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       psrose  -  Plot  (length,  azimuth) as windrose diagram or polar histogram (sector or rose


       psrose file [ -Asector_width[r] ] [ -Btickinfo ] [ -C[mode-file] ] [ -Eazimuth/elevation ]
       [  -Gfill ] [ -H[nrec] ] [ -I ] [ -K ] [ -M[parameters ] [ -O ] [ -P ] [ -Rr0/r1/az_0/az_1
       ] [ -Sradial_scale[n] ] [ -T ] [ -U[/dx/dy/][label] ] [ -V ] [ -Wpen ]  [  -Xx-shift  ]  [
       -Yy-shift ] [ -Zscale ] [ -ccopies ] [ -: ] [ -bi[s][n] ]


       psrose reads (length,azimuth) pairs from file [or standard input] and generates PostScript
       code that will plot a windrose diagram. Optionally (with  -A),  polar  histograms  may  be
       drawn (sector diagram or rose diagram). Options include full circle and half circle plots.
       The PostScript code is written to standard output.

       file   Name of ASCII [or binary, see -b] data file. If no file is given, psrose will  read
              standard input.


       No space between the option flag and the associated arguments.

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

       -B     Sets map boundary tickmark intervals. See psbasemap for details.  Remember that "x"
              here is radial distance and "y" is azimuth. The ylabel may be used to plot a figure

       -C     Plot vectors showing the principal directions given in the modes file. If  no  file
              is given, compute and plot mean direction.

       -E     Sets the viewpoint's azimuth and elevation [180/90]'

       -G     Selects  shade  or color for sector infill [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. Computes statistics needed to specify useful -R. No plot is generated.

       -K     More PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates the plot system].

       -M     Specify  new  arrow  attributes  tailwidth/headlength/headwidth/r/g/b to change the
              appearance of arrows (Only if -C is set). [Default is  0.075c/0.3c/0.25c/0/0/0  (or

       -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

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

       -S     Specifies radius of circle. Append n to normalize input radii to go from 0 to 1.

       -T     Specifies that the input data is orientation data  (has  a  180  degree  ambiguity)
              instead of true 0-360 degree directions [Default].

       -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

       -W     Set pen attributes for sector outline or rose plot. [Default is no outline].

       -X -Y  Shift origin of plot by (x-shift,y-shift).  Prepend a for absolute coordinates; the
              default (r) will reset plot origin.

       -Z     Multiply  the data radii by scale. E.g., use -Z0.001 to convert your data from m to
              km [Default is no scaling].

       -c     Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1]

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

       -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 plot a half circle rose diagram of the data in the file fault_segments.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
       (200/240/255)  outlined  by  a solid red pen (width = 0.75 points), draw the mean azimuth,
       and shown in Portrait orientation, try:

       psrose fault_segments.az_r  -R0/150/-90/90  -B50g25:"Fault  length":/g30:."Rose  diagram":
       -S3i -A10r -G200/240/255 -W0.75p/255/0/0 -Z0.001 -C -P -T -: | lpr

       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]
       orientation with UNIX timestamp and command line plotted, try:

       psrose lines.az_r -R0/500/0/360 -S5c -Bg100/g45:."Windrose diagram": -W0.5p -Uc | lpr


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


       gmt(1gmt), gmtdefaults(1gmt), pshistogram(1gmt)

                                            1 Jan 2004                                  PSROSE(l)