Month: March 2005

Stochastic simulation

March 29, 2005 Examples No comments

In pbi/modl/random, Jim Jennings creates an example of random correlated field with exponential covariance.

Figure size

March 28, 2005 FAQ No comments

How can I control the figure size or aspect ratio?
There are three basic parameters: screenratio, screenht, and sreenwd. If sreenwd is not provided, it is calculated as screenht/screenratio. The defaults are:
For a finer control, you can use xinch= (horizontal size), yinch= (vertical size), xll=, xur=, yll=, yur= (x and y coordinates for lower-left and upper-right corners). If not provided, they are calculated from screenht and screenwd.
These parameters apply to sfcontour, sfgraph, sfgrey, sfplotrays, and sfwiggle.

Color schemes

March 28, 2005 FAQ No comments

What color schemes are available in sfgrey and sfgrey3?
The color scheme in sfgrey and sfgrey3 is selected by color= parameter. The default is color=I.
The picture shows different color schemes available.

Changing from uppercase to lowercase letters reverses the color scale:

Adding “C” to the colorscheme name highlights the clipped values:

These examples are taken from rsf/rsf/sfgrey.

Guide to RSF programs: sfdd

March 27, 2005 Documentation No comments

A section on sfdd has been added to RSF programs guide. Any further additions or corrections would be appreciated.
We probably need to add an option to sfdd to do byte-swapping without changing the data format: useful for transfering files in native form between big-endian and little-endian machines.

Ray tracing

March 24, 2005 Examples No comments

Some examples of ray tracing with sfrays2 are in gti/timec/paul. See also sfcell2 and sfshoot2.

Finite-differences modeling

March 23, 2005 Examples No comments

Here is a time-domain finite-difference example in RSF.
The program allows arbitrary locations of the sources and receivers.
The following pictures are examples using the Marmousi model.
The sources are located on a horizontal line close to the bottom of the model.
The receivers are arranged as in a deviated well.

Wavefield snapshot:

Recorded data:


March 19, 2005 Systems No comments

RSF has been successfully installed under Solaris 8 (running on Sparc) and Solaris 10 (running on AMD Opteron). Testing continues…

Resampling in RSF tour

March 19, 2005 Documentation No comments

A section on resampling has been added to RSF tour. Any further suggestions or corrections would be appreciated.


March 17, 2005 FAQ 5 comments

How is FFT implemented in RSF? What FFT conventions are used? What choices of array size are efficient?
There are two main fft programs: sffft1 and sffft3.
sffft1 takes real input and transforms it to complex by applying real-to-complex FFT on the first axis. It does the inverse transform when inv=y.
sffft3 applies complex-to-complex FFT on the specified axis. The sign of the transform is determined by the sign parameter.
sfcosft applies real-to-real cosine transform.
Here is an example 2-D FFT figure from Jon Claerbout reproduced in bei/ft1/plane4:

RSF utilizes the KISS FFT library for applying FFT. There are some faster open-source software solutions available, most notably FFTW but KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) FFT is attractive because of it simplicity and compactness. The library can handle an arbitrary data size. However, some sizes (prime factor powers) are more efficient than others. For example, here are CPU times for running sffft1 on files with different sizes:

n1 CPU time
999,999 0.01 s
1,000,000 0.01 s
1,000,001 1.64 s

Update: sffft1, sffft3, and some other programs that use FFT, now pad the data to the nearest optimal size.


March 16, 2005 FAQ No comments

How do I make the VERSION line of self doc work correctly?
Make sure the tag $Id$ is in the file and run
svn propset svn:keywords Id filename
The version information will be updated when you make changes to the file and commit it to the repository.