CONRAQ(3) draws a two dimensional contour map from irregularly


CONRAQ is approaching obsolescence. If you have available an interpolation package which can do a random to gridded interpolation equal to that built into the Conran_family, then we recommend that you grid your dataset and use the Conpack utility instead. Refer to the conpack and conpack_family_params man pages as well as the NCAR Graphics Contouring and Mapping Tutorial.




Input, real array -- of dimension NDP containing the X coordinates of the data points.
Input, real array -- of dimension NDP containing the Y coordinates of the data points.
Input, real array -- of dimension NDP containing the data values at the points.
Input, integer -- is the number of data points to be contoured. NDP must be 4 or larger.
Input, real array -- workspace of dimension 15*NDP.
Input, integer array -- workspace which must be dimensioned at least IWK((27+NCP)*NDP).

The parameter NCP controls the number of data points to be used in the interpolation. Increasing NCP causes more of the surrounding data to influence the point of interpolation. In the case of linear interpolation NCP is always 4. In the case of C1 interpolation, NCP can vary from 2 to 25 with 4 as the default.

The interpolation option is selected using parameter ITP. See the conran_family_params man page for a description of all internal parameters.


Contour lines are not smoothed or thinned, but a number of options are available through the use of internal parameters. See the conran_family_params man page.

Super and standard-and-smooth versions of the Conran_family are also available through entries CONRAS and CONRAN, respectively.


Use the ncargex command to see the relevant example tconaq.


To use CONRAQ, load the NCAR Graphics libraries conraq, ncarg, ncarg_gks, and ncarg_c, preferably in that order.

The special conraq library is not loaded as part of the normal NCAR Graphics installation. It can be loaded by the user directly, along with the above three standard libraries, or loaded implicitly through the use of the -quick option of the ncargf77 command.

Command: "ncargf77 -quick mycode.f"


See the conran_family man page for a description of all Conran_family error messages and/or informational messages.


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