manpagez: man pages & more
man psrose(1)
Home | html | info | man
psrose(1)                             GMT                            psrose(1)


       psrose - Plot a polar histogram (rose, sector, windrose diagrams)


       psrose  [  table  ]  [   -A[r]sector_width  ]  [  -B[p|s]parameters ] [
       -Cm|[+w]mode_file ] [  -D ] [  -F ] [  -Gfill ] [   -I  ]  [   -K  ]  [
       -L[wlabel,elabel,slabel,nlabel]  ]  [  -Mparameters ] [  -O ] [  -P ] [
       -Qalpha ] [  -Rr0/r1/az_0/az_1 ] [   -S[n]radial_scale  ]  [   -T  ]  [
       -U[stamp]  ] [  -V[level] ] [  -W[v]pen ] [  -Xx_offset ] [  -Yy_offset
       ] [  -Zu|scale ] [ -bibinary ] [ -dinodata ] [ -eregexp ] [ -hheaders ]
       [ -iflags ] [ -pflags ] [ -ttransp ] [ -:[i|o] ]

       Note:  No  space  is allowed between the option flag and the associated


       psrose reads (length,azimuth) pairs from file [or standard  input]  and
       generates  PostScript  code that will plot a windrose diagram.  Add -i0
       if your file only has azimuth values.  Optionally (with -A), polar his-
       tograms  may be drawn (sector diagram or rose diagram). Options include
       full circle and half circle plots. The PostScript code  is  written  to
       standard  output.  The  outline  of the windrose is drawn with the same
       color as MAP_DEFAULT_PEN.




       table  One or more ASCII (or binary, see -bi[ncols][type])  data  table
              file(s) holding a number of data columns. If no tables are given
              then we read from standard input. If a file with  only  azimuths
              are  given,  use -i to indicate the single column with azimuths;
              then all lengths are set to unity (see -Zu to set actual lengths
              to unity as well).

              Gives  the  sector width in degrees for sector and rose diagram.
              [Default 0 means windrose diagram]. Use -Ar to draw rose diagram
              instead of sector diagram.

       -B[p|s]parameters (more a|)
              Set map boundary frame and axes attributes.

         Remember that axa here is
         radial distance and aya is azimuth. The ylabel may be used to plot a figure caption.
         The scale bar length is determined by the radial gridline spacing.

              Plot  vectors  showing  the  principal  directions  given in the
              mode_file file. Alternatively, specify -Cm to compute  and  plot
              mean  direction.  See  -M  to  control  the  vector  attributes.
              Finally, to instead save the computed mean direction  and  other
              statistics, use [m]+wmode_file.  The eight items saved to a sin-
              gle  record  are:  mean_az,   mean_r,   mean_resultant,   max_r,
              scaled_mean_r, length_sum, n, sign@alpha, where the last term is
              0 or 1 depending on whether the mean resultant is significant at
              the level of confidence set via -Q.

       -D     Shift  sectors  so  that  they  are centered on the bin interval
              (e.g., first sector is centered on 0 degrees).

       -F     Do not draw the scale length bar [Default plots scale  in  lower
              right corner]

       -Gfill Selects shade, color or pattern for filling the sectors [Default
              is no fill]K.

       -I     Inquire. Computes statistics needed to specify a useful  -R.  No
              plot is generated.  The following statistics are written to std-
              out: n, mean az, mean r, mean resultant  length,  max  bin  sum,
              scaled mean, and linear length sum.

       -K (more a|)
              Do not finalize the PostScript plot.

              Specify  labels  for  the  0, 90, 180, and 270 degree marks. For
              full-circle plot the default is  WEST,EAST,SOUTH,NORTH  and  for
              half-circle  the  default  is 90W,90E,-,0. A - in any entry dis-
              ables that label. Use -L with no argument to  disable  all  four
              labels.   Note  that  the  GMT_LANGUAGE  setting will affect the
              words used.

              Used with -C to modify  vector  parameters.  For  vector  heads,
              append vector head size [Default is 0, i.e., a line]. See VECTOR
              ATTRIBUTES for specifying additional attributes.  If -C  is  not
              given  and  the  current plot mode is to draw a windrose diagram
              then using -M will add vector heads to all individual directions
              using the supplied attributes.

