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Shortly after the advertisement of a screenless Zen Stone, which we have reviewed earlier, Creative has announced the release of an improved model - Zen Stone Plus. It is equipped with a small monochrome OLED display. As we may recall, the previous model has definitely made a positive impression. Let's see how the next version of the product has turned out.

Creative has been present on the audio player market for quite some time. Some of the models it has produced can now be found in the archives. Yet it still keeps on releasing novelties. For the most part they are audio players that conform to a certain common concept. For example in their computer interface, menu system (that was patented, by the way), file navigation and other parameters. However, among the ranks of modern Creative products there are some that stand out - such are, for example, Zen Nano Plus and the model we are going to examine in this article. They have a lot in common, and we shall run into that fact many times along the way.

ManufacturerCreative
NameZen Stone Plus
Dimensions55.6 x 35.3 x 12.8 mm
Weight21 g
Memory2GB Flash
DisplayMonochrome OLED
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Audio formatsMP3, WMA, WMA DRM, and Audible
Video formatsn/a
Graphics formatsn/a
FM radioYes
Audio recordingBuilt-in microphone
BatteryBuilt-in Li-Ion
Special FeaturesStop-watch

Appearance and Some Control Features

Let us begin our review. As one can tell from the pictures the Stone Plus and the newer model have identical design. The difference is that the once-empty space on the surface is now occupied by a small round display. As before, the front panel contains a circular 4-way directional pad with another transparent button in the center of it. The bottom face houses a mini-USB port for communicating with a PC and a Reset button. The top face is occupied by an impressed indication light, built-in microphone opening and two more buttons joined into a rocking button. One turns the audio player on and pauses playback (which is standard), while the other one is a customizable button for quick-launching a certain function.

The player is switched on by pressing down and holding the Play button on the top face. The button has to remain pressed down for a while. After that one has to wait some more until the greeting messages disappear. As a result, the total startup time until the player is ready for playback ends up being 10-11 seconds. This sad fact prepares us for the rest of the sluggishness in the operation of this player. Unfortunately, we run into the same situation repeatedly while navigating through Stone Plus' menus. Also, at that point the similarities with Nano Plus start to appear. Both models are very slow in responding with an action to a user pressing the buttons. This is annoying, frankly speaking. Besides, it sometimes results in confusion if a user tries to quickly get to a certain menu option while the player is still processing previous commands and is not responding to the buttons being pressed. It must be admitted that when the playback is stopped navigation goes a bit faster. However, the lag is still noticeable. In that regard (and some others) the player is like the Nano that was released several years earlier. Yet after all that time nothing about it has changed. The manufacturer has probably decided to maximize its savings on the player's internal electronics.

Firmware's interface is very similar to that of Nano. The only difference is that the new screen is small and round, while the predecessor's had an elongated rectangular one. The menu consists of several options: Music, FM-radio, Microphone, Recordings, Stopwatch, Settings, Lock and one more for exiting the menu. As you may have already noticed, there is no button-lock on the player's body to prevent buttons from being accidentally pressed. However, one can lock them by using a menu. After that, when a button is pressed the player will prompt to disable the lock. It has to be noted that in order to get to the lock option one has to scroll through all other possible menu items while waiting for the player to react to user's commands. We let you make your own conclusions...

Display

The tiny display utilizes OLED technology. It is monochrome, which makes it contrasting enough so that messages are easily readable despite the small font. Display contrast is adjustable. Although the player and the screen are miniaturized, the menu is not deprived in settings. One can choose the current time, date and day of the week to be simultaneously displayed as a backdrop. The customizable button that we have mentioned above can be set to showing the backdrop, turning on the voice recorder or the stopwatch according to user's liking. Display backlight turns off after a specifiable time. After that one may run into an unpleasant situation - every time a button is pressed it will have to be pressed again, because the first time it only turns the light back on. There are only to choices here - get used to it or don't turn the light off.

Main Functions

A file browser as such is missing. Folders can be navigated with their names being displayed, but it isn't possible to see the files inside each one. After a folder is selected the playback begins with the first song in it. Advancing to another folder is likewise slow. This is rather inconvenient and is only a little better than not having a screen at all and being able to jump to the next folder like with the previous Stone model.

The folders themselves can't be opened, while the subfolders are displayed at once in a big list together with their parent folders. If a folder contains no files, but rather another folder with music inside only the name of the one containing music will be shown. Unfortunately, such twists don't exactly add to the ease of use.

Quite a lot of information is shown on the screen during playback. Playback mode, equalizer indicator, equalizer-independent bass boost indicator, battery charge status, track timer (elapsed time), track title and progress bar below - all fit onto the tiny display. Track title, though, is clearly a problem area for Zen Stone Plus, in similarity to Zen Nano Plus. Only the title of the song is shown, but not the artist name, let alone the album name. The player is capable of displaying non-English alphabets only if the tags are in Unicode, otherwise song titles will appear garbled.

The quality of audio output is comparable to that of the other Zen models. In contrast to the previous Stone model, the new one allows to enhance the sound with an equalizer. Standard presets are included: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Pop. One five-channel custom preset can be defined by the user. As we have noted above, bass boost is enabled separately. The player has a variety of playback modes. There are eight of them: repeat a track, repeat all tracks, repeat all tracks in a folder, play a track once, repeat all tracks after shuffle, shuffle and play once, and shuffle within a folder. The results of an objective audio channel test that were performed using RMAA 6 follow.

Frequency response (40 Hz - 15 KHz range), dB

+0.22, -0.36

Good

Noise level, dB (A)

-88.8

Good

Dynamic range, dB (A)

88.8

Good

THD, %

0.0031

Very good

THD + N, dB(A)

-78.1

Average

IMD + N, %

0.015

Very good

Channel crosstalk, dB

-84.2

Very good

IMD at 10 KHz, %

0.013

Very good

Overall rating: Very good.

Let's focus on the formats. Only the widely-spread are supported - MP3 (at 320 Kbit/s) of course, WMA (at the same bit rate), and WMA protected against illegal replication by DRM 9 technology. Files of the latter format will be available only if you transfer them from a computer using brand Creative Media Lite software. We have noticed that the player saves audio recorded with built-in microphone in WAV files in a special folder. After we had placed a few "alien" tracks in IMA ADPCM format with original titles in this folder, the player has successfully opened them without hesitation. Although it has failed to recognize the tags. There is one drawback to this method - whereas in the regular mode the list of files isn't displayed, this one also prevents the folders from being viewed. So the music has to be sought by means of trial and error. Of course, it is unlikely that anyone will rely on this abnormal method. Although, the regular navigation scheme is not much easier to use.

Whereas the previous Stone was only capable of playing music, Stone Plus isn't short of the functionality standard for contemporary flash-players. First, it has a FM-radio. Its memory is capable of storing up to 32 stations. You can't specify a name for each one - this function is not included for obvious reasons. Naturally, auto-preset function is available. The quality of reception is standard and depends mostly on the power of the transmitter and the surrounding landscape. In similarity to the other latest Creative player models, there is no ability to record audio from the radio signal. We can argue about the correctness and logic of such design, but, alas, can not change it.

Player manufacturers strive to equip every model with a voice recorder, more specifically, a built-in microphone regardless of the quality. Some manage to provide a decent functionality, which is very useful in practice. The others, as is the case with Stone Plus, come closer to a mediocre one. While it is operational and actually records sound from the built-in microphone, it can't be used for serious purposes. The audio comes out muffled and that's the end of it. Nevertheless, the model positions itself as low-cost and not as a part of the high-end series. Therefore, we can't blame it for mediocrity. The maximum duration of recording is ten hours, which should, in principle, be enough (unless you are a spy, of course). No quality settings are provided. Audio is recorded in IMA ADPCM (WAV) format with a sampling rate of 8 KHz and a bit rate of 32 Kbit/s. All saved files are available from a single Recordings menu.

An additional feature of Zen Stone Plus is a stopwatch. Ability to store several lap times in memory is not provided. One can only stop or start the time measurement again. The function is implemented in an original fashion. The numbers on the screen are split into four quadrants. The upper one is occupied by the hours, the lower one shows the minutes with the seconds also running below. Sportsmen are going to welcome this extra feature.

Computer Interface

We have already mentioned Creative Media Lite program in this article. It has also been described before in our Zen Stone review. It provides ability to limit the player's maximum volume, to convert music CDs, to update the player's firmware, and, of course, for transferring music files from the player to a computer. The player's package doesn't include any disks with software. Instead Creative offers this program on the official web-site for downloading. They could have stored it in the player's memory, which many other manufacturers of flash drives do nowadays. Old operating systems are apparently not supported, because only WinXP SP2 and Vista support is listed on the web-site.

If we connect the player to a WinXP computer no additional drivers are needed, because the device is identified as a removable drive. This means that you don't have to download and use Media Lite. It is only necessary for handling WMA files protected with DRM technology. Any file manager will work for transferring music, including Windows Explorer. Honestly, the rate of transfer is disappointing. It averages one megabyte per second, same as with the previous Stone. Considering that the player has 2 GB of memory (there are no other variations), it will take considerable time to completely fill it.

