SCATTER

Displays a scatter plot between data in two NDFs

Description:

This application displays a two-dimensional plot in which the horizontal axis corresponds to the data value in the NDF  given by Parameter IN1, and the vertical axis corresponds to the data value in the NDF given by Parameter IN2. Optionally, the variance, standard deviation or quality may be used instead of the data value for either axis (see Parameters COMP1 and COMP2). A symbol is displayed at an appropriate position in the plot for each pixel which has a good value in both NDFs, and falls within the bounds specified by Parameter XLEFT, XRIGHT, YBOT and YTOP. The type of symbol may be specified using Parameter MARKER.

The supplied arrays may be compressed prior to display (see Parameter COMPRESS). This reduces the number of points in the scatter plot, and also reduces the noise in the data.

The Pearson correlation coefficient of the displayed scatter plot is also calculated and displayed, and written to output parameter CORR.

Usage:

scatter in1 in2 [comp1] [comp2] [device]

Parameters:

AXES = _LOGICAL (Read)
TRUE if labelled and annotated axes are to be drawn around the plot. The width of the margins left for the annotation may be controlled using Parameter MARGIN. The appearance of the axes (colours, founts, etc.) can be controlled using the Parameter STYLE. The dynamic default is TRUE if CLEAR is TRUE, and FALSE otherwise. []
CLEAR = _LOGICAL (Read)
If TRUE the current picture is cleared before the plot is drawn. If CLEAR is FALSE not only is the existing plot retained, but also an attempt is made to align the new picture with the existing picture. Thus you can generate a composite plot within a single set of axes, say using different colours or modes to distinguish data from different datasets. [TRUE]
COMP1 = LITERAL (Read)
The NDF array component to be displayed on the horizontal axis. It may be "Data", "Quality", "Variance", or "Error" (where "Error" is an alternative to "Variance" and causes the square root of the variance values to be displayed). If "Quality" is specified, then the quality values are treated as numerical values (in the range 0 to 255). ["Data"]
COMP2 = LITERAL (Read)
The NDF array component to be displayed on the vertical axis. It may be "Data", "Quality", "Variance", or "Error" (where "Error" is an alternative to "Variance" and causes the square root of the variance values to be displayed). If "Quality" is specified, then the quality values are treated as numerical values (in the range 0 to 255). ["Data"]
COMPRESS() = _INTEGER (Read)
The compression factors to be used when compressing the supplied arrays prior to display. If any of the supplied values are greater than 1, then the supplied arrays are compressed prior to display by replacing each box of input pixels by a single pixel equal to the mean of the pixels in the box. The size of each box in pixels is given by the compression factors. No compression occurs if all values supplied for this parameter are 1. If the number of values supplied is smaller than the number of axes, the final value supplied is duplicated for the remaining axes. [1]
DEVICE = DEVICE (Read)
The graphics workstation on which to produce the plot. If a null value (!) is supplied no plot will be made. [current graphics device]
IN1 = NDF (Read)
The NDF to be displayed on the horizontal axis.
IN2 = NDF (Read)
The NDF to be displayed on the vertical axis.
MARGIN( 4 ) = _REAL (Read)
The widths of the margins to leave for axis annotation, given as fractions of the corresponding dimension of the current picture. Four values may be given, in the order - bottom, right, top, left. If fewer than four values are given, extra values are used equal to the first supplied value. If these margins are too narrow any axis annotation may be clipped. If a null (!) value is supplied, the value used is 0.15 (for all edges) if annotated axes are produced, and zero otherwise. [current value]
MARKER = _INTEGER (Read)
Specifies the symbol with which each position should be marked in the plot. It should be given as an integer PGPLOT marker type. For instance, 0 gives a box, 1 gives a dot, 2 gives a cross, 3 gives an asterisk, 7 gives a triangle. The value must be larger than or equal to 31. [current value]
PERC1( 2 ) = _REAL (Read)
The percentiles that define the default values for XLEFT and XRIGHT. For example, [5,95] would result in the lowest and highest 5% of the data value in IN1 being excluded from the plot if the default values are accepted for XLEFT and XRIGHT. [current value]
PERC2( 2 ) = _REAL (Read)
The percentiles that define the default values for YBOT and YTOP. For example, [5,95] would result in the lowest and highest 5% of the data value in IN2 being excluded from the plot if the default values are accepted for YBOT and YTOP. [current value]
STYLE = GROUP (Read)
A group of attribute settings describing the plotting style to use when drawing the annotated axes, and markers.

A comma-separated list of strings should be given in which each string is either an attribute setting, or the name of a text file preceded by an up-arrow character "^". Such text files should contain further comma-separated lists which will be read and interpreted in the same manner. Attribute settings are applied in the order in which they occur within the list, with later settings overriding any earlier settings given for the same attribute.

Each individual attribute setting should be of the form:

<name >= <value >

where <name > is the name of a plotting attribute, and <value > is the value to assign to the attribute. Default values will be used for any unspecified attributes. All attributes will be defaulted if a null value (!)–-the initial default–-is supplied. To apply changes of style to only the current invocation, begin these attributes with a plus sign. A mixture of persistent and temporary style changes is achieved by listing all the persistent attributes followed by a plus sign then the list of temporary attributes.

See Section E for a description of the available attributes. Any unrecognised attributes are ignored (no error is reported).

The appearance of markers is controlled by Colour(Markers), Width(Markers), etc. (the synonym Symbols may be used in place of Markers). [current value]

XLEFT = _DOUBLE (Read)
The axis value to place at the left hand end of the horizontal axis. If a null (!) value is suplied, the value used is determined by Parameter PERC1. The value supplied may be greater than or less than the value supplied for XRIGHT. [!]
XRIGHT = _DOUBLE (Read)
The axis value to place at the right hand end of the horizontal axis. If a null (!) value is suplied, the value used is determined by Parameter PERC1. The value supplied may be greater than or less than the value supplied for XLEFT. [!]
YBOT = _DOUBLE (Read)
The axis value to place at the bottom end of the vertical axis. If a null (!) value is suplied, the value used is determined by Parameter PERC2. The value supplied may be greater than or less than the value supplied for YTOP. [!]
YTOP = _DOUBLE (Read)
The axis value to place at the top end of the vertical axis. If a null (!) value is suplied, the value used is determined by Parameter PERC2. The value supplied may be greater than or less than the value supplied for YBOT. [!]

Results Parameters

CORR = _DOUBLE (Write)
The Pearson correlation coefficient of the points in the scatter plot. A value of zero is stored if the correlation coefficient cannot be calculated.
NPIX = _INTEGER (Write)
The number of pixels used to form the correlation coefficient.

Examples:

scatter cl123a cl123b
This displays a scatter plot of the data value in NDF cl123b against the data value in NDF cl123a, on the current graphics device.
scatter cl123a cl123a pscol_l comp2=error compress=3
This displays a scatter plot of the error in NDF cl123a against the data value in the same NDF. The graphics device used is pscol_l. The data are compressed by a factor of 3 on each axis before forming the plot.

Notes:

Related Applications

KAPPA: NORMALIZE.

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