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Basic Information on cgcurs


Task: cgcurs
Purpose: Read quantities with cursor from images on a PGPLOT device
Categories: plotting

        CGCURS displays an image via a contour plots or a pixel map
        representation (formerly called a "grey scale") on a PGPLOT
        device. The cursor is then used to read image values, or to
        evaluate image statistics in a polygonal region, or to write
        a polygonal region definition to a text file.
 
        Manipulation of the device colour lookup table is available
        when you display with a pixel map representation.
 
        When using cursor options, generally, click the right button
        (enter X) to exit the function, click the left button (enter A)
        to add a location, and click the middle button (enter D) to
        delete a location.
 

Key: in
        One or two input images may be specified.  If two, and
        TYPE=both, then the first is used as the background image, and
        the second for a contour overlay.  They must match in size.

Key: type
        Specifies the type of the image(s) in the IN keyword.  Minimum
        match is supported:
 
          "pixel": pixel map (formerly "grey" which is still supported),
        "contour": contour plot,
           "both": first input image is pixel map, the second is contour
                   overlay.  If only one input image was specified it is
                   used for both.
 
        Default is "pixel" if one input image is specified, else "both".

Key: region
        Region of interest.  Choose only one spatial region (bounding
        box only supported), but as many spectral regions (i.e.,
        multiple IMAGE specifications) as you like.  If you display a
        3-D image, the cursor options are activated after each sub-plot
        (channel or group of channels; see CHAN below) is drawn.
        Default is full image

Key: xybin
        Up to 4 values.  These give the spatial increment and binning
        size in pixels for the x and y axes to be applied to the
        selected region.  If the binning size is not unity, it must
        equal the increment.  For example, to bin up the image by 4
        pixels in the x direction and to pick out every third pixel in
        the y direction, set XYBIN=4,4,3,1.
        Defaults are 1,XYBIN(1),XYBIN(1),XYBIN(3)

Key: chan
        2 values. The first is the channel increment, the second is
        the number of channels to average, for each sub-plot.  Thus
        CHAN=5,3  would average groups of 3 channels together, starting
        5 channels apart such as: 1:3, 6:8, 11:13 ...   The channels
        available are those designated by the REGION keyword.  A new
        group of channels (sub-plot) is started if there is a
        discontinuity in the REGION selected channels (such as
        IMAGE(10,20),IMAGE(22,30).
 
        Defaults are 1,1

Key: slev
        2 values.   First value is the type of contour level scale
        factor.  "p" for percentage and "a" for absolute.   Second
        value is the level to scale LEVS by.  Thus  SLEV=p,1  would
        contour levels at LEVS * 1% of the image peak intensity.
        Similarly, SLEV=a,1.4e-2   would contour levels at LEVS * 1.4E-2
        Default is no additional scaling of LEVS

Key: levs
        Levels to contour for first image, are LEVS times SLEV
        (either percentage of the image peak or absolute).
        Defaults try to choose something sensible

Key: range
        3 values. The pixel map range (background to foreground), and
        transfer function type.  The transfer function type can be one
        of "lin" (linear), "log" (logarithmic), "heq" (histogram equal-
        ization), and "sqr" (square root).  See also OPTIONS=FIDDLE
        which is in addition to the selections here.
 
        Default is linear between the image minimum and maximum
        If you wish to just give a transfer function type, set
        range=0,0,heq   say.

Key: device
        The PGPLOT plot device, such as plot.plt/ps. No default.

Key: nxy
        Number of sub-plots in the x and y directions on the page.
        Defaults choose something sensible

Key: labtyp
        Two values.  The spatial label type of the x and y axes.
        Minimum match is active.  Select from:
 
        "hms"       the label is in H M S (e.g. for RA)
        "dms"       the label is in D M S (e.g. for DEC)
        "arcsec"    the label is in arcsecond offsets
        "arcmin"    the label is in arcminute offsets
        "absdeg"    the label is in degrees
        "reldeg"    the label is in degree offsets
                    The above assume the  pixel increment is in radians.
        "abspix"    the label is in pixels
        "relpix"    the label is in pixel offsets
        "abskms"    the label is in Km/s
        "relkms"    the label is in Km/s offsets
        "absghz"    the label is in GHz
        "relghz"    the label is in GHz offsets
        "absnat"    the label is in natural coordinates as defined by
                    the header.
        "relnat"    the label is in offset natural coordinates
 
        All offsets are from the reference pixel.
        Defaults are "abspix", LABTYP(1) unless LABTYP(1)="hms"
        whereupon LABTYP(2) defaults to "dms" (for RA and DEC).