Package Contents & Accessories

Zen Stone Plus is advertised as a budget model. Due to that the package is reduced to a minimum. The small box contains a stack of mini-manuals in various languages. It is so skillfully and tightly packed that it looks like a message in bottle from a wrecked ship. Creative headphones standard for all Zen players are also included. In addition, the package contains a short (~13 cm) USB- miniUSB cable for connecting to a computer.

The player's surface is easily scratched even if used carefully. In this sense Stone Plus, Zen Nano Plus and the previous Stone are very much alike. All three are made of the same plastic, which feels very thin by touch. In this regard, it is necessary to look for accessories, which Creative has promised to provide while advertising.

Accessories are the same as with Zen Stone. The only difference is that they have corresponding openings for the Stone Plus' display. The set includes a similar arm-band for doing sports:

Cases that clip onto clothes, which are sold as a set or separately:

Or a sheath with a latch hook to be also attached to clothing:

On one of Creative web-sites we have also found a wrist-band that allows wearing the player like a watch.

In addition to all that, one can keep using the mini-acoustic system that was developed for Stone series:

Power Consumption

The player is charged using a computer's USB port or a brand charger. There is information on discussion boards that non-brand devices, for example Motorola cell phone chargers, can also be used, although we haven't tried to do so ourselves. Power is supplied by a built-in Li-Ion battery. Notably, its capacity is quite enough for seven to eight hours of music playback of decent quality (256-320 Kbit/s). Of course, in comparison to many other players this is not much, but we should take into account not only the player's low cost but also its small size.

Conclusion

Beyond any doubt, Creative Zen Stone Plus is a rightful addition to the budget Stone series. The series so far consists of two modifications - the one we have examined in this article and an earlier one. Frankly speaking, the new model has left quite a few negative impressions. First of all, it is very slow in operation of its internal software and in communicating with a computer. Sure, you can get used to it, but there are other models by various manufacturers out on the market that don't have such shortcomings. Nevertheless, Zen Stone Plus has two key advantages over them, and in most cases they are critical when choosing a player. One is the famous brand name, and the other is the low retail price for a model with 2 GB of memory.

