ContourPlot example 15

Drawing contours and an XY plot on the same frame.

This example demonstrates how to produce a contour plot and an XY plot and draw them on the same frame. It also shows how to make the output go to an X11 window, an NCGM, and a PostScript in one program. The names of the example codes that create this plot are cn15c.c, cn15f.f, and cn15n.ncl.


There is no resource file for this example, as all the resources are set in the source code.

A detailed discussion about how to create the plot appears in the comments of the source code for the example.

Creating the plot using HLU C library calls

The HLU C program that generates this plot is called cn15c.c.

Creating the plot using HLU FORTRAN library calls

The HLU FORTRAN program that generates this plot is called cn15f.f.

Creating the plot using NCL

The NCL script that generates this plot is called cn15n.ncl.

The data

The data for this plot is from a netCDF file called which contains surface temperature for a series of lat/lon points.

The data file is located in your NCAR Graphics data directory in a subdirectory called "cdf". You can get the name of the data directory by typing "ncargpath data" at your shell prompt. If you have netCDF installed on your system, then you can change directory to where the netCDF file resides and type "ncdump -h" to view the header information for this data file.

How to run this example

The examples are installed in the following locations:

The netCDF data file is installed in the following location:

You can copy this example and run it by typing "ng4ex cn15c", "ng4ex cn15f", or "ng4ex cn15n". A copy of the source file and resource file will be placed in your current working directory. The source code will be compiled and automatically run for you. You must have the netCDF library installed on your system in order to compile the C or FORTRAN version of this example.

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