PAVE User's Guide - Version 2.2.0
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and where to obtain software
  2. Types of plots produced by PAVE
  3. Getting your data into PAVE
  4. Using formulas
  5. Spatial and temporal data subsetting
  6. Navigating through PAVE's menu items
  7. Configuring plots
  8. Printing and exporting images, animations, and data
  9. Driving PAVE using scripts
  10. Optional Environment Variables
  11. Requirements for use
  12. Quick PAVE Jumpstart
  13. Known bugs and workarounds
  14. Run time errors
  15. History of new features
  16. PAVE FAQ
  17. Future PAVE Development

1. Introduction and where to obtain software

This document describes how to use the Package for Analysis and Visualization of Environmental data (PAVE). PAVE is a flexible and distributed application to visualize multivariate gridded environmental datasets. Features include (1) baseline graphics with the option to export data to high-end commercial packages, (2) access and manipulation of datasets located on remote machines, (3) support for multiple simultaneous visualizations, (4) an architecture that allows PAVE to be controlled by external processes, (5) low computational overhead, and (6) no software distribution cost.

PAVE version 2.2.0 was released on July 1, 2004. See New Features in PAVE 2.2.0 for more information on these improvements. The last public release of PAVE version 2.1.0 in June of 2002. For more information on that version, see New Features in PAVE 2.1.0. Pave binary executables are available for AIX4 (IBM), IRIX 5.x (SGI), Solaris 2.5 (Sun), OSF1 (DEC Alpha), HP-UX 9.x (HP), Linux 2, and Windows 2000/XP (on PCs with Microsoft SFU (Services for Unix) and an X11 server such as Exceed or Cygwin/X with Lesstif installed). Operating system versions later than the ones specified should also work in most cases. For information on obtaining and using PAVE, see the on-line PAVE Resources listed below.

We hope you enjoy your PAVE visualizing experience!

On-line PAVE Resources
Answers to frequently asked questions about PAVE Pave.FAQ.html
The latest PAVE User's manual in a single HTML file EntirePaveManual.html
Getting started with PAVE Quick PAVE Jumpstart

2. Types of plots produced by PAVE


From left to right, these are examples of a smoothed tile plot, a 3D mesh plot, a time series line plot, and a time series bar plot.


From left to right, these are examples of a tile plot of a vertical cross section, a wind vector plot, and a scatter plot.

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