These routines are user specific and do the actual data reading and data plotting. The template provided here serves as a working guide, but there are NO RESTRICTIONS on how you decide to read or plot your data yourself.
PaPCo provides some plot routines for line plots and color spectrograms. Most modules written so far use these routines, but again, there is NO RESTRICTION on the way you want to do things. However, to make panels look good together, some of the conventions used by these plot routines make sense!
is the read
plot routine for
plot_type line plots.
plot_type spectra plots.
This is a simple text file used to configure the module. This is done through the use of environmental variables, which point to the data directories or remote sites for use with wGet, or can be used to set other user-defined options in the module (such as enable/disable remote data get).
Each line in this file has the name of a global variable and it's
definition. For the
plot_type template the the variables needed are the
one contaning the data path and the one containing the URL string to be used
with the remote get data facility. The default settings that come with a
module might not be correct for your installation,
so you will need to use the config function of the
editor to change it (replace
papco_XX by the correct path to your
The URL string used here needs a little explanation. The URL has the general format of
user:password are the account name and password for the site. If your
URL contains exactly the string ``user:password'' here, then PaPCo will
prompt you for the user and passowrd name. The idea is not to EVER put an
password into a file - if you want to protect your site, make at least sure
thast you never ship a module which has pasword information explicitly in it!
user:password are omitted (us in this example), wGet will attempt
to use anonymous ftp.
host is the internet address, in this case
data_dir is the full path to the directory containing the data.
For further information refer to the wGet manual.
wGet is a GNU freeware utility for UNIX freeley available on the web and should also be available in some form for Win95.
If you cannot use wGet on your site then you'll have to do without the remote
get data facility of PaPCo. You can, however, still access the files needed
outside of PaPCo using normal ftp. For the
plot_type module simply ftp
papco.lanl.gov, login as user anonymous