       -O (more a|)
              Append to existing PostScript plot.

       -P (more a|)
              Select aPortraita plot orientation.

       -Qalpha ]
              Sets  the  confidence level used to determine if the mean resul-
              tant is significant (i.e., Lord Rayleigh  test  for  uniformity)
              [0.05].   Note:  The  critical  values are approximated [Berens,
              2009] and requires at least 10 points; the  critical  resultants
              are accurate to at least 3 significant digits.  For smaller data
              sets you should consult exact statistical tables.

              Specifies the aregiona of interest in (r,azimuth) space.  r0  is
              0, r1 is max length in units. For azimuth, specify either -90/90
              or 0/180 for half circle plot or 0/360 for full circle.

              Specifies radius of plotted circle (append a unit  from  c|i|p).
              Use  -Sn  to normalize input radii (or bin counts if -A is used)
              by the largest value so all radii (or bin counts) range  from  0
              to 1.

       -T     Specifies that the input data are orientation data (i.e., have a
              180 degree ambiguity) instead of true  0-360  degree  directions
              [Default]. We compensate by counting each record twice: First as
              azimuth and second as azimuth + 180.  Ignored if range is  given
              as -90/90 or 0/180.

       -U[[just]/dx/dy/][c|label] (more a|)
              Draw GMT time stamp logo on plot.

       -V[level] (more a|)
              Select verbosity level [c].

       -Wpen  Set  pen attributes for sector outline or rose plot. [Default is
              no outline]. Use -Wvpen  to  change  pen  used  to  draw  vector
              (requires -C) [Default is same as sector outline].


       -Y[a|c|f|r][y-shift[u]] (more a|)
              Shift plot origin.

              Multiply  the  data radii by scale. E.g., use -Z0.001 to convert
              your data from m to km. To exclude the radii from consideration,
              set them all to unity with -Zu [Default is no scaling].

       -:     Input  file  has (azimuth,radius) pairs rather than the expected

       -bi[ncols][t] (more a|)
              Select native binary input. [Default is 2 input columns].

       -dinodata (more a|)
              Replace input columns that equal nodata with NaN.

       -e[~]^<i>apattern^<i>a | -e[~]/regexp/[i] (more a|)
              Only accept data records that match the given pattern.

       -h[i|o][n][+c][+d][+rremark][+rtitle] (more a|)
              Skip or produce header record(s).

       -icols[+l][+sscale][+ooffset][,^<i>a|] (more a|)
              Select input columns and transformations (0 is first column).

       -p[x|y|z]azim[/elev[/zlevel]][+wlon0/lat0[/z0]][+vx0/y0] (more a|)
              Select perspective view.

       -t[transp] (more a|)
              Set PDF transparency level in percent.

       -^ or just -
              Print a short message about the  syntax  of  the  command,  then
              exits (NOTE: on Windows just use -).

       -+ or just +
              Print  an extensive usage (help) message, including the explana-
              tion of any module-specific  option  (but  not  the  GMT  common
              options), then exits.

       -? or no arguments
              Print a complete usage (help) message, including the explanation
              of all options, then exits.


       Several modifiers may be appended to the  vector-producing  options  to
       specify the placement of vector heads, their shapes, and the justifica-
       tion of the vector. Below, left and right refers to  the  side  of  the
       vector  line  when  viewed from the start point to the end point of the
          +aangle sets the angle of the vector head apex [30].

          +b places a vector head at the beginning of the vector path  [none].
          Optionally,  append  t  for  a  terminal line, c for a circle, a for
          arrow [Default], i for tail, A for plain  arrow,  and  I  for  plain
          tail.   Further  append  l|r  to only draw the left or right side of
          this head [both sides].

          +e places a vector head at  the  end  of  the  vector  path  [none].
          Optionally,  append  t  for  a  terminal line, c for a circle, a for
          arrow [Default], i for tail, A for plain  arrow,  and  I  for  plain
          tail.   Further  append  l|r  to only draw the left or right side of
          this head [both sides].

          +g-|fill turns off vector head fill (if -) or sets the  vector  head
          fill [Default fill is used, which may be no fill].

