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How do i plot a scatter plot of wind speed and wind direction?

Asked by Parth Sarathi on 27 Jun 2016
Latest activity Answered by Muhammad Usman Saleem on 28 Jun 2016
How do i plot a scatter plot of wind speed and wind direction with wind speed represented by different colours indicating different wind speeds by a colorbar. I have attached an input data file and a sample output file. Kindly suggest how to do the same.

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The color appears to be actual wind speed, not sure what the radial position is, either, that goes from 0-15 "somethings". But, without it, there'd be just a blob in the middle but can't think what else it might be, either. There's still something funky going on w/ the links that can't download a file as anything but text from this browser which obviously doesn't work for a .xls file so can't look at his data file unfortunately.
Did you right click and select "Save Link As..."?
Yea, I still get an ascii rendition in the saved file...

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 28 Jun 2016

How about scatter()? You can input the color of each marker if you want. Or if you want to indicate direction, use quiver().

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Tough w/ scatter to do the polar coordinates, though...Matlab is very limited when get out of the x-y 2D plotting.
Seems like the solution may be a two-axes plot w/ the data plotted suitably transformed via scatter over a polar axes...but the question asked above of what's actually being plotted is a good one...

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Answer by Chad Greene
on 28 Jun 2016

There's this solution from File Exchange.

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Answer by Muhammad Usman Saleem on 28 Jun 2016

you may try quever plot to show winds speed and direction vector.

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