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ARROW Procedure

ARROW Procedure

The ARROW procedure draws one or more vectors with arrow heads.

This routine is written in the IDL language. Its source code can be found in the file arrow.pro in the lib subdirectory of the IDL distribution.

Examples


Draw an arrow from (100,150) to (300,350) in DEVICE units:

ARROW, 100, 150, 300, 350

Draw a sine wave with arrows from the line Y = 0 to SIN(X/4):

X = FINDGEN(50)
Y = SIN(x/4)
PLOT, X, Y
ARROW, X, REPLICATE(0,50), X, Y, /DATA

Syntax


ARROW, X0, Y0, X1, Y1 [, /DATA | , /NORMALIZED] [, HSIZE=length] [, COLOR=index] [, HTHICK=value] [, /SOLID] [, THICK=value]

Arguments


X0, Y0

Arrays or scalars containing the coordinates of the tail end of the vector or vectors. Coordinates are in DEVICE coordinates unless otherwise specified.

X1,Y1

Arrays or scalars containing the coordinates of the arrowhead end of the vector or vectors. X1 and Y1 must have the save number of elements as X0 and Y0.

Keywords


DATA

Set this keyword if vector coordinates are DATA coordinates.

NORMALIZED

Set this keyword if vector coordinates are NORMALIZED coordinates.

HSIZE

Use this keyword to set the length of the lines used to draw the arrowhead. The default is 1/64th the width of the display (!D.X_SIZE / 64.). If the HSIZE is positive, the value is assumed to be in device coordinate units. If HSIZE is negative, the arrowhead length is set to the vector length * ABS(HSIZE). The lines are separated by 60 degrees to make the arrowhead.

COLOR

The color of the arrow. The default is the highest color index.

HTHICK

The thickness of the arrowheads. The default is 1.0.

SOLID

Set this keyword to make a solid arrow, using polygon fills, looks better for thick arrows.

THICK

The thickness of the body. The default is 1.0.

Version History


Pre 4.0

Introduced

See Also


ANNOTATE Procedure, PLOTS Procedure, VELOVECT Procedure



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