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by admin last modified 2015-11-30 12:37


GRAPHICS: Hard Copy - Animations - Custom Labels - Custom Plots - Map projections - X Window - Xvfb

ANALYSIS

DATA MANAGEMENT: Data Sources - NetCDF - Axes and Data

OS SPECIFIC: AIX - Mac - PC - Linux - SGI - Solaris

POINT & CLICK INTERFACE

SYSTEM ISSUES

ERROR MESSAGES

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Happy Ferreting!



Graphics

Hard Copy

Animations

Custom Labels

  • What's the quickest way to get a custom label onto my plot?
  • The /NOLABELS qualifier doesn't remove the axis labels!
  • Locating a label based on the date on a time axis plot.
  • Contour labels (frequency, size, precision, prefix, ...).
  • Presentation graphics: bold, large contour labels, etc.
  • How can I use the label information that Ferret puts onto plots but modify the location, style, or text of the labels?
  • labeling dates along a trackline

Custom Plots

Map projections and Curvilinear data

X Windows

Xvfb - X Virtual Framebuffer

How do I install and use Xvfb?


Analysis


Data Management

Data Sources

NetCDF

Axes and Data


OS specific

AIX: On an AIX machine I get: Illegal instruction (core dumped)

SGI

Mac: How do I make GIF images with Ferret from my Macintosh running eXodus?

PC

Linux

Why won't my Multi-file netCDF descriptors work under Ferret v5.5 and Linux?

Solaris

Point-and-Click interface

How do I start the GUI interface?
Can I do everything with the GUI that the command line can do?

System issues


Error Messages


Other



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