Plot echosounder data. Simple linear approximation is used when a newx value is specified with the which=2 method, but arguably a gridding method should be used, and this may be added in the future.

# S4 method for echosounder
plot(
  x,
  which = 1,
  beam = "a",
  newx,
  xlab,
  ylab,
  xlim,
  ylim,
  zlim,
  type = "l",
  col = oceColorsJet,
  lwd = 2,
  despike = FALSE,
  drawBottom,
  ignore = 5,
  drawTimeRange = FALSE,
  drawPalette = TRUE,
  radius,
  coastline,
  mgp = getOption("oceMgp"),
  mar = c(mgp[1], mgp[1] + 1.5, mgp[2] + 1/2, 1/2),
  atTop,
  labelsTop,
  tformat,
  debug = getOption("oceDebug"),
  ...
)

Arguments

x

an echosounder object.

which

list of desired plot types: which=1 or which="zt image" gives a z-time image, which=2 or which="zx image" gives a z-distance image, and which=3 or which="map" gives a map showing the cruise track. In the image plots, the display is of log10() of amplitude, trimmed to zero for any amplitude values less than 1 (including missing values, which equal 0). Add 10 to the numeric codes to get the secondary data (non-existent for single-beam files,

beam

a more detailed specification of the data to be plotted. For single-beam data, this may only be "a". For dual-beam data, this may be "a" for the narrow-beam signal, or "b" for the wide-beam signal. For split-beam data, this may be "a" for amplitude, "b" for x-angle data, or "c" for y-angle data.

newx

optional vector of values to appear on the horizontal axis if which=1, instead of time. This must be of the same length as the time vector, because the image is remapped from time to newx using approx().

xlab, ylab

optional labels for the horizontal and vertical axes; if not provided, the labels depend on the value of which.

xlim

optional range for x axis.

ylim

optional range for y axis.

zlim

optional range for color scale.

type

type of graph, "l" for line, "p" for points, or "b" for both.

col

color scale for image, a function

lwd

line width (ignored if type="p")

despike

remove vertical banding by using smooth() to smooth across image columns, row by row.

drawBottom

optional flag used for section images. If TRUE, then the bottom is inferred as a smoothed version of the ridge of highest image value, and data below that are grayed out after the image is drawn. If drawBottom is a color, then that color is used, instead of white. The bottom is detected with findBottom(), using the ignore value described next.

ignore

optional flag specifying the thickness in metres of a surface region to be ignored during the bottom-detection process. This is ignored unless drawBottom=TRUE.

drawTimeRange

if TRUE, the time range will be drawn at the top. Ignored except for which=2, i.e. distance-depth plots.

drawPalette

if TRUE, the palette will be drawn.

radius

radius to use for maps; ignored unless which=3 or which="map".

coastline

coastline to use for maps; ignored unless which=3 or which="map".

mgp

3-element numerical vector to use for par("mgp"), and also for par("mar"), computed from this. The default is tighter than the R default, in order to use more space for the data and less for the axes.

mar

value to be used with par("mar").

atTop

optional vector of time values, for labels at the top of the plot produced with which=2. If labelsTop is provided, then it will hold the labels. If labelsTop is not provided, the labels will be constructed with the format() function, and these may be customized by supplying a format in the ... arguments.

labelsTop

optional vector of character strings to be plotted above the atTop times. Ignored unless atTop was provided.

tformat

optional argument passed to imagep(), for plot types that call that function. (See strptime() for the format used.)

debug

set to an integer exceeding zero, to get debugging information during processing.

...

optional arguments passed to plotting functions. For example, for maps, it is possible to specify the radius of the view in kilometres, with radius.

Value

A list is silently returned, containing xat and yat, values that can be used by oce.grid() to add a grid to the plot.

See also

Examples

# \donttest{ library(oce) data(echosounder) plot(echosounder, which=c(1,2), drawBottom=TRUE)
# }