- 1 Basic Information
- 2 Significance of the File
- 3 File-Contents (in Catchwords)
- 4 Programs using this Type of File
- 5 Additional Information
Significance of the File
contains interval definitions for the program NCPLOT, or, classifications of probability distributions for program NCAGGREGATE, or definition of allowed valid value range for various programms (see automatic quality assurance). NCPLOT uses these bounds to map the data values to the colors of the color legend. The number of intervals in one definition has to correspond to the number of colors of the palette assigned elsewhere.
It is recommended to manage the files of this type project-related. The number of interval definitions or classifications may grow rapidly in one project.
File-Contents (in Catchwords)
interval definitions or classifications
The intervals of a definition must be sorted from low to high values.
The bounds of the intervals may not intertwine, i.e. the upper limit of the preceding
interval must not be greater than the lower limit of the next interval.
Other restrictions do not exist.
Intervals need not be equidistant, gaps between the intervals are allowed.
The technique allows various types of scales, such as:
- linear scales, i.e. the intervals are equidistant
- not linear scaling
- Scaling with gap, i.e. values with no associated color are not represented
The page NCPLOT: Bounds illustrates different scaling options.
- Block bounds: Definition of intervals for a color legend or variable class;
- Key "Name" : Unique name for this definition interval;
- Key "Interval" : Lower and upper bounds of an interval;
- (optional) Key "Unit": Physical unit (to allow unit conversion in combination with automatic quality assurance).
Programs using this Type of File
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