Automated Data Plotter

This application dynamically generates many types of graphs. These graphs are derived from processing of various data sources done by the IEM. Please feel free to use these generated graphics in whatever way you wish. Reset App. The IEM Explorer application offers a simplified frontend to some of these autoplots.

First, select a chart type::

Second, select specific chart options::

Select Station 1:
Select Station 2:
Variable for Comparison
Start Time (UTC):
(YYYY/mm/dd HH24MI)
End Time (UTC):
(YYYY/mm/dd HH24MI)
Color Map
  Reverse Colormap?
Difference Threshold for frequency heatmap
Image Pixel Size @100 DPI
Image Resolution (DPI) (50 to 500)
Select Output Format:

Plot Description:

This autoplot presents some metrics when comparing a single variable between two airport weather stations. The time zone of the first station is used for the various subplots. The top left panel shows a time series difference over the period you selected. The lower left panel shows a yearly mean value and a +/- one standard deviation. The top right panel shows a heatmap of the frequency of the first station having a value greater than the second station by a certain threshold. The bottom right panel shows a violin plot of the monthly distribution of differences.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 48 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!

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