CUPLOT is a tool for accessing and displaying TFTR data. It is assumed that you know what data you want to look at and how to interpret it, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from the person(s) responsible for the data.
CUPLOT is based on the CICADA utility CU.PLOT, the plot program in the CU (Computer Utilities) digraph; thus it is pronounced C-U-PLOT. The VAX version was developed by John Coonrod in 1984/85. It is presently maintained by Marilee Thompson. There is an extensive help file that is accessed via HELP CUPLOT. If you are new to CUPLOT, it is best to log on to the VAX and type in the examples as you read them.
CUPLOT is often used to compare different data elements from the same TFTR shot or to compare data from two or more shots. For the sake of simplicity, this guide first describes, in chapter three, many of the CUPLOT commands applied to a single data element. Chapter four presents the commands used with multiple data elements. Chapter five discusses the renowned CUPLOT vector calculator and other data manipulation techniques. Chapter six describes commands appropriate for 2D data.