Danila Kudryavtsev aka Mirabilis ([email protected])
October 22, 2007


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Array
  • add_dim
    This function returns an array with extra dimensions added, filled with copies of the original array.
    Modified 2018-08-13
  • ARRAY_TOTAL
    This function does more flexible array integration than IDL's total.
    Modified 2021-04-14
  • DIMENSION
    This function returns the dimension of an array. It returns 0 if the input variable is scalar.
    Written 2000-07-05
  • INTERVAL_CALC
    This function calculates a convenient maximum value for a data set.
    Modified 2001-01-11
  • ISIN
    This function will tell you whether or not a token is contained in an array.
    Modified 2011-02-22
  • LENGTH
    Find the length of a vector (or the longest dimension of an array).
    Written 2002-06-09
  • Nearest_Index
    Search for the index of the value nearest to x in the vector mx.
    Written 2002-11-29
  • NONUNIQ
    Return the subscripts of the non-unique elements in an array.
    Written 2002-07-23
  • shuffle
    This function shuffles the values in an array.
    Modified 2019-10-31
  • Slice
    Slice a two dimensional array out of a three dimensional array.
    Written 2000-06-09
C20C dtos v2
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic
    This procedure adjusts the sea ice coverage from an input data set by interpreting the effect of a delta-sea-surface-temperature field on input coverage and sea surface temperature.
    Modified 2018-11-26
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_diag
    This procedure produces a postscript set of plots which report on the sea ice adjustments performed in c20c_dtos_adjust_sic.pro.
    Modified 2017-11-22
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_pall2007
    This procedure returns the sea ice concentration versus sea surface temperature function used in Pall (2007) and Pall et alii (2011).
    Modified 2017-10-13
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_stonepall2018
    This procedure returns the sea ice concentration versus sea surface temperature function used in Stone and Pall (2018) and used in the C20C+ D&A project Nat-Hist/CMIP5-est1 estimate of a world without human interference with the climate system.
    Modified 2018-08-17
  • c20c_dtos_v2_download_obs
    This procedure downloads observational data from an ftp or html address and converts non-NetCDF data to NetCDF format.
    Modified 2018-11-12
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta
    This procedure produces the deltaSST fields for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution Project experiments and the Weather Risk Attribution Forecast.
    Modified 2020-09-24
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_driver
    This procedure runs the specific calls of c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta.pro required to produce deltaSST fields used by the C20C+ Detection and Attribution Project, the Weather Risk Attribution Forecast, and the HAPPI project..
    Modified 2019-04-17
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_driver_scripts.txt
    This file contains scripts for generating C20C+ D&A deltaSST attributable warming estimates using the c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_* collection of routines.
    Written 2018-12-12
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic
    This procedure generates sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic_driver
    This procedure runs c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic.pro to generate standard versions of sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic_driver_scripts.txt
    This file contains scripts for generating sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration files for use in the C20C+ D&A project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_delta_scenario.xml
    This library contains settings for default attributable warming estimates used in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-04-24
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_experiment.xml
    This library contains lists of details concerning the various experiments performed under the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2018-11-16
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_institute.xml
    This library contains lists of institutions contributing to the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project as well as various properties of those institutions.
    Modified 2018-03-02
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_model.xml
    This library contains lists of models contributed to the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project as well as various properties of those models.
    Modified 2019-03-15
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_scenario.xml
    This library contains lists of scenarios contributed to the C20C+ and Attribution project from various models.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_unnan
    This procedure fills in NaNs in a 2-dimensional spatial field, contained in a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional array, with the value of the spatially nearest non-NaN neighbours.
    Modified 2017-09-20
Calendar
  • convert_time_format
    This function converts a time vector from one format to another.
    Modified 2022-04-20
  • CORRECT_DATE
    This function returns a corrected version of the input date, when the days are out of the range for the month.
    Modified 2020-11-16
  • days_to_months
    This function converts daily data to monthly data.
    Modified 2022-02-22
  • MONTH_DAY
    This function returns the first and last days of the month.
    Modified 2010-02-05
  • MONTH_NAME
    This function returns the name of the desired calendar month.
    Modified 2010-08-10
  • MONTH_NUM
    This function returns the month number given the name.
    Written 1999-10-14
  • MONTHS_TO_SEASONS
    This function extracts seasonal data from monthly data.
    Modified 2008-03-18
  • SEASON_NAME
    This function returns the initials of the months contained in a given season.
    Modified 2010-01-05
File system
  • LS
    This procedure runs the UNIX ls (list files) command.
    Modified 2000-06-29
  • PathTo
    Find a file in the $IDL_PATH search tree.
    Modified 2002-03-06
Geographical
  • convert_rotated_grid
    The functions transforms data from a rotated polar grid to an unrotated polar grid, from unrotated to rotated, or from rotated to rotated.
    Written 2019-12-17
  • EXTRACT_REGION
    This function extracts regional data from a [longitude,latitude,time] data file.
    Modified 2020-07-28
  • GEO_DIST
    This function returns the great circle distance (in km) between two geographical points.
    Modified 2002-08-12
  • GEO_MEAN
    This function returns the coordinates of the central geographical point of the input points.
    Written 2015-01-15
  • GEO_MID
    This function returns the coordinates of the geographical point midway between the two input points.
    Modified 2002-08-12
  • ipcc_regions
    This function returns the coordinates of the boxes defining the requested geographical regions selected for use in the IPCC AR4 of WG1.
    Modified 2009-09-30
  • LAND_MASK
    This function creates and returns a global gridded land mask of the desired resolution.
    Modified 2006-07-25
  • MASK_LONLATMONTH
    This procedure returns a version of the input lon-lat-month data set Data which has been masked according to Mask and other selected criteria. It will also do some area and time averaging.
    Modified 2007-01-22
  • MASK_LONLATTIME
    This procedure returns a version of the input lon-lat-time data set Data which has been interpolated to the grid of Mask and/or masked according to Mask.
    Modified 2011-03-30
  • plot_compass
    The procedure plots a compass for use in maps.
    Written 2019-12-18
  • PROCESS_LONLATMONTH
    This procedure returns a processed version of the input lon-lat-month data set. Processing includes lon-lat interpolation masking, taking anomalies, and taking averages.
    Modified 2021-04-14
  • ROTATE_POLE
    Convert geographical coordinates to a new polar coordinate system with a different North Pole.
    Written 2015-01-14
Graphics
  • ARROWS
    This function plots arrows onto the current window.
    Modified 2018-09-06
  • B_PLOT
    This procedure contours a data by drawing each element of an array as a rectangular box.
    Modified 2009-12-08
  • BAR_GRAPH
    This procedure plots bar graphs.
    Modified 2003-06-16
  • BLOCK_CELL
    This procedure draws a boxed contour plot, where boxes are assigned a level instead of calculating smooth boundaries for the levels.
    Modified 2022-08-19
  • BOX
    This procedure draws a rectangular box on the screen.
    Modified 2009-12-08
  • BULLET_LEGEND
    This procedure plots a legend for bullet plots.
    Modified 2000-09-12
  • BULLET_PLOT
    This procedure draws bullet plots with bullets whose sizes are scaled to values in an input vector.
    Modified 2001-03-06
  • CHOOSE_LEVELS
    This function chooses convenient values for contour levels.
    Modified 2002-06-02
  • CIRCLE
    This function returns the x- and y- coordinates of a circle.
    Modified 2004-11-26
  • COLORBREWER
    This procedure implements the colour palettes suggested at http://colorbrewer2.org.
    Modified 2018-08-15
  • contour_legend
    This procedure plots a legend for colour-contour plots.
    Modified 2019-12-18
  • CONTOUR_WORLD
    This procedure draws a colour contour of a data field over a world map.
    Modified 2022-08-15
  • ERROR_BARS.pro
    This procedure plots error bars over plotted data.
    Modified 2006-02-17
  • Fill_Regions
    Fill regions with a colour on a plot of data from the UVic Climate Model.
    Written 1999-02-12
  • LINE_LEGEND
    This procedure plots a legend for line plots.
    Modified 2021-02-09
  • Outline_Regions
    Draw a line around regions on a contour plot.
    Written 1999-02-12
  • PIE.pro
    This procedure plots a pie chart.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • PNG_START
    Prepare IDL to create a .png file using the z-buffer device.
    Modified 2002-03-28
  • PNG_WRITE
    Write out the contents of the currently active window as a .png file. If PNG_START is called before the graphics are generated the current device will be the z-buffer.
    Modified 2002-04-29
  • tek_color_spectrum
    This function returns colour indices that make a spectrum out of the TEK_COLOR colours.
    Modified 2004-07-21
  • TIFF_START
    Prepare IDL to create a .tiff file using the z-buffer device.
    Written 2002-04-29
  • TIFF_WRITE
    Write out the contents of the currently active window as a .tiff file. If TIFF_START is called before the graphics are generated the current device will be the z-buffer.
    Written 2002-04-29
  • TRUECOL_ROTATE
    This a wrapper for the rotate function. Rotate doesn't like arrays from true colour images.
    Written 2000-12-18
  • TWO_AXES
    Demonstrates how to make a plot with two different y-axes.
    Modified 2002-01-10
  • windrose
    This function plots a wind rose given two-dimensional data.
    Modified 2018-10-08
Input/Output
  • CLEAR
    This procedure clears the active IDL display window.
    Modified 2000-07-14
  • CLS
    This procedure clears the IDL terminal window.
    Modified 2000-07-14
  • LANDSCAPE
    This procedure sets the plotting output to landscape orientation.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • markup_read
    This procedure reads entries from an input file following a markup language format.
    Modified 2022-05-13
  • NCDF_FILEINQ
    Print a table of the contents of an ncdf file to the terminal and/or save the structure of the file in a structure!
    Modified 2002-08-09
  • netcdf_read.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired data variable from the desired NetCDF file.
    Modified 2022-04-20
  • netcdf_read_geo.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired geographical data variable from a NetCDF file. It also returns dimension variables and can do some data manipulation, thus acting as a driver of netcdf_read.pro for geographical data.
    Modified 2022-08-11
  • netcdf_read_geo_multitime.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired geographical data variable from a collection of NetCDF files which differ only in the time period included. It also returns dimension variables and can do some data manipulation, thus acting as a driver of netcdf_read.pro for geographical data.
    Modified 2022-05-18
  • netcdf_read_geo_varinfo.xml
    This library contains lists of alternate names and standard units for various variables and dimensions.
    Modified 2022-03-30
  • netcdf_read_metadata.pro
    This function reads and returns the list of variables stored in the requested NetCDF file.
    Written 2017-11-30
  • netcdf_write
    This procedure writes data from one or more variables and their associated dimensions and metadata to a NetCDF file.
    Modified 2019-05-17
  • netcdf_write_metadata.pro
    This procedure returns default NetCDF attribute values for a requested list of variables.
    Modified 2017-12-24
  • PORTRAIT
    This procedure sets the plotting output to portrait orientation.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • PS_CLOSE
    This procedure closes a postscript file for plotting output.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • PS_OPEN
    This procedure opens a postscript file for plotting output.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • READ
    This function extracts column delimited data (whitespace between columns) from a file and loads it into an array It is intended to work with integer or floating point data but will always read the data as if it were floating point.
    Modified 2009-09-29
  • SREAD
    This function extracts column delimited data (whitespace between columns) of data from a file and loads it into an string array.
    Modified 2018-05-28
  • TEE
    Mimics the Unix tee command allowing output to go to the terminal and to a file.
    Written 2000-08-29
  • W_CLOSE
    This procedure closes an existing plotting window.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • W_OPEN
    This procedure opens a new plotting window.
    Written 2000-06-13
Mathematics
  • DECIMAL_PLACE
    This function returns the decimal place of the first significant digit.
    Modified 2002-02-06
  • FACTORS
    This function calculates the prime factors of natural number.
    Written 2000-08-24
  • FIRST_DIGIT
    This function returns the first significant digit.
    Modified 2001-01-11
  • IMAG
    This function returns the imaginary component of a complex number.
    Written 2000-06-09
  • ODD
    This function returns 1 if the input is odd, 0 otherwise.
    Modified 2000-08-23
  • partial_factorial
    This function calculates the partial factorial n!/(n-m)!.
    Written 2004-11-22
  • PLUS
    This function returns 1 if the input is positive, 0 otherwise.
    Modified 2000-07-10
  • REAL
    This function returns the real component of a complex number.
    Written 2000-06-09
  • SIGN
    This function returns the sign of the input variable.
    Modified 2011-11-06
Miscellaneous
  • BREAKLINE
    This function breaks a line of text into pieces less than or equal to a maximum length. Text is broken on whitespace.
    Written 2002-05-08
  • CONSTANTS
    This procedure returns the values of some absolute constants.
    Modified 2002-08-09
  • HMAN
    Play the "Hangman" word guessing game. Each time you issue the hman command a single game is played (guess one word).
    Written 2001-04-30
  • IDL_LIB_HTML
    This procedure creates the web page listing of a library's IDL utilities.
    Modified 2019-03-13
  • PRINTP
    Print text to the terminal and suppress the carriage return at the end of the line. This allows more characters to be added to the same line.
    Written 1999-09-29
  • SET_EDGE
    Fill the boundary of a two dimensional array with a value.
    Written 2002-04-11
  • SWAP
    This procedure will swap the values of two variables.
    Written 2002-02-12
  • trace_dependency
    This procedure plots a diagram showing the dependency tree of the requested IDL programs and returns the list of dependencies.
    Modified 2018-08-10
  • VAR_TYPE
    This function returns the IDL code of the variable type.
    Modified 2011-11-06
Optimal Detection Package v2.1
  • CPAR_OLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • CPAR_TLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from total least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • FCDF
    This function does not do anything but its existence allows the GENDETEC family of programs to be compatible with PV_Wave.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • GENDETEC
    This procedure computes confidence intervals on undetermined model parameters by multiple regression using observational constraints.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • INVERT1K
    This function computes the inverse of a real square symmetric matrix and checks the solution.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • LINMOD
    This function performs multiple linear regression given an optional prewhitening operator, externally specified noise realisation, and optional noise on the independent variables.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • REGOLS
    This function performs multiple ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • REGTLS
    This function performs multiple total least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • SVDPVW
    This procedure is a singular value decomposition (SVD) routine for PV-Wave.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • TOTAL_1D
    This function is a manual implementation of the IDL total function to get around the fact that PV-Wave cannot cope with totalling along a dimension.
    Modified 2004-06-28
Optimal Detection Package v3.1.3
  • algebra_to_matrix
    This function parses algebraic statements into a matrix for use in matrix algebra.
    Modified 2012-02-15
  • BETAS_HIST
    This function produces n-dimensional histograms of the beta scaling factors from the gendetec Optimal Detection Package.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • CPAR_OLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2012-02-14
  • CPAR_TLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from total least squares regression.
    Modified 2012-09-26
  • DEMO_GENDETEC
    This function is a simple example demonstration of how to use the Optimal Detection Package. All inputs are optional.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • GENDETEC
    This procedure computes confidence intervals on undetermined model parameters by multiple regression using observational constraints.
    Modified 2020-06-08
  • GENDETEC_COMPATIBILITY
    This procedure is a wrapper for gendetec.pro v3.1.0 which allows simultaneous use of the v3.0.0 and v3.1.0 input/output keyword parameter names.
    Modified 2012-03-15
  • LINMOD
    This function performs multiple linear regression given an optional prewhitening operator, externally specified noise realisation, and optional noise on the independent variables.
    Modified 2020-06-08
  • REGOLS
    This function performs multiple ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2011-11-06
  • REGTLS
    This function performs multiple total least squares (TLS) regression, including the extension of the error-in-variables (EIV) approach.
    Modified 2012-09-26
  • SPHERE_SAMPLING
    This function determines the number of points to sample along the surface of a multi-dimensional sphere based on a suggestion.
    Written 2011-10-14
Physics
  • POTEM
    Compute the potential temperature of a parcel of seawater at a reference pressure using the Bryden 1973 polynomial for adiabatic lapse rate and Runge=Kutta 4th order integration algorithm.
    Written 1999-03-31
  • STANDARD_ATM
    This function calculates the pressure at a given altitude in the troposphere, assuming a uniform, dry atmosphere.
    Modified 2002-08-12
Regional D-and-A Confidence
  • regiondna_conf.pro
    This procedure generates a confidence assessment in the detection and attribution of observed climate change to anthropogenic emissions for the IPCC AR6 WGII.
    Modified 2021-12-20
  • regiondna_conf_define_source.pro
    This procedure defines input data sets to be used by regiondna_conf.pro.
    Modified 2021-01-07
  • regiondna_conf_density.pro
    This function calculates the threshold station density required for confidence not to be reduced in regiondna_conf.pro, and the consequent decrease in confidence if appropriate.
    Modified 2021-12-23
  • regiondna_conf_load_data.pro
    This function loads climate data for use in ipccar6_conf.pro..
    Modified 2021-12-23
  • regiondna_conf_physics.pro
    This function determines a degradation factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on basic physical understanding of the climate variable.
    Modified 2020-07-30
  • regiondna_conf_regcoef.pro
    This function determines a change factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on the coefficients from the multiple linear regression.
    Modified 2021-02-11
  • regiondna_conf_resid.pro
    This function determines a change factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on the residuals from the multiple linear regression calculations.
    Modified 2021-02-10
  • regiondna_conf_sign.pro
    This function determines a confidence factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on comparisons of observed and required trend signs.
    Modified 2020-09-09
  • regiondna_conf_size.pro
    This function determines a degradation factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on region size.
    Modified 2021-01-13
  • regiondna_map_source.xml
    This library contains lists of data sources included in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution analyses.
    Modified 2022-03-14
  • regiondna_region_mask.pro
    This function produces a gridded mask for use in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution analyses.
    Modified 2021-12-20
Statistics
  • dbinom
    This function computes the density of the binomial distribution.
    Written 2019-10-11
  • evattrib_calc
    This function calculates various measures of changes in extreme values between two samples of data representing factual and counterfactual scenarios.
    Modified 2021-05-19
  • gamma_pdf
    This function returns the probability density function of the gamma distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2021-06-16
  • gauss_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Gaussian distribution given a set of data.
    Written 2020-01-17
  • gev_cdf
    This function calculates the cumulative distribution function of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gev_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a set of block maxima.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gev_pdf
    This function calculates the probability density function of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gpd_cdf
    This function calculates the cumulative distribution function of the Generalised Pareto distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Modified 2020-05-12
  • gpd_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Generalised Pareto Distribution for a set of values exceeding a threshold.
    Modified 2020-06-19
  • gpd_pdf
    This function calculates the probability density function of the Generalised Pareto distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • ks_onesample
    This function performs the one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test.
    Written 2020-11-03
  • MODE
    This function calculates the mode of an input array.
    Written 2016-10-20
  • PDF
    This procedure estimates the one or two dimensional probability density function of a given data set.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • PDF_TO_CDF
    This function estimates a cumulative distribution function from a given probability density function.
    Modified 2011-04-13
  • QUANTILE_THRESHOLD
    This function estimates the thresholds in the input data array corresponding to the specified quantiles.
    Modified 2020-06-22
  • SAMPLE_PDF
    This function randomly samples a given probability density function.
    Modified 2011-04-13
  • THRESHOLD_QUANTILE
    This function estimates the quantiles of the given thresholds in the input data array.
    Modified 2021-02-10
Strings
  • EXPAND_TABS
    Replace tab characters in a text string with spaces.
    Written 2001-04-02
  • latex_char.pro
    This function substitutes LaTeX character codes for non-English characters.
    Written 2018-06-03
  • ORDINAL
    This function returns the ordinal value of the input number.
    Modified 2001-02-15
  • str
    This function converts an integer or floating point number to a string.
    Modified 2019-10-11
  • STRING_FROM_VECTOR
    This function converts a vector to a single string containing the vector's entries separated by commas.
    Modified 2004-06-16
  • string_substitute
    This function substitutes a character sequence within an input string.
    Modified 2020-09-28
  • STRMERGE
    Merge two string arrays.
    Modified 2002-07-23
  • WRITTEN_NUMBER
    This function returns the written form of the input number.
    Written 2001-02-15
Time series analysis
  • CROSS_SPEC
    This function estimates the power cross-spectrum of two vectors.
    Written 2004-07-13
  • EMD
    This function estimates the empirical mode decomposition of a given data vector.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • EXTREMA
    This function returns the locations of the local extrema in a given time series.
    Written 2003-10-09
  • FILTER
    This function returns a smoothed version of the input vector.
    Modified 2020-05-20
  • FILTER_ND
    This function returns a smoothed version of an N-dimensional input array.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • filter_window
    This function returns a desired filter window of desired width.
    Modified 2005-10-21
  • FIRST_DIFF
    This function returns the first difference vector of the input.
    Modified 2000-07-10
  • HILBERT_SPEC
    This function estimates the Hilbert-Huang amplitude spectrum of an input matrix of time series (e.g. intrinsic mode functions).
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • MONTE_CARLO_AR1
    This function returns a Monte Carlo generated time series which preserves the distributional and AR(1) properties of the original series.
    Modified 2005-10-23
  • PCA
    This procedure calculates the principal components and empirical orthogonal functions of a given data set.
    Modified 2012-01-23
  • shengzwiers.pro
    This function applies the Sheng and Zwiers method for adjusting averaged data such that the original averaged values are re-obtained upon averaging of higher frequency data themselves calculated through linear interpolation from the adjusted data. See Sheng and Zwiers (1998) and http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov/projects/amip/AMIP2EXPDSN/BCS/amip2bcs.php for more details.
    Modified 2018-09-13
  • shengzwiers_weights.pro
    This function returns the interpolation weighting matrix used in the Sheng and Zwiers (1998) algorithm for variance adjustment for interpolation.
    Modified 2017-09-20
  • spline_of_means.pro
    This function adjusts data obtained from spline interpolation of averages tohighger frequency such that the original averaged values are re-obtained upon averaging of the spline output.
    Modified 2022-08-05
  • TREND
    This function calculates the least-squares linear trend in the input vector.
    Modified 2015-09-15
  • UNWRAP
    This function unwraps angular time series such that is it continuous.
    Written 2004-10-25
  • zero_cross
    This function returns the number of zero crossings in a given time series.
    Written 2003-10-09

