is 1.E-10.

When STRING = ´MVA=OFF´, there is no testing for missing values.

C-Binding Description

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

Usage

HSTOPR is called to set parameters of type REAL before entry HISTGR is called to generate the histogram. Options are the portion of the frame to receive the graphic, and the amount of spacing and overlap of histogram bars.

For a complete list of parameters available in this utility, see the histogram_params man page.

Examples

Use the command "ncargex thstgr" to generate a three frame example of histogram options. The following code defined the window and bar spacing of plot 1 on frame 3.

C
C  Plot 1 goes into the top left quadrant of the frame.
C
C       ARR7 coordinates are XMIN, XMAX, YMIN, YMAX.
C
      ARR7(1) = 0.
      ARR7(2) = .5
      ARR7(3) = .5
      ARR7(4) = 1.
      CALL HSTOPR(´WIN=ON´,ARR7,4)
C
      SPAC(1) = 3.0
      SPAC(2) = 0.0
      CALL HSTOPR(´SPA=ON´,SPAC,2)

Example "ncargex thstmv" shows three examples of histograms with missing values in the input data.

Access

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

Messages

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

See Also

Online: histogram, histogram_params, hstopc, hstopi, hstopl, ncarg_cbind

Hardcopy: NCAR Graphics Fundamentals, UNIX Version

Info

March 1993 UNIX NCAR GRAPHICS