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units_scatter.py

"""
Demonstrate unit handling

basic_units is a mockup of a true units package used for testing
purposed, which illustrates the basic interface that a units package
must provide to matplotlib.

The example below shows support for unit conversions over masked
arrays.
"""
from basic_units import secs, hertz, minutes
from matplotlib.pylab import figure, show, nx

# create masked array

xsecs = secs*nx.ma.MaskedArray((1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), nx.Float, mask=(1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0))
#xsecs = secs*nx.arange(1,10.)

fig = figure()
ax1 = fig.add_subplot(3,1,1)
ax1.scatter(xsecs, xsecs)
#ax1.set_ylabel('seconds')
ax1.axis([0,10,0,10])

ax2 = fig.add_subplot(3,1,2, sharex=ax1)
ax2.scatter(xsecs, xsecs, yunits=hertz)
ax2.axis([0,10,0,1])

ax3 = fig.add_subplot(3,1,3, sharex=ax1)
ax3.scatter(xsecs, xsecs, yunits=hertz)
ax3.yaxis.set_units(minutes)
ax3.axis([0,10,0,1])

show()


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