Thats good news! Thanks for reporting back.
Ge Peng wrote:
Hi Peng, We have not had any reports of this kind of crash. It's interesting that you say GO line_thickness works fine, but not your script, with /LINE=8 let xt=I[I=1:25] let var1=sin(xt) plot/line=8 var1 Is that correct?Hi Ansley, That is correct. It also did not like plot/thick=2What is the computer platform, and what does the Ferret header say when you start Ferret? For instance, NOAA/PMEL TMAP FERRET v6 Linux(g77) 2.4.21-32 - 08/23/06 8-Jul-08 13:00For the older version: cfe2.gpeng 55> ferret NOAA/PMEL TMAP FERRET v5.80 Linux(g77) 2.4.18 - 01/03/05 10-Jul-08 09:23 For version 6: NOAA/PMEL TMAP FERRET v6 Linux(g77) 2.4.20 - 09/11/06 10-Jul-08 09:23Can you run other scripts, for example: yes? go tutorialBoth v5.8 and v6. went through the tutorial fine. Just for the sake of it, I tried to plot using line=8 and thick=2 again today. It worked fine this time, even with v6. Looking back, the system people were doing relocation of many system disks when my problem surfaced. Thus, it is likely that the crash may be due to the fact that the ferret package was partially removed from its path or something like that. If that is true, we can let go a sigh of relief. However, I am sorry for incurring extra time and effort to you and Jaison. Regards, --- PengGe Peng wrote:Hi Peng,Hi Jaison, Thanks for your e-mail and suggestions.Which version of Ferret are you using? V6.Do you find the display (x-windows) from remote machine to be fine? Yes.Are you running Ferret in batch mode with -gif option? No. I am running ferret interactively.In that case see these discussions : http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/maillists/tmap/ferret_users/fu_2004/msg00884.html http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/maillists/tmap/ferret_users/fu_2005/msg00477.html Though this is may not be a solution to your problem, i would like to mention that, /color or /line argument with numerical values from 1-18 can be used for color+line_thickness (1-6 is thick=1, 7-12 is thick=2 and 13-18 is thick=3). So, any of the following commands will give you the same thick red line plot/color=2/thick=2 i[i=1:10] plot/color=8 i[i=1:10] plot/line=8 i[i=1:10]I have tried all three and none of those worked: got the same segmentation fault error.see how does the following demo works on your remote machine : yes? go line_thicknessIt works fine and I got a figure showing the line thickness in colors with difference line numbers. It is a basic and simple plot. The fact that it crashes for line options puzzles me. It may be a set-up issue when installing ferret. I am just wondering if anyone else has encountered the same problem before I send an e-mail to the system adm. Thanks, --- PengThanks and Regards, JaisonHi, ferret users: I am trying to make a plot of time series using plot/thick=2/color=blue. It keeps on crashing on one of the NASA Columbia super computers. I played a bit with the script and it turned out that the computer does not thick=2 option. I really like to have a thicker line. Can anyone help me? Thanks, --- Peng Here is a log on the supercomputer:ferret -gifNOAA/PMEL TMAP FERRET v6 Linux(g77) 2.4.20 - 09/11/06 30-Jun-08 15:19 yes? go _mytest_plot.jnl let xt=I[I=1:25] let var1=sin(xt) plot/thick=2/color=blue var1 Segmentation fault (core dumped) I have tried the same script on a local machine and it worked without problem (see the log below) but it would be too time consuming to transfer data from the super computer to the local computer all the time:ferret -gifNOAA/PMEL TMAP FERRET v6 Linux(g77) 2.4.21-32 - 08/23/06 30-Jun-08 15:19 yes? go _mytest_plot.jnl let xt=I[I=1:25] let var1=sin(xt) plot/thick=2/color=blue var1 frame/file=plot_test.gif