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       x2sys_binlist - Create bin index listing from track data files


       x2sys_binlist track(s)  -TTAG [  -D ] [  -E ] [  -V[level] ]

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


       x2sys_binlist  reads  one or more track data files and produces a multisegment ASCII track
       bin-index file (tbf) with the track name in  the  header  and  one  data  record  per  bin
       crossed;  these  records  contain  lon,  lat, index, flags[, dist], where lon, lat are the
       coordinates of the center of the bin, the index is the 1-D number of the bin, and flags is
       a  bitflag  that describes which data fields were available in this bin. The optional dist
       requires  -D. The input files can be of any format, which must  be  described  and  passed
       with the
        -T option. The bin-index listing is a crude representation of where the track goes and is
       used by the data archivist to build an x2sys  track  data  base  for  miscellaneous  track
       queries,  such as when needing to determine which tracks should be compared in a crossover
       analysis. You must run x2sys_init to initialize the tag before you can run the indexing.


       tracks Can be one or more ASCII, native binary, or COARDS netCDF 1-D data files. To supply
              the  data files via a text file with a list of tracks (one per record), specify the
              name of the track list after a leading equal-sign (e.g., =tracks.lis). If the names
              are  missing their file extension we will append the suffix specified for this TAG.
              Track files will be searched for first in the current directory and second  in  all
              directories listed in $X2SYS_HOME/TAG/TAG_paths.txt (if it exists). [If $X2SYS_HOME
              is not set it will default to $GMT_SHAREDIR/x2sys]. (Note: MGD77 files will also be
              looked  for via MGD77_HOME/mgd77_paths.txt and *.gmt files will be searched for via

       -TTAG  Specify the x2sys TAG which tracks the attributes of this data type.


       -D     Calculate the length of track-line segments per bin [Default skips this step].  The
              length  fragments  are given as the 5th output column (after the flags). The length
              units are obtained via the TAB setting (see x2sys_init).

       -E     Convert geographic data to a cylindrical equal-area projection  prior  to  binning.
              Basically,  we  apply the projection -JYlon0/37:04:17.166076/360, where lon0 is the
              mid-longitude of the region. Requires -D, geographical data, and  a  global  region
              (e.g.,  -Rg  or  -Rd).  This  option is useful for statistics related to track-line
              density but should not be used when preparing bin-index files for the  x2sys  track
              data bases.

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

       -^ 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  explanation  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.


       To create a bin  index  file  from  the  MGD77  file  01030061.mgd77  using  the  settings
       associated with the tag MGD77, do

              gmt x2sys_binlist 01030061.mgd77 -TMGD77 > 01030061.tbf

       To  create  a  track  bin index file of all MGD77+ files residing in the current directory
       using the settings associated with the tag MGD77+ and calculate track distances, run

              gmt x2sys_binlist *.nc -TMGD77+ -D > all.tbf


       x2sys_cross, x2sys_datalist, x2sys_get, x2sys_init, x2sys_put, x2sys_report, x2sys_solve


       2019, P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe