# Model outputs with equal-length months

## Question:

How can I plot model output with equal-length months?

## Example:

## Explanation:

This is a problem only in the GRAPHICS. The underlying graphics code, PLOT+,can only create "real" calendar axes ... unequal month lengths. However, Ferret is happy to work computationally with anything you like.

## Solution:

If you can stand the (quite) small errors in the placement of the month tics on the plot axis here's an example of how you can work with your equal-month model.

! ************************************ ! say your model variable looked like this define axis/t=30:3600:30/unit=days tmodel ! 120 equal 30-day months define grid/t=tmodel gmodel let my_model_variable = SIN(T[g=gmodel]/100) plot my_model_variable pause ! then you can map it to a real calendar axis as follows define axis/t=15-jan-1985:15-jan-1995/npoints=121 tcalendar define grid/like=gmodel/t=tcalendar gcalendar plot my_model_variable[g=gcalendar@asn] ! *************************************

I used the trick of defining a 121 month axis so I didn't have to figure out the appropriate date for the 120th point. The @ASN only can "associate" the points which actually exist -- 120 of them.