grdmath - Reverse Polish Notation calculator for grd files
grdmath [ -F ] [ -Ixinc[m|c][/yinc[m|c]] -Rwest/east/south/north -V]
operand [ operand ] OPERATOR [ operand ] OPERATOR ... = outgrdfile
grdmath will perform operations like add, subtract, multiply, and
divide on one or more grd files or constants using Reverse Polish Nota-
tion (RPN) syntax (e.g., Hewlett-Packard calculator-style). Arbitrarily
complicated expressions may therefore be evaluated; the final result is
written to an output grd file. When two grd files are on the stack,
each element in file A is modified by the corresponding element in file
B. However, some operators only require one operand (see below). If no
grdfiles are used in the expression then options -R, -I must be set
(and optionally -F). The expression = outgrdfile can occur as many
times as the depth of the stack allows.
If operand can be opened as a file it will be read as a grd
file. If not a file, it is interpreted as a numerical constant
or a special symbol (see below).
outgrdfile is a 2-D grd file that will hold the final result.
Choose among the following operators:
Operator n_args Returns
ABS 1 abs (A).
ACOS 1 acos (A).
ACOSH 1 acosh (A).
ADD(+) 2 A + B.
AND 2 NaN if A and B == NaN, B if A == NaN, else A.
ASIN 1 asin (A).
ASINH 1 asinh (A).
ATAN 1 atan (A).
ATAN2 2 atan2 (A, B).
ATANH 1 atanh (A).
BEI 1 bei (A).
BER 1 ber (A).
CAZ 2 Cartesian azimuth from grid nodes to stack x,y
CDIST 2 Cartesian distance between grid nodes and stack x,y.
CEIL 1 ceil (A) (smallest integer >= A).
CHICRIT 2 Critical value for chi-squared-distribution, with
alpha = A and n = B.
CHIDIST 2 chi-squared-distribution P(chi2,nn), with chi2 = A and
n = B.
COS 1 cos (A) (A in radians).
COSD 1 cos (A) (A in degrees).
COSH 1 cosh (A).
CURV 1 Curvature of A (Laplacian).
D2DX2 1 d^2(A)/dx^2 2nd derivative.
D2DY2 1 d^2(A)/dy^2 2nd derivative.
D2R 1 Converts Degrees to Radians.
DDX 1 d(A)/dx 1st derivative.
DDY 1 d(A)/dy 1st derivative.
DILOG 1 dilog (A).
DIV(/) 2 A / B.
DUP 1 Places duplicate of A on the stack.
ERF 1 Error function erf (A).
ERFC 1 Complementary Error function erfc (A).
ERFINV 1 Inverse error function of A.
EQ 2 1 if A == B, else 0.
EXCH 2 Exchanges A and B on the stack.
EXP 1 exp (A).
EXTREMA 1 Local Extrema: +2/-2 is max/min, +1/-1 is saddle with
max/min in x, 0 elsewhere.
FCRIT 3 Critical value for F-distribution, with alpha = A, n1 =
B, and n2 = C.
FDIST 3 F-distribution Q(F,n1,n2), with F = A, n1 = B, and n2 =
FLIPLR 1 Reverse order of values in each row
FLIPUD 1 Reverse order of values in each column
FLOOR 1 floor (A) (greatest integer <= A).
FMOD 2 A % B (remainder).
GE 2 1 if A >= B, else 0.
GT 2 1 if A > B, else 0.
HYPOT 2 hypot (A, B) = sqrt (A*A + B*B).
I0 1 Modified Bessel function of A (1st kind, order 0).
I1 1 Modified Bessel function of A (1st kind, order 1).
IN 2 Modified Bessel function of A (1st kind, order B).
INRANGE 3 1 if B <= A <= C, else 0
INSIDE 1 1 when inside polygon(s) in A, else 0
INV 1 1 / A.
ISNAN 1 1 if A == NaN, else 0.
J0 1 Bessel function of A (1st kind, order 0).
J1 1 Bessel function of A (1st kind, order 1).
JN 2 Bessel function of A (1st kind, order B).
K0 1 Modified Kelvin function of A (2nd kind, order 0).
K1 1 Modified Bessel function of A (2nd kind, order 1).
KN 2 Modified Bessel function of A (2nd kind, order B).
KEI 1 kei (A).
KER 1 ker (A).
LDIST 1 Compute distance from lines in multi-segment ASCII file
LE 2 1 if A <= B, else 0.
LMSSCL 1 LMS scale estimate (LMS STD) of A.
LOG 1 log (A) (natural log).
LOG10 1 log10 (A) (base 10).
LOG1P 1 log (1+A) (accurate for small A).
LOG2 1 log2 (A) (base 2).
LOWER 1 The lowest (minimum) value of A.
LRAND 2 Laplace random noise with mean A and std. deviation B.
LT 2 1 if A < B, else 0.
MAD 1 Median Absolute Deviation (L1 STD) of A.
MAX 2 Maximum of A and B.
MEAN 1 Mean value of A.
MED 1 Median value of A.
MIN 2 Minimum of A and B.
MODE 1 Mode value (Least Median of Squares) of A.
MUL(x) 2 A * B.
NAN 2 NaN if A == B, else A.
NEG 1 -A.
NEQ 2 1 if A != B, else 0.
NRAND 2 Normal, random values with mean A and std. deviation B.
OR 2 NaN if A or B == NaN, else A.
PDIST 1 Compute distance from points in ASCII file A
PLM 3 Associated Legendre polynomial P(-1<A<+1) degree B order
POP 1 Delete top element from the stack.
POW(^) 2 A ^ B.
R2 2 R2 = A^2 + B^2.
R2D 1 Convert Radians to Degrees.
