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PSRCHIVE documentation: psrplot
1.0 PurposeThe Pulsar Archive Plotter, psrplot, is a highly configurable plotting program that may be used to create customized plots of pulsar data. Using the PGPLOT graphics subroutine library, psrplot produces publication quality plots with any of the available device handlers. Therefore, it can be used both during data analysis as a flexible visualization tool and during manuscript preparation to create more refined Postscript figures.
The program utilizes the family of clases derived from
2.0 Usagepsrplot is fairly simple to use. Most commands are of the form:
psrplot -p plot [-c options] [-j jobs] [-l loop] filenameswhere:
The available plotting options will depend upon the chosen plot. For a list of available plots, type:
psrplot -PFor a list of options specific to plot, use:
psrplot -C plotThere is also a fairly large number of plot options that are common to all plots; however, each plot may have different default values for each option. To list these common options and see the default values for plot, use:
psrplot -A plotMultiple filenames can be specified on the command line either individually or using wildcard characters. Each file will be displayed in sequence, one after the other.
2.1 DetailsPlease follow the links for more detailed information on each topic:
3.0 AlgorithmsThe attribute syntax is defined by the
4.0 Testing and examplesExamples are given throughout the documentation in section 2.1.
5.0 Known bugs and features that require implementation