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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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