Creating a Simple Plot quickly
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Plotting - making simple plots quickly with
ncBrowse.( See Plots/Animations for ways to exercise
more control over variable mapping (e.g., vectors), axis assignments, and animating.)
- In main ncBrowse window, double click variable of interest.
- This opens the Domain Selector Window where you can change axis
orientation and range.
- Click "Graph Variable" to create the plot.
- About the Domain Selector Window
- Variable Panel (top) - The variable name its dimensions and
attributes in cdl format are displayed in this scrolling panel.
- Dimension Panel (bottom) - Each dimension's name, units, graph
axis mapping, axis reverse option, and current range selection are displayed
in a scrolling panel. One- and two-dimensional subsets can be specified
by selecting a dimension to be the x or y dependent axis.
- Warning: Selecting the y and x axes out of the "natural"
order can be slow for large grids.
- For dimensions that have a more than one value, the value or range
can be specified by either typing in the text box, right clicking in
the text box, or selecting the "..." button to the right of
the text field. The "..." button or right clicking will pop-up
a dialog that allows easy selection of values from the full range of
- Once the variable domain has been chosen selecting the "Graph
Variable" button will open a one- or two-dimensional plot, a dialog
displaying a single value, or a dialog displaying one or more strings.
Screen snapshot of Domain Selector Window
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