News
  • mask_lonlatmonth.pro has been superceded by mask_lonlattime.pro and process_lonlatmonth.pro. It was removed from the library on 2008-04-25.
  • A .tar archive file containing the entire routine library was added on 2007-05-24; see above to download it.
  • giorgi_regions.pro was replaced with ipcc_regions.pro on 2006-01-12.
  • A separate webpage for the Optimal Detection Package was created on 2005-09-02 here.
  • A separate webpage for the Optimal Detection Package was created on 2005-09-02 here.
  • SUM and SUM_ROW were removed on 2005-08-05 as they are superceded by IDL's TOTAL function.
  • A number of routines were removed from the library on 2003-11-19 because they were too system specific. These are CDIAC_PLOT, CDIAC_READ, CRU_PLOT, EDIT_REGIONS, GLOBETOPOG, PLOT_PRECIP, PLOT_WEATHER, READ_GLOBE_TOPOG, READ_PARTICLES, READ_REGION_MASK, READ_TERM, SSTOPOG, VANCOUVER_ISLAND, WRITE_HORZ_REGIONS. PRODUCT was also removed as it is superceded by IDL's PRODUCT function.

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Shortly after the advertisement of a screenless Zen Stone, creative stone plus file system error, which we have reviewed earlier, Creative has announced the release of an improved model - Zen Stone Plus. It is equipped with a small monochrome OLED display. As we may recall, the previous model has definitely made a positive impression. Let's see how the next version of the product has turned out.

Creative has been present on the audio player market for quite some time. Some of the models it has produced creative stone plus file system error now be found in the archives. Creative stone plus file system error it still keeps on releasing novelties, creative stone plus file system error. For the most part they are audio players that conform to a certain common concept. For example in their computer interface, menu system (that was patented, by the way), file navigation and other parameters. However, creative stone plus file system error, among the ranks of modern Creative products there are some that stand out - such are, for example, Zen Nano Plus and the model we are going to examine in this article. They have a lot in common, and we shall run into that fact many times along the way.

ManufacturerCreative
NameZen Stone Plus
Dimensions55.6 x 35.3 x 12.8 mm
Weight21 g
Memory2GB Flash
DisplayMonochrome OLED
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Audio formatsMP3, WMA, creative stone plus file system error, WMA DRM, and Audible
Video formatsn/a
Graphics formatsn/a
FM radioYes
Audio recordingBuilt-in microphone
BatteryBuilt-in Li-Ion
Special FeaturesStop-watch

Appearance and Some Control Features

Let us begin our review. As one can tell from the pictures the Stone Plus and the newer model have identical design. The difference is that the once-empty space on the surface is now occupied by a small round display, creative stone plus file system error. As before, the front panel contains a circular 4-way directional pad with another transparent button in the center of it, creative stone plus file system error. The bottom face houses a mini-USB port for communicating with a PC and a Reset button. The top face is occupied by an impressed indication light, creative stone plus file system error, built-in microphone opening and two more buttons joined into a rocking button. One turns the audio player on and pauses playback (which is standard), while the other one is a customizable button for quick-launching a certain function.

