developer.datasetSchemes

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Purpose: Enumerate QDataSet data schemes, or types of data, and show example renderings in Autoplot.

Audience: Developers and users wanting an overview of what Autoplot can display.

Note, this page is broken because many of the dataset URIs no longer work. TODO: point test140 at this page...

Keywords: plot types, schemes

Contents

  1. Rank 1 Time Series
    1. Examples
  2. Rank 2 Spectrogram
    1. Examples
  3. Rank 3 Join of Spectrograms
  4. Events List
  5. Image
    1. Examples
  6. Pitch Angle Distribution
    1. Examples
  7. Buckshot X,Y,Z
  8. Rank 0 Datum (Digital)
  9. Rank 1 DatumRange (Digital)
  10. Waveforms
  11. Orbit Plots
  12. Complex Data

1. Rank 1 Time Series

Scalar quantity, such as density, is a function of an independent parameter like time.

1.1. Examples

2. Rank 2 Spectrogram

Simple table of values which are a function of X and Y, such as Flux(Time,Energy)

2.1. Examples

3. Rank 3 Join of Spectrograms

Array of spectrograms, each containing different Y-tags. Plasma Wave Group at Iowa uses these often.

4. Events List

Intervals in time, showing when events occurred. This can contain:

  • just the times,
  • time plus event description (event is nominal data)
  • time range plus event description
  • time range, RGB color, and event description.

Rank 2 bundle dataset with the last dataset (description) an ordinal unit.

5. Image

Image, for example from a JPEG file.

5.1. Examples

6. Pitch Angle Distribution

Rank 2 dataset with one dimension representing angle and the other radial distance. The angle dimension will be a dependence upon a dataset with either radians for units, or UNITS=Units.degrees. Note either dimension can be the angle dimension, the renderer will resolve this. TODO: introduce a strict version of this with the first dimension the angle dimension, along with a function to make loose ones strict.

6.1. Examples

7. Buckshot X,Y,Z

Autoplot's "color scatter" can be used to display xyz triples.

8. Rank 0 Datum (Digital)

Dataset with no indexes, just properties like UNITS and VALID_MIN. For example the time "2011-12-28T00:01" can be represented as a rank 0 dataset, as can "5 Kg".

9. Rank 1 DatumRange (Digital)

Rank 1 dataset with two elements, the property "BIN_0=min,max", and other properties like "UNITS"

10. Waveforms

The Plasma Wave Group at Iowa produces waveform data where it is impractical to timetag each measurement. Further, often the position of each measurement to others is known very precisely, but the position of the group is not. Therefore, waveform packets were introduced. This is a rank 2 dataset, where the ytags are in offset units from the xtags, typically times. When rendered, the data is displayed as though it were rank 1 and there is a timetag associated with each measurement.

vap+inline:ripplesWaveformTimeSeries(10)

This has evolved somewhat, where the DEPEND_1 can be a rank 2 dataset, so that each measurement can be located precisely with a floats, and also where a rank 3 join of rank 2 waveform datasets is supported.

11. Orbit Plots

Timetags along a trajectory. There's no data scheme that triggers Autoplot to use this form, but it can be:

yy[xx[tt]] where yy xx and tt are all rank 1
bundle[i;t,x,y]

12. Complex Data

The Ops.fft function returns ds[n,2], where ds[:,0] are the real components and ds[:,1] are the complex components. The property QDataSet.COORDINATE_FRAME will have the value "ComplexNumber".

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