Paleo plotting - new draft cliate plotter
In the previous post, in response to a challenge posed by Gavin at Real Climate for better ways of visualizing Phanerozoic climate data, I showed an interactive plot mechanism which could allow the user to easily vary the time scale in a single plot environment. The mechanics really come from the Moyhu climate plotter, and I've been meaning to work up a new version of that (and it's time to update with 2013 data).
A limitation in the V2 plotter was a restriction to annual data, and it generally covered the instrumental period. This reduced the data size, which is of some importance if all the data has to be downloaded. It also facilitates post processing - eg combining or smoothing series.
In V3 I've allowed all kinds of time data. I can overcome the size p[roblem by using XMLHTTPrequest, so only requested data is downloaded. And to allow the user to easily go from a century timescale to decade (for monthly data) or million years, I need to upgrade the user controls. Also to show monthly data, I will need an automatic updating system.
I'm posting a draft version here. It doesn't yet have request download, though download times are reasonable. And a lot of the post-processing doesn't yet work. Smoothing and regresion are patchy, and the calculate facility will probably go. But the basic plotting should work, and I'd be interested in comments, especially of datasets to include.