The player is switched on by pressing down and holding the Play button on the top face. The button creative stone plus file system error to remain pressed down for a while. After that one has to wait some more until the greeting messages disappear. As a result, the total startup time until the player is ready for playback ends up being 10-11 seconds. This sad fact prepares us for the rest of the sluggishness in the operation of this player. Unfortunately, we run into the same situation repeatedly while navigating through Stone Plus' menus. Also, at that point the similarities with Nano Plus start to appear. Both models are very slow in responding with an action to a user pressing the buttons. This is annoying, frankly speaking. Besides, it sometimes results in confusion if a user tries to quickly get to a certain menu option while the player is still processing previous commands and is not responding to the buttons being pressed. It must be admitted that when the playback is stopped navigation goes a bit faster. However, the lag is still noticeable. In that regard (and some others) the player is like the Nano that was released several years earlier. Yet after all that time nothing about it has changed, creative stone plus file system error. The manufacturer has probably decided to maximize its savings on the player's internal electronics.

Firmware's interface is very similar to that of Nano. The only difference is that the new screen is small and round, while the predecessor's had an elongated rectangular one. The menu consists of several options: Music, FM-radio, Microphone, Recordings, Stopwatch, Settings, Lock and one more for exiting creative stone plus file system error menu. As you may have already noticed, there is no button-lock on the player's body to prevent buttons from being accidentally pressed. However, creative stone plus file system error, one can lock them by using a menu, creative stone plus file system error. After that, when a button is pressed the player will prompt to disable the lock. It has to be noted that in order to get to the lock option one has to scroll through all other possible menu items while waiting for the player to react to user's commands. We let you make your own conclusions.

Display

The tiny display utilizes OLED technology. It is monochrome, which makes it contrasting enough so that messages are easily readable despite the small font, creative stone plus file system error. Display contrast is adjustable. Although the player and the screen are miniaturized, the menu is not deprived in settings. One can choose the current time, date and day of the week to be simultaneously displayed as a backdrop. The customizable button that we have mentioned above can be set to showing the backdrop, turning on the voice recorder or the stopwatch according to user's liking. Display backlight turns off after a specifiable time. After that one may run into an unpleasant situation - every time a button is pressed it will have to be pressed again, because the first time it only turns the light back on. There are only to choices here - get used to it or don't turn the light off.

Main Functions

A file browser as such is missing, creative stone plus file system error. Folders can be navigated with their names being displayed, but it isn't possible to see the files inside each one. After a folder is selected the playback begins with the first song in it. Advancing to another folder is likewise slow. This is rather inconvenient and is only a little better than not having a screen at all and being able to jump to the next folder like with the previous Stone model.

The folders themselves can't be opened, while the subfolders are displayed at once in a big list together with their parent folders. If a folder contains no files, creative stone plus file system error, but rather another folder with music inside only the name of the one containing music will be shown. Unfortunately, creative stone plus file system error twists don't exactly add to the ease of use.

Quite a lot of information is shown on the screen during playback. Playback mode, equalizer indicator, equalizer-independent bass boost indicator, battery charge status, track timer (elapsed time), track title and progress bar below - all winsock read error onto the tiny display. Track title, though, is clearly a problem area for Zen Stone Plus, in similarity to Zen Nano Plus. Only the title of the song is shown, creative stone plus file system error, but not the artist name, let alone the album name. The player is capable of displaying non-English alphabets only if the tags are in Unicode, otherwise song titles will appear garbled.

The quality of audio output is comparable to that of the other Zen models. In contrast to the previous Stone model, the new one allows to enhance the sound with an equalizer. Standard presets are included: Rock, Jazz, creative stone plus file system error, Classical, Pop. One five-channel custom preset can be defined by the user. As we have noted above, bass boost is enabled separately. The player has a variety of playback modes. There are eight of them: repeat a track, repeat all tracks, creative stone plus file system error, repeat all tracks in a folder, play a track once, repeat all tracks after shuffle, shuffle and play once, and shuffle within a folder. The results of an objective audio channel test that were performed using RMAA 6 follow.

Frequency response (40 Hz - 15 KHz range), dB

+0.22, -0.36

Good

Noise level, dB (A)

-88.8

Good

Dynamic range, dB (A)

88.8

Good

THD, %

0.0031

Very good

THD + N, dB(A)

-78.1

Average

IMD + N, creative stone plus file system error, %

0.015

Very good

Channel crosstalk, dB

-84.2

Very good

IMD at 10 KHz, %

0.013

Very good

Overall rating: Very good.

Let's focus on the formats. Only the widely-spread are supported - MP3 (at 320 Kbit/s) of course, WMA (at the same bit rate), and WMA protected against illegal replication by DRM 9 technology. Files of the latter format will be available only if you transfer them from a computer using brand Creative Media Lite software. We have noticed that the player saves audio recorded with built-in microphone in WAV files in a special folder. After we had placed a few "alien" tracks in IMA ADPCM format with original titles in this folder, the player has successfully opened them without hesitation. Although it has failed to recognize the tags. There is one drawback to this method - whereas in the regular mode the list of files isn't displayed, creative stone plus file system error, this one also prevents the folders from being viewed. So the music has to be sought by means of trial and error. Of course, it is unlikely that anyone will rely on this abnormal method. Although, the regular navigation scheme is not much easier to use.

Whereas the previous Stone was only capable of playing music, Stone Plus isn't short of the functionality standard for contemporary flash-players. First, it has creative stone plus file system error FM-radio. Its memory is capable of storing up to 32 stations. You can't specify a name for each one - this function is not included for obvious reasons. Naturally, auto-preset function is available. The quality of reception is standard and depends mostly on the power of the transmitter and the surrounding landscape. In similarity to the other latest Creative player models, there is no ability to record audio from the radio signal. We can argue about the correctness and logic of such design, but, creative stone plus file system error, alas, can not change it.

Player manufacturers strive to equip every model with a voice recorder, more specifically, a built-in microphone regardless of the quality. Some manage to provide a decent functionality, which is very useful in practice. The others, creative stone plus file system error, as is the case with Stone Plus, come closer to a mediocre one. While it is operational and actually records sound from the built-in microphone, it can't be used for serious purposes. The audio comes out muffled and that's the end of it. Nevertheless, the model positions itself as low-cost and not as a part of the high-end series. Therefore, we can't blame it for mediocrity. The maximum duration of recording is ten hours, which should, in principle, be enough (unless you are a spy, of course). No quality settings are provided. Audio is recorded in IMA ADPCM (WAV) format with a sampling rate of 8 KHz and a bit rate of 32 Kbit/s. All saved files are available from a single Recordings menu.

An additional feature of Zen Stone Plus is a stopwatch. Ability to store several lap times in memory is not provided, creative stone plus file system error. One can only stop or start the time measurement again. The function is implemented in an original fashion. The numbers on the screen are split into four quadrants. The upper one is occupied by the hours, the lower one shows the minutes with the seconds also running below. Iar error e27 are going to welcome this extra feature.

Computer Interface

We have already mentioned Creative Media Lite program in this article. It has also been described before in our Zen Stone review. It provides ability to limit the player's maximum volume, to convert music CDs, to update the player's firmware, and, of course, for transferring music files from the player to a computer. Creative stone plus file system error player's package doesn't include any disks with software. Instead Creative offers this program on the official web-site for downloading, creative stone plus file system error. They could have stored it in the player's memory, which many other manufacturers of flash drives do nowadays. Old operating systems are apparently not supported, because only WinXP SP2 and Vista support is listed on the web-site.

If we connect the player to a WinXP computer no additional drivers are needed, because the device is identified as a removable drive, creative stone plus file system error. This means that you don't have to download and use Media Lite. It is only necessary for handling WMA files protected with DRM technology. Any file manager will work for transferring music, including Windows Explorer. Honestly, the rate of transfer is disappointing, creative stone plus file system error. It averages one megabyte per second, same as with the previous Stone. Considering that the player has 2 GB of memory (there are no other variations), creative stone plus file system error, it will take considerable time to completely fill it.

Package Contents & Accessories

Zen Stone Plus is advertised as a budget model. Due to that the package is reduced to a minimum. The small box contains a stack of mini-manuals in various languages. It is so skillfully and tightly packed that it looks like a message in bottle from a wrecked ship. Creative headphones standard for all Zen players are also included, creative stone plus file system error. In addition, the package contains a short (~13 cm) USB- miniUSB cable for connecting to a computer.

The player's surface is easily scratched even if used carefully. In this sense Stone Plus, Zen Nano Plus and the previous Stone are very much alike. All creative stone plus file system error are made of the same plastic, which feels very thin by touch. In this regard, creative stone plus file system error, it is necessary to look for accessories, which Creative has promised to provide while advertising.

