I have updated 21 plotting routines in the IDL Astron Library (http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov
) to use the Coyote Graphics routines ( http://www.idlcoyote.com/graphics_ti..._graphics.html
) internally. The list of updated routines includes al_legend.pro, ploterror.pro, multiplot.pro, tvcircle.pro, partvelvec.pro and histogauss.pro.
The subset of Coyote graphics routines needed to run these procedures is included in the Astron library distribution
). However, I encourage users to delete this directory, and download the entire Coyote library directly.
Among the new features are the ability to specify color by name, to plot toa resizable graphics window by specifying /WINDOW, and to have plots to the screen appear as they would in postscript. A consquence of the last feature is that the default plot setup is now black on a white background. (I expect to get a bit of grief about this change.) Otherwise, legacy programs that use these procedures should work as before. --Wayne