TextItem example 2

Creating text in a filled colored font with a bounding box

This example can be created using HLU C library calls, HLU FORTRAN library calls, or NCL. It demonstrates how to draw a text string, set its font, and turn on a bounding box. The names of the source files for this example are tx02c.c, tx02f.f, and tx02n.ncl.


This module discusses how to create this plot using HLU function calls or NCL. A resource file is included with this example; it is called tx02.res. This file shows how to set the value of the text string, the text color, font, position, etc.

A detailed discussion of how this example works appears in its source code.

Creating the plot using HLUs

The HLU C program that generates this plot is called tx02c.c.

Creating the plot using HLU FORTRAN library calls

The HLU FORTRAN program that generates this plot is called tx02f.f.

Creating the plot using NCL

The NCL script that generates this plot is called tx02n.ncl.

The data

This plot does not use any external data.

How to run this example

You can produce this example by using a C program (tx02c.c), a FORTRAN program (tx02f.f), or an NCL script (tx02n.ncl). The examples are installed in the following locations:

You can copy this example and run it by typing "ng4ex tx02c", "ng4ex tx02f", or "ng4ex tx02n". 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.

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