ELLIPSEPLOT Plot ellipses. ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z) plots an ellipse of amplitude K, linearity L, and orientation TH at complex-valued location Z=X+iY. K, L, and TH are shorthand for the symbols KAPPA, LAMBDA, and THETA. K and L are related to the semi-axes A and B by K=SQRT((A^2+B^2)/2) and L=(A^2-B^2)/(A^2+B^2). See Lilly and Gascard (2006) for details. Multiple ellipses are plotted if K, L, TH, and Z, are arrays of the same size. ELLIPSEPLOT draws each column of the input arrays with a different color, cycling through the default line colors. H=ELLIPSEPLOT(...) outputs an array of line handles. ELLIPSEPLOT calls ELLCURVES to actually compute the elliptical curves. ______________________________________________________________________ Aspect ratio ELLIPSEPLOT(...,AR) with AR=[XAR YAR] multiplies the X-signal and Y-signal by XAR and YAR, respectively, for plotting purposes. The aspect ratio is set such that circles appear circular. It's okay for AR to have three entries, AR=[XAR YAR ZAR], as is output by "get(gca,'dataaspectratio')". The last entry is ignored. AR is optional and defaults to [1 1]. The following trailing options can occur in any order, as long as they are after K, L, TH, Z, and (if present) AR. ______________________________________________________________________ Skipping ellipses Frequently one does not wish to plot all the ellipses. There are two ways to accomplish this, as documented in this and the next section. K, L, TH, and Z are column vectors, plot every SKIP-th ellipse with ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'skip',SKIP). This plots ellipses at indicies [SKIP:SKIP:LENGTH(K)-SKIP]. More generally, if the input field are matrices of the same size, each having N dimensions, then SKIP can be an array with N elements. Then SKIP(1) indicates the SKIP number for the first matrix dimension, etc. ______________________________________________________________________ Indexing ellipses To have more precise control over which ellipses are plotted, use ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'index',INDEX) which only plots the ellipses at the indicies indicated by INDEX. If INDEX is empty, nothing happens. When K, L, TH, and Z are column vectors, INDEX is an array. More generally, INDEX can be a cell array of N arrays, one for each dimension of the input matrices. See PERIODINDEX for generating an index that skips every N periods. ______________________________________________________________________ Specifying linestyles ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,STY) where STY is a single style string in LINESTYLE format, or a cell array of such strings, determines the line styles for the ellipses. With cell array input, the entries of STY is applied to the elements in the cell arrays K{1}, K{2}, etc. Otherwise, the entries in STY are applied to the multiple columns (if any) of the arrays K, L, TH and Z. By default, the default line styles are used, so corresponding to STY{1}='T'; STY{2}='U'; STY{3}='V'; and so forth. These are the names given to the (new) default Matlab colors by LINESTYLE. For example, STY{1}='2b--'; STY{2}='r-.'; will alternate between thick blue dashed lines and thin red dash-dotted lines. See LINESTYLE for more details. ______________________________________________________________________ Additional options ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'m_map') will work with Rich Pawlowicz's M_MAP package. In this case Z should be of the form LON+SQRT(-1)*LAT, or a cell array of numeric arrays having this form. ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'phase',PHI) optionally draws a small line, like a clock hand, to indicate the ellipse phase PHI. ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'npoints',N) plots ellipses with N points along the circumference. The default value is 32. Use N=16 or 64 for faster plotting or for smoother, more well-defined ellipses. ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z, ... ,'scale',S) sets the ellipse scale for a plot in which Z is of the form LON+SQRT(-1)*LAT. Here K should be in units kilometers, and the resulting ellipses will be plotted at S times their actual size, with S=1 corresponding to actual size. [H,INDEX]=ELLIPSEPLOT(K,L,TH,Z,...) also returns the index INDEX into the ellipse locations that were actually mapped. This is particularly useful with the 'skip' input argument, and allows the handles H to be manipulated later, for example, to set color based on K values. ______________________________________________________________________ Cell array input ELLIPSEPLOT also works if the input arguments are cell arrays. Specifically, if K, L, TH, and Z are all cell arrays of N different numerical arrays, then ELLIPSEPLOT will act on each of them in turn. In this case SIZE(K{M}), SIZE(L{M}), SIZE(TH{M}), and SIZE(Z{M}) must all be identical for M=1,2,... N. ______________________________________________________________________ See also PERIODINDEX, LINECOLOR, ELLCURVES. 'ellipseplot --f' makes some test figures. Usage: ellipseplot(k,l,th,z) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,ar) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,'axis') ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,ar,'phase',phi) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,ar,'npoints',64) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,ar,'index',index) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,ar,'skip',5) ellipseplot(k,l,th,z,'2r--') ______________________________________________________________ This is part of JLAB --- type 'help jlab' for more information (C) 2004--2016 J.M. Lilly --- type 'help jlab_license' for details