A Program Example

By way of illustration, below is the in-code documentation for Miriad task varplot which uses the ``directives'' noted previously.

c= varplot - Plot uv variables
c& lgm
c: uv analysis, plotting
c       VARPLOT makes X,Y plots selected variables from a uv data set.
c       Only integer, real, and double precision variables maybe plotted.
c       When curser is in the plot window, the following keys are active:
c          X - expand window in X to give one column of plots
c          Y - expand window in Y to give one row of plots
c          Z - expand window in both X and Y to show only one plot
c          N - step to "next" plot in x or y or both depending on expansion
c@ vis
c       Miriad uv data-set. No default.
c@ device
c       PGPLOT plotting device. No default.
c@ xaxis
c       Name of variable to be plotted along x-axis. Default is ut time.
c@ yaxis
c       Name of variable to be plotted along y-axis. No default.
c@ multi
c       Make multiple plots or a single plot? Yes yields multiple plots,
c       No yields a single plot with multiple lines as needed. Default
c       is yes.
c@ compr
c       Compress number of x or y variables to be plotted by averaging
c       over spectral windows. Currently only SYSTEMP can be averaged.
The task's name is ``varplot'', its one-line description is ``Plot uv variables'', the responsible programmer is ``lgm'', and the program is categorized as both a ``uv analysis'' program and a ``plotting'' program. It has a general description (the text following the c+ line), and it has 6 keywords that the user may set: ``vis'', ``device'', ``xaxis'', ``yaxis'', ``multi'', and ``compr''.

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