Feature #670

Simplify vector plotting from x,y components

Added by Paul about 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2015-02-04
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Paul% Done:


Target version:Candidate for next minor release


We often have data sets with lon, lat, dx, dy that indicates the starting point of the vector tail and its x- and y-components in user coordinates. To plot these in GMT requires processing via awk or similar to generate the azimuth and length in cm or inches. To simplify these operations, I suggest we add another modifier to the -Sv option: +z<scale>[unit]. This would automatically calculate the azimuth and length in specified units via hypo (dx, dy) * <scale> [unit].


echo 3 4 0.035 0.044 | gmt psxy -R -J -O -K -Sv0.1i+z5i -W1p > t.ps


#1 Updated by Paul about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Implemented in r14040, GMT 5.2, not fully tested.

#2 Updated by Paul almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Closed and implemented.

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