Key: options
        Task enrichment options.  Minimum match is active.
 
        "abspix" means write the region of interest in absolute integer
          pixels instead of arcseconds relative to the reference pixel.
        "box" When in "CURSOR" mode, rather than listing the value of
          the of the pixel under the cursor, list the peak value in a
          5x5 pixel box centred on the pixel under the cursor.
        "cgspec"  With OPTIONS=CURSOR and LOGFILE, the output log file
          is is one with commands appropriate for input to CGSPEC's OLAY
          keyword.
        "cgdisp"  With OPTIONS=CURSOR and LOGFILE, the output log file
          is one with commands appropriate for input to CGDISP's OLAY
          keyword.
 
          Note that if you specify both CGSPEC and CGDISP then lines
          appropriate to both these programs are written into the log
          file.  You can then copy the log file and retain the CGDISP
          lines in one file, and the CGSPEC lines in the other.
        "cursor" means that after drawing each sub-plot, a cursor will
          be displayed; striking any key or clicking the relevant mouse
          button (left) causes the location and value of the pixel under
          the cursor to be listed on the terminal.   On terminals, enter
          "x" to exit the cursor.  On workstations, click the relevant
          button (generally the right one).
        "fiddle" means enter a routine to allow you to interactively
          change the display lookup table.  You can cycle through b&w
          and colour displays, as well as alter the transfer function by
          the cursor location, or by selecting predefined transfer
          functions such as histogram equalization, logarithmic, and
          square root.
        "grid" means draw a coordinate grid on the plot rather than just
          ticks.
        "logfile"  When the "cursor" or "stats" are activated, then this
          writes the results to log files (cgcurs.curs and cgcurs.stat)
          as well as the screen.
        "mark" When in "CURSOR" mode, mark the locations selected. If
          OPTIONS=STATS is activated, mark the minimum and maximum pixel
          locations too.
        "nearest"  When the cursor is used to select a location, force
          that location to be the nearest image pixel, rather than the
          default which allows fractional pixel locations.
        "noerase"  Don't erase a snugly fitting rectangle into which the
          "3-axis" value string is written.
        region means use the cursor to define a polygonal region that
          gets gets written to a log file as the REGION keyword.  The
          cursor behaves as described above for the "stats" option.  You
          can the use this in other programs as "region=@filename"
        "stats"  means that after drawing each sub-plot, you get the
          opportunity to define a polygonal region with the cursor (A to
          add a vertex, D to delete the previous vertex, X to exit; or
          use the three mouse buttons) inside of which image statistics
          are evaluated.
        "trlab" means label the top and right axes as well as the bottom
          and left ones.  This can be useful when non-linear coordinate
          variation across the field makes the ticks misaligned
        "unequal" means draw plots with unequal scales in x and y. The
          default is that the scales are equal.
        "wedge" means that if you are drawing a pixel map, also draw
          and label a wedge to the right of the plot, showing the map
          of intensity to colour
        "3value"  means label each sub-plot with the appropriate value
          of the third axis (e.g. velocity or frequency for an xyv
          ordered cube, position for a vxy ordered cube).
        "3pixel"  means label each sub-plot with the pixel value of the
          the third axis.   Both "3pixel" and "3value" can appear, and
          both will be written on the plot.  They are the average values
          when the third axis is binned up with CHAN.  If the third axis
          is not velocity or frequency, the units type for "3VALUE" will
          be chosen to be the complement of any like axis in the first
          two.  E.g., the cube is in vxy order and LABTYP=ABSKMS,ARCSEC
          the units for the "3VALUE" label will be arcsec.  If
          LABTYP=ABSKMS,HMS the "3VALUE" label will be DMS (if the third
          [y] axis is declination).

Key: 3format
        If you ask for "3value" labelling, this keyword allows you
        specify the FORTRAN format of the labelling.  I have given
        up trying to invent a decent algorithm to choose this. Examples
        are "1pe12.6", or "f5.2" etc   If you leave this blank cgdisp
        will try something that you probably won't like.

Key: csize
        Two values.  Character sizes in units of the PGPLOT default
        (which is ~ 1/40 of the view surface height) for the plot axis
        labels and the velocity/channel labels.
        Defaults choose something sensible.
 
Revision: 1.15, 2015/03/05 04:23:49 UTC

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