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David Fanning...
Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:18 am

Long weekend. :-)

But I just checked in all my changes and new programs to
support device independent, color model independent,
graphics programs with "traditional" IDL graphics commands.

I now have replacements for the following commands: Plot,
Oplot, PlotS, Surface, Shade_Surf, Contour, TV, and TVScl.
You can read about the new commands and see some examples

This was a bit harder than I anticipated. Especially the
new FSC_Surf program, which is a wrapper for both Surface
and Shade_Surf. I had to dig deep into the Surface chapter
of my new book to figure out what was going on. And then, when
I thought I had it all figured out, I tried to do a
multi-plot and yikes! I had surfaces all over the damn
place! Suffice it to say, my back hurts tonight. I didn't
plan to be sitting in front of a computer for this long!

In support of these programs, I made changes to TVImage,
TVScale, FSC_Colorbar, PS_Start/PS_End and probably a
few other programs I have forgotten about. What I'm saying
is that this might be a good time to update your Coyote
Library, if you are interested in giving these programs
a try.

I don't expect they are completely bug free, but they
have already saved me some time creating figures for
my book and my web page. I like them! I expect some
of you might, too. :-)


David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting, Inc.
Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming:
Sepore ma de ni thui. ("Perhaps thou speakest truth.")
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:08 am
I was toying around w/ the examples on your page here:
Under the example for TVIMAGE, I needed to add the /OVERPLOT keyword
to the FSC_CONTOUR command to get the image as shown.

I like what I see in these wrapper procedures of yours. I passed the
link on to my fellow IDLers in the department and I'll post any
interesting feedback.
Appreciate your work,
Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:15 am
....actually, /OVERPLOT gives me no axis, and /NOERASE requires
specifying the correct margins...
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