Accessories are the same as with Zen Stone. The only difference is that they have corresponding openings for the Stone Plus' display. The set includes a similar arm-band for doing sports:

Cases that clip onto clothes, which are sold as a set or separately:

Or a sheath with a latch hook to be also attached to clothing:

On one of Creative web-sites we have also found a wrist-band that allows wearing the player like a watch.

In addition to all that, one can keep using the mini-acoustic system that was developed for Stone series:

Power Consumption

The player is charged using creative stone plus file system error computer's USB port or a brand charger. There is information on discussion boards that non-brand devices, for example Motorola cell phone chargers, can also be used, although we haven't tried to do so ourselves. Power is supplied by a built-in Li-Ion battery. Notably, its capacity is quite enough for seven to eight hours creative stone plus file system error small town terrors livingston playback of decent quality (256-320 Kbit/s). Creative stone plus file system error error 23 pioneer/, in comparison to many other players this is not much, but we should take into account not only the player's low cost but also its small size.

Conclusion

Beyond any doubt, Creative Zen Stone Plus is a rightful creative stone plus file system error to the budget Stone series. The series so far consists of two modifications - the one we have examined in this article and an earlier one. Frankly speaking, the new model has left quite a few negative impressions. First of all, it is very slow in operation of its internal software and in communicating with a computer, creative stone plus file system error. Sure, you can get used to it, but there are other models by various manufacturers out on the market that don't have such shortcomings. Nevertheless, Zen Stone Plus has two key advantages over them, and in most cases they are critical when choosing a player. One is the famous brand name, and the other is the low retail price for a model with 2 GB of memory.

Danila Kudryavtsev aka Mirabilis ([email protected])
October 22, creative stone plus file system error, 2007


