# [ncl-talk] Fw: Taylor diagram

Wed Feb 13 02:19:16 MST 2019

``` Dear SerenaThank you so much for your nice reply.
I have another question and I'll be thankful if I could have your help again.Does NCL have a script which plots RMSE (or ratio of RMSE or something else related to RMSE), too? Because there is some comments about RMSE at https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/taylor.shtml, but it seems none of the examples show RMSE. However taylor_2.ncl has just drawn its line with  res at centerDiffRMS   = True               ; RMS 'circles'
res at centerDiffRMS_color = "LightGray"    ; default is "black"But there is no line to read RMSE in this example.I'll be thankful if I hear from you.
SincerelyEhsan

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:27:13 PM GMT+3:30, Serena Illig <serena.illig at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Ehsan,
The answer is ratio need to be the ratio of standard deviation (STD).
Reading the Taylor (2001) article, you will see that the ratio that has to be computed is the ratio of standard deviation. So the labels are corrects.Looking at https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/taylor.shtml and in particular at taylor_2.ncl example, you will see that second point of "p" data set has a ratio of 0.5 which is represented by the blue point labeled 2 in the diagram that has a distance from the origin of 0.5. Thus no root_square is applied to ratio before drawing the point in the diagram.So ratio has to be the ratio of STD, and the comment in taylor_3.ncl is erroneous.
Have a nice day,

Serena
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On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 7:10 PM Ehsan Taghizadeh <ehsantaghizadeh at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi,
May I ask about  "_ratio" in "taylor_3.ncl" (https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/taylor.shtml), which is ratio of "standard deviations" or "variances". Because in that has been written "_ratio are the ratio: Case_Variance/Reference_Variance"! However the label of axes are "Standard Deviations (Normalized)"!I'll be thankful if I have any help.
Sincerely
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Ehsan Taghizadeh <ehsantaghizadeh at yahoo.com>To: Ncl-talk <ncl-talk at ucar.edu>Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019, 4:40:35 PM GMT+3:30Subject: Taylor diagram
Hi,First of all I really sorry hearing about the destiny of NCL. I have had many helps from ncl-talk to write several scripts for my PhD thesis and also for my job. However I hope the best for NCL team.
Second I have a problem again to draw a plot and I'll be thankful if I could have any help.I want to plot taylor diagram and for that I saw these links:http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Document/Functions/Contributed/taylor_stats.shtml
andhttps://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/taylor.shtml
Based on them I've plot the attached one (taylor.png). However I want to have RMSE too (something like Figure 1 in Taylor Diagram Primer (Taylor_2005.png)). May be taylor_stats could help for this, but I'm not sure. Could I know how to add RMSE to this plot. However it doesn't matter to be normalized taylor diagram or not.My data and scripts are also attached, if needed.
SincerelyEhsan  _______________________________________________
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