RAND 2 Uniform random values between A and B.
RINT 1 rint (A) (nearest integer).
ROTX 2 Rotate A by the (constant) shift B in x-direction
ROTY 2 Rotate A by the (constant) shift B in y-direction
SAZ 2 Sperhical azimuth from grid nodes to stack x,y
SDIST 2 Spherical (Great circle) distance (in degrees) between
grid nodes and stack lon,lat (A, B).
SIGN 1 sign (+1 or -1) of A.
SIN 1 sin (A) (A in radians).
SINC 1 sinc (A) (sin (pi*A)/(pi*A)).
SIND 1 sin (A) (A in degrees).
SINH 1 sinh (A).
SQRT 1 sqrt (A).
STD 1 Standard deviation of A.
STEP 1 Heaviside step function: H(A).
STEPX 1 Heaviside step function in x: H(x-A).
STEPY 1 Heaviside step function in y: H(y-A).
SUB(-) 2 A - B.
TAN 1 tan (A) (A in radians).
TAND 1 tan (A) (A in degrees).
TANH 1 tanh (A).
TCRIT 2 Critical value for Student’s t-distribution, with alpha
= A and n = B.
TDIST 2 Student’s t-distribution A(t,n), with t = A, and n = B.
UPPER 1 The highest (maximum) value of A.
XOR 2 B if A == NaN, else A.
Y0 1 Bessel function of A (2nd kind, order 0).
Y1 1 Bessel function of A (2nd kind, order 1).
YLM 2 Re and Im normalized surface harmonics (degree A, order
YN 2 Bessel function of A (2nd kind, order B).
ZCRIT 1 Critical value for the normal-distribution, with alpha =
The following symbols have special meaning:
X Grid with x-coordinates
Y Grid with y-coordinates
-F Select pixel registration (used with -R, -I). [Default is grid
-I x_inc [and optionally y_inc] is the grid spacing. Append m to
indicate minutes or c to indicate seconds.
-R xmin, xmax, ymin, and ymax specify the Region of interest. For
geographic regions, these limits correspond to west, east,
south, and north and you may specify them in decimal degrees or
in [+-]dd:mm[:ss.xxx][W|E|S|N] format. Append r if lower left
and upper right map coordinates are given instead of wesn. The
two shorthands -Rg -Rd stand for global domain (0/360 or
-180/+180 in longitude respectively, with -90/+90 in latitude).
For calendar time coordinates you may either give relative time
(relative to the selected TIME_EPOCH and in the selected
TIME_UNIT; append t to -JX|x), or absolute time of the form
[date]T[clock] (append T to -JX|x). At least one of date and
clock must be present; the T is always required. The date string
must be of the form [-]yyyy[-mm[-dd]] (Gregorian calendar) or
yyyy[-Www[-d]] (ISO week calendar), while the clock string must
be of the form hh:mm:ss[.xxx]. The use of delimiters and their
type and positions must be as indicated (however, input/output
and plotting formats are flexible).
-V Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr
[Default runs "silently"].
The operator GDIST calculates spherical distances bewteen the (lon,
lat) point on the stack and all node positions in the grid. The grid
domain and the (lon, lat) point are expected to be in degrees. The
operator YLM calculates the fully normalized spherical harmonics for
degree L and order M for all positions in the grid, which is assumed to
be in degrees. YLM returns two grids, the Real (cosine) and Imaginary
(sine) component of the complex spherical harmonic. Use the POP opera-
tor (and EXCH) to get rid of one of them, of save both by giving two
consequtive = file.grd calls. The operator PLM calculates the associ-
ated Legendre polynomial of degree L and order M, and its argument is
the cosine of the colatitude which must satisfy -1 <= x <= +1. Unlike
YLM, PLM is not normalized.
All the derivatives are based on central finite differences, with natu-
ral boundary conditions.
To take log10 of the average of 2 files, use
grdmath file1.grd file2.grd ADD 0.5 MUL LOG10 = file3.grd
Given the file ages.grd, which holds seafloor ages in m.y., use the
relation depth(in m) = 2500 + 350 * sqrt (age) to estimate normal
grdmath ages.grd SQRT 350 MUL 2500 ADD = depths.grd
To find the angle a (in degrees) of the largest principal stress from
the stress tensor given by the three files s_xx.grd s_yy.grd, and
s_xy.grd from the relation tan (2*a) = 2 * s_xy / (s_xx - s_yy), use
grdmath 2 s_xy.grd MUL s_xx.grd s_yy.grd SUB DIV ATAN2 2 DIV = direc-
To calculate the fully normalized spherical harmonic of degree 8 and
order 4 on a 1 by 1 degree world map, using the real amplitude 0.4 and
the imaginary amplitude 1.1:
grdmath -R0/360/-90/90 -I1 8 4 YML 1.1 MUL EXCH 0.4 MUL ADD = harm.grd
To extract the locations of local maxima that exceed 100 mGal in the
grdmath faa.grd DUP EXTREMA 2 EQ MUL DUP 100 GT MUL 0 NAN = z.grd
grd2xyz z.grd -S > max.xyz
Files that has the same name as some operators, e.g., ADD, SIGN, =,
etc. cannot be read and must not be present in the current directory.
Piping of files are not allowed. The stack limit is hard-wired to 50.
All functions expecting a positive radius (e.g., LOG, KEI, etc.) are
passed the absolute value of their argument.
Abramowitz, M., and I. A. Stegun, 1964, Handbook of Mathematical Func-
tions, Applied Mathematics Series, vol. 55, Dover, New York.
Press, W. H., S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, B. P. Flannery, 1992,
Numerical Recipes, 2nd edition, Cambridge Univ., New York.
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