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  • The collection of code used for generating the sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration input data used in the C20C+ D&A project simulations.
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  • The collection of code used for assessing confidence in detection and attribution of anthropogenic influence in regional climate change.
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Array
  • add_dim
    This function returns an array with extra dimensions added, filled with copies of the original array.
    Modified 2018-08-13 creative stone plus file system error
  • ARRAY_TOTAL
    This function does more flexible array integration than IDL's total.
    Modified 2021-04-14
  • DIMENSION
    This function returns the dimension of an array. It returns 0 if the input variable is scalar.
    Written 2000-07-05 1136 error actionscript 3
  • INTERVAL_CALC
    This function calculates a convenient maximum value for a data set.
    Modified 2001-01-11
  • ISIN
    This function will tell you whether or not a token is contained in an array.
    Modified 2011-02-22
  • LENGTH
    Find the length of a vector (or the longest dimension of an array).
    Written 2002-06-09
  • Nearest_Index
    Search for the index of the value nearest to x in the vector mx.
    Written 2002-11-29
  • NONUNIQ
    Return the subscripts of the non-unique elements in an array.
    Written 2002-07-23
  • shuffle
    This function shuffles the values in an array.
    Modified 2019-10-31
  • Slice
    Slice a two dimensional array out of a three dimensional array.
    Written 2000-06-09
C20C dtos v2
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic
    This procedure adjusts the sea ice coverage from an input data set by interpreting the effect of a delta-sea-surface-temperature field on input coverage and sea surface temperature.
    Modified 2018-11-26
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_diag
    This procedure produces a postscript set of plots which report on the sea ice adjustments performed in c20c_dtos_adjust_sic.pro.
    Modified 2017-11-22
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_pall2007
    creative stone plus file system error This procedure returns the sea ice concentration versus sea surface temperature function used in Pall (2007) and Pall et alii (2011).
    Modified 2017-10-13
  • c20c_dtos_v2_adjust_sic_stonepall2018
    This procedure returns the sea ice concentration versus sea surface temperature function used in Stone and Pall (2018) and used in the C20C+ D&A project Nat-Hist/CMIP5-est1 estimate of a world without human interference with the climate system.
    Modified 2018-08-17
  • c20c_dtos_v2_download_obs
    This procedure downloads observational data from an ftp or html address and converts non-NetCDF data to NetCDF format.
    Modified 2018-11-12 creative stone plus file system error
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta
    This procedure produces the deltaSST fields for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution Project experiments and the Weather Risk Attribution Forecast.
    Modified 2020-09-24
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_driver
    This procedure runs the specific calls of c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta.pro required to produce deltaSST fields used by the C20C+ Detection and Attribution Project, the Weather Risk Attribution Forecast, and the HAPPI project.
    Modified 2019-04-17
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_driver_scripts.txt
    This file contains scripts for generating C20C+ D&A deltaSST creative stone plus file system error warming estimates using the c20c_dtos_v2_make_delta_* collection of routines.
    Written 2018-12-12
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic
    This procedure generates sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic_driver
    This procedure runs c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic.pro to generate standard versions of sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data for use in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_make_tossic_driver_scripts.txt
    This file contains scripts for generating sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration files for use in the C20C+ D&A project.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_delta_scenario.xml
    This library contains settings for default attributable warming estimates used in the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2019-04-24
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_experiment.xml
    This library contains lists of details concerning the various experiments performed under the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project.
    Modified 2018-11-16
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_institute.xml
    This library contains lists of institutions contributing to the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project as well as various properties of those institutions.
    Modified 2018-03-02
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_model.xml
    This library contains lists of models contributed to the C20C+ Detection and Attribution project as well as various properties of those models.
    Modified 2019-03-15
  • c20c_dtos_v2_map_scenario.xml
    This library contains lists of scenarios contributed to the C20C+ and Attribution project from various models.
    Modified 2019-03-18
  • c20c_dtos_v2_unnan
    creative stone plus file system error This procedure fills in NaNs in a 2-dimensional spatial field, contained in a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional array, with the value of the spatially nearest non-NaN neighbours.
    Modified 2017-09-20
Calendar
  • convert_time_format
    vba run-time error 3734 This function converts a time vector from one format to another.
    Modified 2022-04-20
  • CORRECT_DATE
    This function returns a corrected version of the input date, when the days are out of the range for the month.
    Modified 2020-11-16
  • days_to_months
    This function converts daily data to monthly data.
    Modified 2022-02-22
  • MONTH_DAY
    a 2xx post error code This function returns the first and last days of the month.
    Modified 2010-02-05
  • MONTH_NAME
    This function returns the name of the desired calendar month.
    Modified 2010-08-10
  • MONTH_NUM
    registration-activation error 3d max 2008 This function returns the month number given the name.
    Written 1999-10-14
  • MONTHS_TO_SEASONS
    This function extracts seasonal data from monthly data.
    Modified 2008-03-18 creative stone plus file system error
  • SEASON_NAME
    This function returns the initials of the months contained in a given season.
    Modified 2010-01-05
File system
  • LS
    This procedure runs the UNIX ls (list files) command.
    Modified 2000-06-29
  • PathTo
    Find a file in the $IDL_PATH search tree.
    Modified 2002-03-06
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  • convert_rotated_grid
    The functions transforms data from a rotated polar grid to an unrotated polar grid, from unrotated to rotated, creative stone plus file system error, or from rotated to rotated.
    Written 2019-12-17
  • EXTRACT_REGION
    This function extracts regional data from a [longitude,latitude,time] data file.
    Modified 2020-07-28
  • GEO_DIST
    This function returns the great circle distance (in km) between two geographical points.
    Modified 2002-08-12
  • GEO_MEAN
    This function returns the coordinates of the central geographical point of the input points.
    Written 2015-01-15
  • GEO_MID
    This function returns the coordinates hp designjet 510 system error 21 10 the geographical point midway between the two input points.
    Modified 2002-08-12
  • ipcc_regions
    error status 32512 This function returns the coordinates of the boxes defining the requested geographical regions selected for use in the IPCC AR4 of WG1.
    Modified 2009-09-30
  • LAND_MASK
    This function creates and returns a global gridded land mask of the desired resolution.
    Modified 2006-07-25
  • MASK_LONLATMONTH
    This procedure returns a version of the input lon-lat-month data set Data which has been masked according to Mask and other selected criteria. It will also do some area and time averaging.
    Modified 2007-01-22
  • MASK_LONLATTIME
    This procedure returns a version of the input lon-lat-time data set Data which has been interpolated to the grid of Mask and/or masked according to Mask.
    Modified 2011-03-30
  • plot_compass
    The procedure plots a compass for use in maps.
    Written 2019-12-18
  • PROCESS_LONLATMONTH
    This procedure returns a processed version of the input lon-lat-month data set. Processing includes lon-lat interpolation masking, taking anomalies, and taking averages.
    Modified 2021-04-14
  • ROTATE_POLE
    Convert geographical coordinates to a new polar coordinate system with a different North Pole.
    Written 2015-01-14
Graphics
  • ARROWS
    This function plots arrows onto the current window.
    Modified 2018-09-06
  • B_PLOT
    This procedure contours a data by drawing each element of an array as a rectangular box.
    Modified 2009-12-08
  • BAR_GRAPH
    This procedure plots bar graphs.
    Modified 2003-06-16
  • BLOCK_CELL
    This procedure draws a boxed contour plot, where boxes are assigned a level instead of calculating smooth boundaries for the levels.
    Modified creative stone plus file system error This procedure draws a rectangular box on the screen.
    Modified 2009-12-08
  • BULLET_LEGEND
    This procedure plots a legend for bullet plots.
    Modified 2000-09-12
  • BULLET_PLOT
    This procedure draws bullet plots with bullets whose sizes are scaled to values in an input vector.
    Modified 2001-03-06
  • CHOOSE_LEVELS
    This function chooses convenient values for contour levels.
    Modified 2002-06-02
  • CIRCLE
    This function returns the x- and y- coordinates of a circle.
    Modified 2004-11-26
  • COLORBREWER
    This procedure implements the colour palettes suggested at http://colorbrewer2.org.
    Modified 2018-08-15
  • contour_legend
    This procedure plots a legend for colour-contour plots.
    Modified 2019-12-18
  • CONTOUR_WORLD
    This procedure draws a colour contour of a data field over a world map.
    Modified 2022-08-15
  • ERROR_BARS.pro
    This procedure plots error bars over plotted data.
    Modified 2006-02-17
  • Fill_Regions
    Fill regions with a colour on a plot of data from the UVic Climate Model.
    Written 1999-02-12
  • LINE_LEGEND
    This procedure plots a legend for line plots.
    Modified 2021-02-09
  • Outline_Regions
    Draw a line around regions on a contour plot.
    Written 1999-02-12
  • PIE.pro
    This procedure plots a pie chart.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • PNG_START
    Prepare IDL to create a .png file using the z-buffer device.
    Modified 2002-03-28
  • PNG_WRITE
    Write out the contents of the currently active window as a .png file, creative stone plus file system error. If PNG_START is called before the graphics are generated the current device will be the z-buffer.
    Modified 2002-04-29 creative stone plus file system error
  • tek_color_spectrum
    This function returns colour indices that make a spectrum out of the TEK_COLOR colours.
    Modified 2004-07-21
  • TIFF_START
    Prepare IDL to create a .tiff file using the z-buffer device.
    Written 2002-04-29
  • TIFF_WRITE
    Write out the contents of the currently active window as a .tiff file, creative stone plus file system error. If TIFF_START is called before the graphics are generated the current device will be the z-buffer.
    Written 2002-04-29
  • TRUECOL_ROTATE
    This a wrapper for the rotate function, creative stone plus file system error. Rotate doesn't like arrays from true colour images.
    Written 2000-12-18
  • TWO_AXES
    Demonstrates how to make a plot with two different y-axes.
    Modified 2002-01-10
  • windrose
    This function plots a wind rose given two-dimensional data.
    Modified 2018-10-08
Input/Output
  • CLEAR
    This procedure clears the active IDL display window.
    Modified 2000-07-14
  • CLS
    This procedure clears the IDL terminal window.
    Modified 2000-07-14
  • LANDSCAPE
    This procedure sets the plotting output to landscape orientation.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • markup_read
    This procedure reads entries from an input file following a markup language format.
    Modified 2022-05-13
  • NCDF_FILEINQ
    Print a table of the contents of an ncdf file to the terminal and/or save the structure of the file in a structure!
    Modified 2002-08-09
  • netcdf_read.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired data variable from the desired NetCDF file.
    Modified 2022-04-20
  • netcdf_read_geo.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired geographical data variable from a NetCDF file. It also returns dimension variables and can do some data manipulation, thus acting as a driver of netcdf_read.pro for garrys mod error data.
    Modified 2022-08-11
  • netcdf_read_geo_multitime.pro
    This function reads and returns the desired geographical data variable from a collection of NetCDF files which differ only in the time period included. It also returns dimension variables and can do some data manipulation, thus acting as a driver of netcdf_read.pro for geographical data.
    Modified 2022-05-18
  • netcdf_read_geo_varinfo.xml
    This library contains lists of alternate names and standard units for various variables and dimensions.
    Modified 2022-03-30
  • netcdf_read_metadata.pro
    This function reads and returns the list of variables stored in the requested NetCDF file.
    Written 2017-11-30
  • netcdf_write
    creative stone plus file system error This procedure writes data from one or more variables and their associated dimensions and metadata to a NetCDF file.
    Modified 2019-05-17
  • netcdf_write_metadata.pro
    This procedure returns default NetCDF attribute values for a requested list of variables.
    Modified 2017-12-24
  • PORTRAIT
    This procedure sets the plotting output to portrait orientation.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • PS_CLOSE
    This procedure closes a postscript file for plotting output.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • PS_OPEN
    This procedure opens a postscript file for plotting output.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • READ
    apple mobile usb driver error This function extracts column delimited data (whitespace between columns) from a file and loads it into an array It is intended to work with integer or floating point data but will always read the data as if it were floating point.
    Modified 2009-09-29
  • SREAD
    This function extracts column delimited data (whitespace between columns) of data from a file and loads it into an string array.
    Modified 2018-05-28
  • TEE
    Mimics the Unix tee command allowing output to go to the terminal and to a file.
    Written 2000-08-29
  • W_CLOSE
    This procedure closes an existing plotting window.
    Written 2000-06-13
  • W_OPEN
    This procedure opens a new plotting window.
    Written 2000-06-13
Mathematics
  • DECIMAL_PLACE
    This function returns the decimal place of the first significant digit.
