# The *analyse* time series tool

The analyse tool (yes, folks, that's the British spelling!) is a (fairly) simple C++ program that can read a variety of time-series data formats and perform various processes on it, before outputting it to a format suitable for plotting - in particular, with gnuplot.

It's this tool which powers the interactive graph generator on this site; but feel free to make your own service with it.

Analyse is licenced under GPLv3. If you've added some sexy feature you think I should roll back into my source, send me a patch at 'paul' at this domain, but please check first to avoid duplication of effort.

## What it can do

The analyse tool can perform any of the following steps on the data, in any order:

- Select samples in a given range
- Select samples at a given interval
- Apply scale and offset to samples
- Take the derivative (first difference) of the data
- Integrate the data (cumulative)
- Do a running mean over a given number of samples
- Average and reduce by a given number of samples
- Remove a running mean from the data, leaving the noise (or signal, according to taste)
- Fourier transform to the frequency domain
- Take the absolute magnitude of complex Fourier series
- Low or high-pass filter in the frequency domain
- Inverse Fourier back to time domain
- Apply a Hann window to the data to remove Fourier edge effects

It can read data in the following formats:

- HADCRUT3/HADSST2/CRUTEM3 monthly mean data
- HADCRUT4/CRUTEM4 monthly mean data
- GISTEMP monthly mean data
- UAH NSSTC monthly mean MSU data
- RSS monthly mean MSU data
- BEST monthly mean data
- SIDC monthly sunspot number (SSN)
- PMOD daily TSI (averages to monthly)
- ESRL Mauna Loa CO
_{2}monthly average - JISAO PDO index
- ESRL AMO index
- NSIDC Sea Ice Index

The 'merge' tool can read multiple datasets in gnuplot format and create a new dataset with their mean values (used to create WTI)