Autoplot Application (v2019a_9)
New CDF editor droplist allows searching metadata for strings like "Omnidirectional." Happy Autumn!
Autoplot allows plotting of data from many data sources, including remote CDF files and OpenDAP servers.
Datasets are identified with URIs, and by the URI's extension, data are loaded into the internal data model. Data are then
displayed by guessing the rendering method and axis ranges to provide a reasonable, useful view of the data. Data can then
be additionally processed with other operations like smooth and FFT, and Jython scripting provides a capable programming environment.
This is the Autoplot v2019a branch. This is an update to the production version containing bugfixes and minor new features.
Java 7 is now required. Java 8 will be required sometime soon.
Run with 4GB of memory (64-bit Java only): autoplot_4GB.jnlp
Single-jar version, autoplot.jar, can be run without network access and from the command line.
Mac DMG Release is available.
Bugfixes (2019-09-23 r24144):
- 0356: add additionalClip property to SeriesRenderer, which will clip the lines which go far outside axis bounds (to -inf for example).
- 2122: new logic to decide if a slice popup is visible.
- don't print the layout string which was in there for debugging. Thanks, Jon N!
- Auralizer code would call expensive closestIndex routine unnecessarily.
- 2209: unbundle filter flips to 'Bx'.
- 2208: new das2stream reader returns BIN_PLUS where old would return two channels.
- 1359: limit difference in size of next and previous intervals to 10 times or 1/10th the size of the current interval.
- 373978553: add more diagnostic info to try and figure out strange RTE.
- aggregation would reload unnecessarily when files were missing at the end of the range requested.
- 2205: corrections to Windows file handling with recent files.
- 2202: flakiness with resetting the canvas size upon reset.
- 2200: correction to encoding of ARGB colors.
- 2201: rte_1268372737: CDF rvariables from Wind mission cannot load. Thanks, xfxy!
- 2200: support 100% transparent black in vap files.
- add GUI for smooth1 filter.
- record operations set by the FiltersChainPanel into recent history.
- 2196: XKCD font now embeds properly within PDF files.
- flatten now checks for PLANE_0 as well as DEPEND_0, to return X,Y,Z scatter data.
- 2198: remove unnecessary call to GUI code in HTTPFileSystem code, which would cause hang on Mac/SciPy/JPype.
- 2197: code to record recent times and operations would fail on Windows. Thanks, George!
- 1359: refactor scan next/scan previous code to allow for testing.
- bug in rfe445, where Masafumi pointed out that data which once ranged now has a runtime error because of Inf's. Thanks, Masafumi!
- icon for OutsideS fixed. It was still a copy of another position.
- 2189: corrections to clipping introduced mistake when outside legend label was used. Thanks, Kristoff!
- 2195: mislocated property editor popups corrected.
- rte 921689851: runtime error when click on pngwalk when digitizer has not been started. Thanks, Kris!
- 2193: vap files from GitHub locations work now.
- 2175: File→Reset now resets to default size as well.
- rte_1569838156: catch IllegalArgumentException when Units.min is encountered.
- rte 0726091791: reference setting on zaxis (colorbar) would result in NullPointerException.
- org.autoplot preference should be used before org.virbo.autoplot copy.
- 2175: loading .vap shouldn't change the scientist's color and font preferences after reset.
- 2194: handle case where StreamDescriptor no longer recognizes a packet because the id has been recycled, dropping a record.
- QStream toAscii would use formatter which didn't support doubles with large negative exponents, showing "0"...
- das2server TCA (ephemeris) URIs now load based on needed resolution.
- findbugs fixes, where difficult thread warning IS2_INCONSISTENT_SYNC is resolved.
- "Check URI" monitor wasn't centered on the application.
- error bar thickness should be the same as the line thickness.
- rte 1858002116: check for null from "where" list in NetCDF, HDF and CDF dialogs. Thanks WRF!
- continue round of FindBugs cleanup. (Yay, below 100!)
- 2188: makeCanonical corrects double-slashes (//) fixing the bug.
- 2189: corrections to clipping in DasPlot, a bug seen with scrollbars on Linux. Thanks, Ivar!!
- remove class DatumRangeUtilOld, which is not used.
- rte_1076158178: avoid runtime error when zero-length dataset is added to the DataPointRecorder. Thanks, Darrelle!
- 696: initial support for HAPI info responses with references and time-varying DEPEND_1.
- 693: CDF editor has sort alpha checkbox.
- 693: CDF editor filter is regular expression and case insensitive.
- AutoplotServer supports relative URIs.
- Jython fix imports reports the name of the routine with the old name.
- 693: CDF dialog now allows filtering parameter names.
- 694: escape keypress will exit data source editor dialogs, dispose after window closings.
- Plots now have background color property, which is 100% transparent black by default.
- add binMeanAverageDeviation to calculate the deviations in each bin for binAverage2d
- binAverage2d filter added for doing 2-D histograms of x,y,z buckshot scatter data.
Less recent features:
- IDL/Python/Matlab interface now has convenient method for loading logger settings.
- add more properties to dataset command, like renderType, bins1, bins0, and userProperties.
- 2175: start migrating prefs to config/options.properties.
- rfe545: "Run Batch" tool has help page and outputs the results as the batch is run.
- rfe545: "Run Batch" tool has menubar for loading and saving parameter lists, and export results to CSV.
- rfe689: Das2 series renderer now had ErrorBarType=SHADE using a shaded region to show error interval.
- Base64 class replaced with Java 8 version, to get ready for the Java 8 upgrade.
- rfe689: Das2 series renderer now has ErrorBarType, which can be BAR or SERIF_BAR, and soon SHADE.
- report the cadence in frequency as well as a period for timetags.
- see Source Forge
- Bugs often have a four-digit ID and can be reviewed with https://sourceforge.net/p/autoplot/bugs/<ID>/.
- Features typically have a three-digit ID and can be reviewed with https://sourceforge.net/p/autoplot/feature-requests/<ID>/.
This completes the feature set for the new production branch. No major features will be added before branching this version.
A production branch will be started in a couple of weeks, and the "Start Autoplot" link at the top of
autoplot.org will run this version.
Feedback on the function and quality of this release is greatly appreciated!
Data is input from:
- ASCII files (.dat,.txt)
- CSV files (.csv)
- Binary files (.bin)
- CDF files(.cdf)
- Excel spread sheets (.xls)
- das2Streams (.d2s or .das2Stream)
- ViRBO's TSDS server
- CDAWeb data server (vap+cdaweb:)
- das2servers (vap+das2server:)
- QStreams (.qds), QDataSet on a das2Stream
- Plasma Wave Group das2 Server
- NetCDF files (.nc,.ncml)
- HDF5 files (.h5,.hdf5)
- DODs servers (.dds)
- Cluster Exchange Format files (.cef)
- Fits Format Files
- Images (.jpg, .png, .gif)
- Wav audio files (.wav)
This is not complete, and limitations include:
- Quantities of rank 3 dimensionality (e.g. flux(Time,Energy,pitch) are plotted by slicing.
- Quantities of rank 4 dimensionality (e.g. flux(Time,Energy,azimuth,sector) are plotted by slicing twice.
autoplot.org is the wiki website, and contains
more information than this launch page.