          +hshape  sets  the shape of the vector head (range -2/2). Default is
          controlled by MAP_VECTOR_SHAPE [0].

          +l draws half-arrows, using only the left side  of  specified  heads
          [both sides].

          +m  places  a  vector  head at the mid-point the vector path [none].
          Append f or r for forward or reverse direction of the  vector  [for-
          ward].  Optionally, append t for a terminal line, c for a circle, or
          a for arrow head [Default].  Further append l|r  to  only  draw  the
          left  or  right  side of this head [both sides].  Cannot be combined
          with +b or +e.

          +nnorm scales down vector attributes (pen thickness, head size) with
          decreasing  length,  where vectors shorter than norm will have their
          attributes scaled by length/norm [arrow attributes remains invariant
          to length].

          +oplon/plat  specifies  the oblique pole for the great or small cir-
          cles.  Only needed for great circles if +q is given.

          +p[-][pen] sets the vector pen attributes. If pen has  a  leading  -
          then  the  head outline is not drawn. [Default pen is used, and head
          outline is drawn]

          +q means the input angle, length data instead  represent  the  start
          and  stop  opening  angles  of the arc segment relative to the given

          +r draws half-arrows, using only the right side of  specified  heads
          [both sides].

          +t[b|e]trim  will  shift  the beginning or end point (or both) along
          the vector segment by the given trim; append suitable unit.  If  the
          modifiers  b|e are not used then trim may be two values separated by
          a slash, which is used to specify different trims for the two  ends.
          Positive  trims  will  shorted  the vector while negative trims will
          lengthen it [no trim].

       In addition, all but circular vectors may take these modifiers:
          +jjust determines how the input x,y point  relates  to  the  vector.
          Choose from beginning [default], end, or center.

          +s means the input angle, length are instead the x, y coordinates of
          the vector end point.

       Finally, Cartesian vectors may take these modifiers:
          +zscale[unit] expects input dx,dy vector  components  and  uses  the
          scale to convert to polar coordinates with length in given unit.


       To  plot  a half circle rose diagram of the data in the file fault_seg-
       ments.az_r (containing pairs of (azimuth, length in meters), using a 10
       degree bin sector width, on a circle of radius = 3 inch, grid going out
       to radius = 150 km in steps of 25 km with a 30 degree sector  interval,
       radial direction annotated every 50 km, using a light blue shading out-
       lined by a solid red pen (width = 0.75 points), draw the mean  azimuth,
       and shown in Portrait orientation, use:

              gmt psrose fault_segments.az_r -R0/150/-90/90 -Bx50g25+l"Fault length"
                         -Byg30 -B+t"Rose diagram"-S3i -Ar10 -Glightblue
                         -W0.75p,red -Z0.001 -Cm -P -T -: >

       To  plot  a  full  circle  wind  rose  diagram  of the data in the file
       lines.r_az, on a circle of radius = 5 cm, grid going out  to  radius  =
       500  units  in  steps  of 100 with a 45 degree sector interval, using a
       solid pen (width = 0.5 point, and shown in landscape [Default] orienta-
       tion with UNIX timestamp and command line plotted, use:

              gmt psrose lines.az_r -R0/500/0/360 -S5c -Bxg100 -Byg45 -B+t"Windrose diagram" -W0.5p -Uc | lpr

       Redo the same plot but this time add orange vector heads to each direc-
       tion (with nominal head size 0.5 cm but this will be  reduced  linearly
       for lengths less than 1 cm) and save the plot, use:

              gmt psrose lines.az_r -R0/500/0/360 -S5c -Bxg100 -Byg45 -B+t"Windrose diagram" -M0.5c+e+gorange+n1c -W0.5p -Uc >


       No  default  radial  scale and grid settings for polar histograms. User
       must run psrose -I to find max length in binned data set.


       Berens, P., 2009, CircStat: A MATLAB Toolbox for  Circular  Statistics,
       J. Stat. Software, 31(10), 1-21.


       gmt(1), gmt.conf(5), gmtcolors(5), pshistogram(1)


       2017, P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe

5.4.2                            Jun 24, 2017                        psrose(1)

gmt5 5.4.2 - Generated Thu Jun 29 15:34:23 CDT 2017
© 2000-2021
Individual documents may contain additional copyright information.