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Graphics

Below are the newer IDL Graphics functions introduced in IDL 8.0:

ARROW: Draws an arrow as an annotation to an existing graphic.

AXIS: Adds an axis to an existing graphic.

BARPLOT: Plots data as a series of rectangular bars.

BOXPLOT: Plots data as a series of box and whiskers plots.

BUBBLEPLOT: Plots (x, y) data and their magnitudes as a series of circles.

COLORBAR: Adds a colorbar annotation to an existing graphic.

COLORTABLE: Defines a custom color table.

CONTOUR: Draws a 2D contour plot for a 2D array of data.

ELLIPSE: Adds an ellipse annotation to an existing graphic.

ERRORPLOT: Draws a line plot, with error bars surrounding each vertex.

GETWINDOWS: Retrieves a specific graphic window or all graphics windows.

IMAGE: Displays image data in a graphics window.

LEGEND: Adds a legend to 2D or 3D plots.

MAP: Displays map data in a graphics window.

MAPCONTINENTS: Overlays map boundaries on a map in a graphics window.

MAPGRID: Plots a map graticule (or grid) onto an existing IDL map graphic.

PLOT: Draws a line plot of vector arguments.

PLOT3D: Draws a 3D plot of vector arguments.

POLARPLOT: Creates a plot using the polar coordinates R and Theta.

POLYGON: Adds a polygon annotation to an existing graphic.

POLYLINE: Plots a series of lines as an annotation to an existing graphic.

SCATTERPLOT: Plots two-dimensional data as a series of points.

SCATTERPLOT3D: Plots three-dimensional data as a series of points.

STREAMLINE: Draws a streamline plot.

SURFACE: Draws a 3D surface for a 2D array of data.

SYMBOL: Adds a symbol (with an optional text label) to the current IDL graphic at the x,y location.

TEXT: Adds a text annotation to the current graphic.

VECTOR: Draws a plot of either vectors or wind barbs.

VOLUME: Displays a visual representation of a three-dimensional array of data.

WIDGET_WINDOW: Creates a graphics widget.

WINDOW: Creates an empty graphics window.



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