Generalized splitxyz [Was: Manpage of splitxyz explains deprecated -M]
|Status:||In Progress||Start date:||2012-05-04|
-M Use Map units. Then x,y are in degrees of longitude, latitude, distances are in kilometers, and angles are azimuths. [Default: distances are carte- sian in same units as x,y and angles are counter-clockwise from horizontal].should be removed but the hint about how distances are measured must be retained.
Feature request: Let
-D option handle UNIT modifiers, e.g.,
-fg is specified.
#4 Updated by Paul about 6 years ago
I have reworded the content of -M and placed it in a new section DISTANCE CALCULATIONS, which explains that -fg is needed to turn on geographic behavior.
As for renaming GMT programs: That battle has been fought and lost before your time... I have argued for starting programs with gmt for those that do not have that etc but there is an understandable backlash for doing this.
I fixed -N so that the strdup only happens if an argument was actually given, otherwise the default will prevail later in the program.
The issues with arbitrary columns and -Z are related and needs some redesign.
Will look at -D..<unit>
#6 Updated by Paul about 5 years ago
- Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
- Subject changed from Manpage of splitxyz explains deprecated -M to Generalized splitxyz [Was: Manpage of splitxyz explains deprecated -M]
I think this is now devolved into a feature request: Eliminate -Z and generalize the input more.