Provided by: gmt-manpages_3.4.4-1_all
pshistogram - Bin data and plot histograms
pshistogram file -Jxxscale[/yscale] -Wbin_width [ -2 ] [ -A ] [ -Btickinfo ] [ -C ] [ -Eazimuth/elevation ] [ -Gfill ] [ -H[nrec] ] [ -I[o] ] [ -K ] [ -Lpen ] [ -O ] [ -P ] [ -Q ] [ -Rwest/east/south/north[r] ] [ -S ] [ -U[/dx/dy/][label] ] [ -V ] [ -Xx-shift ] [ -Yy-shift ] [ -Ztype ] [ -ccopies ] [ -bi[s][n] ]
pshistogram reads the first column from file [or standard input] and calculates histogram parameters based on the bin-width provided. Using these parameters, scaling, and optional range parameters it will generate PostScript code that plots a histogram. A cumulative histogram may also be specified. file ASCII [or binary, see -b] datafile. If no file is given, pshistogram will read standard input. -Jx xscale[/yscale] (Linear scale(s) in distance unit/data unit). -W Sets the bin width used for histogram calculations.
No space between the option flag and the associated arguments. -B Sets map boundary tickmark intervals. See psbasemap for details. -2 Read second rather than first column. -A Plot the histogram horizontally from x = 0 [Default is vertically from y = 0]. -C Center bin on each value. [Default is left edge]. -E Sets the viewpoint's azimuth and elevation (for perspective view) [180/90]' -G Select filling of bars. [Default is no fill]. Specify the shade (0-255) or color (r/g/b, each in 0-255). -H Input file(s) has Header record(s). Number of header records can be changed by editing your .gmtdefaults file. If used, GMT default is 1 header record. -I Inquire about min/max x and y after binning. No plotting is done. Append o to output an ASCII table of the resulting x,y data. -K More PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates the plot system]. -L Draw bar outline using the specified pen thickness. [Default is no outline]. -bo Selects binary output. Append s for single precision [Default is double]. -P Selects Portrait plotting mode [GMT Default is Landscape, see gmtdefaults to change this]. -Q Draw a cumulative histogram. -R west, east, south, and north specify the Region of interest. To specify boundaries in degrees and minutes [and seconds], use the dd:mm[:ss] format. Append r if lower left and upper right map coordinates are given instead of wesn. If not given, pshistogram will automatically find reasonable values for the region. -S Draws a stairs-step diagram instead of histogram. -U Draw Unix System time stamp on plot. User may specify where the lower left corner of the stamp should fall on the page relative to lower left corner of plot. Optionally, append a label, or c (which will plot the command string.). The GMT parameters UNIX_TIME and UNIX_TIME_POS can affect the appearance; see the gmtdefaults man page for details. -V Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr [Default runs "silently"]. -X -Y Shift origin of plot by (x-shift,y-shift). Prepend a for absolute coordinates; the default (r) will reset plot origin. -Z Choose between 6 types of histograms: 0 = counts [Default], 1 = frequency_percent, 2 = log (1.0 + count), 3 = log (1.0 + frequency_percent), 4 = log10 (1.0 + count), 5 = log10 (1.0 + frequency_percent). -c Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1] -bi Selects binary input. Append s for single precision [Default is double]. Append n for the number of columns in the binary file(s). [Default is 2 input columns].
To draw a histogram of the data v3206.t containing seafloor depths, using a 250 meter bin width, center bars, and draw bar outline, try: pshistogram v3206.t -JXh -W250 -C -L0.5p -V > plot.ps If you know the distribution of your data, you may explicitly specify range and scales. E.g., to plot a histogram of the y-values (2nd column) in the file errors.xy using a 1 meter bin width, plot from -10 to +10 meters @ 0.75 cm/m, annotate every 2 m and 100 counts, and use black bars, try: cut -f2 errors.xy | pshistogram -W1 -R-10/10/0/0 -Jx0.75c/0.01c -B2:Error:/100:Counts: -G0 -V > plot.ps Since no y-range was specified, pshistogram will calculate ymax in even increments of 100.