    Modified 2002-02-06
  • FACTORS
    This function calculates the prime factors of natural number.
    Written 2000-08-24
  • FIRST_DIGIT
    This function returns the first significant digit.
    Modified 2001-01-11
  • IMAG
    This function returns the imaginary component of a complex number.
    Written 2000-06-09
  • ODD
    This function returns 1 if the input is odd, 0 otherwise.
    Modified 2000-08-23
  • partial_factorial
    This function calculates the partial factorial n!/(n-m)!.
    Written 2004-11-22
  • PLUS
    This function returns 1 if the input is positive, 0 otherwise.
    Modified 2000-07-10
  • REAL
    This function returns the real component creative stone plus file system error a complex number.
    Written 2000-06-09
  • SIGN
    This function returns the sign of the input variable.
    Modified 2011-11-06
Miscellaneous
  • BREAKLINE
    This creative stone plus file system error breaks a line creative stone plus file system error text into pieces less than or equal to a maximum length. Text is broken on whitespace.
    Written 2002-05-08
  • CONSTANTS
    This procedure returns the values of some absolute constants.
    Modified 2002-08-09
  • HMAN
    Play the "Hangman" word guessing game. Each time you issue the hman command a single game is played (guess one word).
    Written 2001-04-30
  • IDL_LIB_HTML
    This procedure creates the web page listing of a library's IDL utilities.
    Modified 2019-03-13 creative stone plus file system error
  • PRINTP
    Print text to the terminal and suppress the carriage return at the end of the line. This allows more characters to be added to the same line.
    Written 1999-09-29
  • SET_EDGE
    Fill the boundary of a two dimensional array with a value.
    Written 2002-04-11
  • SWAP
    This procedure will swap the values of two variables.
    Written 2002-02-12
  • trace_dependency
    This procedure plots a diagram showing the dependency tree of the requested IDL programs and returns the list of dependencies.
    Modified 2018-08-10
  • VAR_TYPE
    This function returns the IDL code of the variable type.
    Modified 2011-11-06
Optimal Detection Package v2.1
  • CPAR_OLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • CPAR_TLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from total least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • FCDF
    This function does not do anything but its existence allows the GENDETEC family of programs to be compatible with PV_Wave.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • GENDETEC
    This procedure computes confidence intervals on undetermined model parameters by multiple regression using observational constraints.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • INVERT1K
    This function computes the inverse of a real square symmetric matrix and checks the solution.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • LINMOD
    This function performs multiple linear regression given an optional prewhitening operator, externally specified noise realisation, and optional noise creative stone plus file system error the independent variables.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • REGOLS
    This function performs multiple ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • REGTLS
    This function performs multiple total least squares regression.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • SVDPVW
    This procedure is a singular value decomposition (SVD) routine for PV-Wave.
    Modified 2004-06-28
  • TOTAL_1D
    This function is a manual implementation of the IDL total function to get around the fact that PV-Wave cannot cope with totalling along a dimension.
    Modified 2004-06-28
Optimal Detection Package v3.1.3
  • algebra_to_matrix
    This function parses algebraic statements into a matrix for use in matrix algebra.
    Modified 2012-02-15
  • BETAS_HIST
    This function produces n-dimensional histograms of the beta scaling factors from the gendetec Optimal Detection Package.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • CPAR_OLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2012-02-14
  • CPAR_TLS
    This function computes 1-D and m-D parametric confidence intervals from total least squares regression.
    Modified 2012-09-26
  • DEMO_GENDETEC
    This function is a simple example demonstration of how to use the Optimal Detection Package, creative stone plus file system error. All inputs are optional.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • GENDETEC
    This procedure computes confidence intervals on undetermined model parameters by multiple regression using observational constraints.
    Modified 2020-06-08
  • GENDETEC_COMPATIBILITY
    This procedure is a wrapper for gendetec.pro v3.1.0 which allows simultaneous use of the v3.0.0 and v3.1.0 input/output keyword parameter names.
    Modified 2012-03-15
  • LINMOD
    This function performs multiple linear regression given an optional prewhitening operator, externally specified noise realisation, and optional noise on the independent variables.
    Modified 2020-06-08
  • REGOLS
    This function performs multiple ordinary least squares regression.
    Modified 2011-11-06
  • REGTLS
    creative stone plus file system error This function performs multiple total least squares (TLS) regression, including the extension of the error-in-variables (EIV) approach.
    Modified 2012-09-26
  • SPHERE_SAMPLING
    This function determines the number of points to sample along the surface of a multi-dimensional sphere based on a suggestion.
    Written 2011-10-14
Physics
  • POTEM
    Compute the potential temperature of a parcel of seawater at a reference pressure using the Bryden 1973 polynomial for adiabatic lapse rate and Runge=Kutta 4th order integration algorithm.
    Written 1999-03-31
  • STANDARD_ATM
    This function calculates the pressure at a given altitude in the troposphere, assuming a uniform, dry atmosphere.
    Modified 2002-08-12
Regional D-and-A Confidence creative stone plus file system error
  • regiondna_conf.pro
    This procedure generates a confidence assessment in the detection and attribution of observed climate change to anthropogenic emissions for the IPCC AR6 WGII.
    Modified 2021-12-20 creative stone plus file system error
  • regiondna_conf_define_source.pro
    This procedure defines input data sets to be used by regiondna_conf.pro.
    Modified 2021-01-07
  • regiondna_conf_density.pro
    This function calculates the threshold station density required runt packet urban terror confidence not to be reduced in regiondna_conf.pro, and the consequent decrease in confidence if appropriate.
    Modified 2021-12-23
  • regiondna_conf_load_data.pro
    winlogon.exe error at startup This function loads climate data for use in ipccar6_conf.pro.
    Modified 2021-12-23
  • regiondna_conf_physics.pro
    This function determines a degradation factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on basic physical understanding of the climate variable.
    Modified 2020-07-30
  • regiondna_conf_regcoef.pro
    This function determines a change factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on the coefficients from the multiple linear regression.
    Modified 2021-02-11
  • regiondna_conf_resid.pro
    This function determines a change factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on the residuals from the multiple linear regression calculations.
    Modified 2021-02-10 creative stone plus file system error
  • regiondna_conf_sign.pro
    error send request with error This function determines a confidence factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on comparisons of observed and required trend signs.
    Modified 2020-09-09
  • regiondna_conf_size.pro
    This function determines a degradation factor for the confidence metric used in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution assessments, based on region size.
    Modified 2021-01-13
  • regiondna_map_source.xml
    This library contains lists of data sources included in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution analyses.
    Modified 2022-03-14
  • regiondna_region_mask.pro
    This function produces a gridded mask for use in the IPCC AR6 WGII detection and attribution analyses.
    Modified 2021-12-20
Statistics
  • dbinom
    This function computes the density of the binomial distribution.
    Written 2019-10-11
  • evattrib_calc
    This function calculates various measures of changes in extreme values between two samples of data representing factual and counterfactual scenarios.
    Modified 2021-05-19
  • gamma_pdf
    This function returns the probability density function of the gamma distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2021-06-16
  • gauss_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Gaussian distribution given a set of data.
    Written 2020-01-17
  • gev_cdf
    This function calculates the cumulative distribution function of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gev_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a set of block maxima.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gev_pdf
    Creative stone plus file system error function calculates the probability density function of the Generalised Extreme Value distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • gpd_cdf
    This function calculates the cumulative distribution function of the Generalised Pareto distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Modified 2020-05-12
  • gpd_fit
    This function estimates the parameters of the Generalised Pareto Distribution for a set of values exceeding a threshold.
    Modified 2020-06-19
  • gpd_pdf
    This function calculates the probability density function of the Generalised Pareto distribution for a given set of parameters.
    Written 2019-11-06
  • ks_onesample
    This function performs the one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test.
    Written 2020-11-03
  • MODE
    This function calculates the creative stone plus file system error of an input array.
    Written 2016-10-20
  • PDF
    This procedure estimates the one or two dimensional probability density function of a given data set.
    Modified 2012-01-24
  • PDF_TO_CDF
    This function estimates a cumulative distribution function from a given probability density function.
    Modified 2011-04-13
  • QUANTILE_THRESHOLD
    This function estimates the thresholds in the input data array corresponding to the specified quantiles.
    Modified 2020-06-22
  • SAMPLE_PDF
    This function randomly samples a given probability density function.
    Modified 2011-04-13
  • THRESHOLD_QUANTILE
    This function estimates the quantiles of the given thresholds in the input data array.
    Modified 2021-02-10
Strings
  • EXPAND_TABS
    Replace tab characters in a text string with spaces.
    Written 2001-04-02
  • latex_char.pro
    This function substitutes LaTeX character codes for non-English characters.
    Written 2018-06-03
  • ORDINAL
    This function returns the ordinal value of the input number.
    Modified 2001-02-15
  • str
    This function converts an integer or floating point number to a string.
    Modified 2019-10-11
  • STRING_FROM_VECTOR
    This function converts a vector to a single string containing the vector's entries separated by commas.
    Modified 2004-06-16
  • string_substitute
    This function substitutes a character sequence within an input string.
    Modified 2020-09-28
  • STRMERGE
    hp printer device communication error 5012 Merge two string arrays.
    Modified 2002-07-23
  • WRITTEN_NUMBER
    creative stone plus file system error This function returns the written form of the input number.
    Written 2001-02-15
Time series analysis
  • CROSS_SPEC
    This function estimates the power cross-spectrum of two vectors.
    Written 2004-07-13
  • EMD
    This function estimates the empirical mode decomposition of a given data vector.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • EXTREMA
    This function returns the locations of the local extrema in a given time series.
    Written 2003-10-09
  • FILTER
    This function returns a smoothed version of the input vector.
    Modified 2020-05-20
  • FILTER_ND
    This function returns a smoothed version of an N-dimensional input array.
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • filter_window
    This function returns a desired filter window of desired width.
    Modified 2005-10-21
  • FIRST_DIFF
    This function returns the first difference vector of the input.
    Modified 2000-07-10
  • HILBERT_SPEC
    This function estimates the Hilbert-Huang amplitude spectrum of an input matrix of time series (e.g, creative stone plus file system error. intrinsic mode functions).
    Modified 2005-08-05
  • MONTE_CARLO_AR1
    This function returns a Monte Carlo generated time series which preserves the distributional and AR(1) properties of the original series.
    Modified 2005-10-23
  • PCA
    This procedure calculates the principal components and empirical orthogonal functions of a given data set.
    Modified 2012-01-23
  • shengzwiers.pro
    This function applies the Sheng and Zwiers method for adjusting averaged data such that the original averaged values are re-obtained upon averaging of higher frequency data themselves calculated through linear interpolation from the adjusted data. See Sheng and Zwiers (1998) and http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov/projects/amip/AMIP2EXPDSN/BCS/amip2bcs.php for more details.
    Modified 2018-09-13
  • shengzwiers_weights.pro
    This function returns the interpolation weighting matrix used in the Sheng and Zwiers (1998) algorithm for variance adjustment for interpolation.
    Modified 2017-09-20
  • spline_of_means.pro
    This function adjusts data obtained from spline interpolation of averages tohighger frequency such that the original averaged values are re-obtained upon averaging of the spline output.
    Modified 2022-08-05
  • TREND
    This function calculates the least-squares linear trend in the input vector.
    Modified 2015-09-15
  • UNWRAP
    This function unwraps angular time series such that is it continuous.
    Written 2004-10-25
  • zero_cross
    This function returns the number of zero crossings in a given time series.
    Written 2003-10-09

News
  • mask_lonlatmonth.pro has been superceded by mask_lonlattime.pro and process_lonlatmonth.pro. It creative stone plus file system error removed from the library on 2008-04-25.
  • A .tar archive file containing the entire routine library was added on 2007-05-24; see above to download it.
  • giorgi_regions.pro was replaced with ipcc_regions.pro on 2006-01-12.
  • A separate webpage for the Optimal Detection Package was created on 2005-09-02 here.
  • A separate webpage for the Optimal Detection Package was created on 2005-09-02 here.
  • SUM and SUM_ROW were removed on 2005-08-05 as they are superceded by IDL's TOTAL function.
  • A number of routines were removed from the library on 2003-11-19 because they were too system specific. These are CDIAC_PLOT, CDIAC_READ, CRU_PLOT, EDIT_REGIONS, GLOBETOPOG, PLOT_PRECIP, PLOT_WEATHER, READ_GLOBE_TOPOG, READ_PARTICLES, READ_REGION_MASK, READ_TERM, SSTOPOG, VANCOUVER_ISLAND, WRITE_HORZ_REGIONS. PRODUCT was also removed as it is superceded by IDL's PRODUCT function, creative stone plus file system error.
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