[ncl-talk] animation: delete polyline from plot ?

Karin Meier-Fleischer meier-fleischer at dkrz.de
Fri May 20 15:50:50 MDT 2016


is it possible to delete a polyline added to a simple map plot by 
gsn_add_polyline after it was drawn?

I have flight trace data consisting of many segments per flight which I 
am animating segment by segment. This is not a problem. The idea now is 
to delete the first two segments after drawing 3 segments and further on 
to simulate a moving trace part to the end point (like a disappearing 

The following snippet will cause an error:

do n=0,nsegemnts-1
    str = unique_string("trace")
    map@$str$ = 

    if(n .gt. 2) then
       trold0 = "trace"+(n-3)
       trold1 = "trace"+(n-2)
    end if

end do

warning:TransformPostDraw: tfPolyDrawList element 0 is invalid
warning:TransformPostDraw: tfPolyDrawList element 1 is invalid
warning:Attempt to reference attribute (trace1) which is undefined

Due to the huge number of segments I would want to 'switch' the first 
segments off, if possible, and not to draw each single plot from scratch 
again for each flight .


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