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1.3 COMMON COMMANDS

by rohan — last modified 2007-10-03 09:06

A quick reference to the most commonly used Ferret commands (typing "SHOW COMMANDS" at the Ferret prompt lists all commands):

Command

Description

USE

names the data set to be analyzed (alias for "SET DATA")

SHOW DATA

produces a summary of a variable

SHOW GRID

examines the coordinates of a grid

SET REGION

sets the region to be analyzed

LIST

produces a listing of data

PLOT

produces a plot

CONTOUR

produces a line contour plot

FILL

produces a color filled contour plot

SHADE

produces a shaded-area plot

VECTOR

produces a vector arrow plot

POLYGON

plots polygonal regions

DEFINE

define new axes, grids, and symbols

STATISTICS

produces summary statistics about variables and expressions

LET

defines a new variable

SAVE

saves data in netCDFformat

GO

executes Ferret commands contained in a file

Information on all Ferret commands is available in Part II, Commands Reference, of this manual.



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