Select viewing period


This option lets the user select their particular period of interest to be depicted in the table. This can be a period inside the observed data, or a particular year, or a particular month.


Often data has beginning and end points that do not contain real data. They are assigned a -999.00. Trim the data in your file. Often we try to get a 1 January start date and a 31 December end date. We also try to have data with at least a 30 year record. Using the select viewing period tool trim your data for a specified period of time by using the associated dialogue box.




Also select a year to be displayed and a month.



Explore the data by click in the data column to produce a graph. You can quickly and easily ‘grab’ the graph by clicking on the clipboard tool and then clicking on the part of the window you wish to save. Do this and open Word or PowerPoint and drop the image there. After loading, the data can be visualized by clicking on the data column.  Below is the visualized precipitation data for Patiala, India.


 

 


The frequency distribution can also be visualized by clicking the second tab in the above figure, as shown below:


 



NOTE: YOU CAN ALWAYS RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL DATA BY CLICKING ON LOAD DATA. DO THIS.