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**result=***expression*

where *result* is the name of a 3D grid to contain the result of
the calculation and *expression* is any legal arithmetic expression
involving existing 3D grid, floating point constants, and functions known
to the calculator. Parentheses are allowed in the expression and may be
nested to any depth. *result* will be created in the user's current
mapset.

The formula entered to *r3.mapcalc* by the user is recorded both
in the *result* map title (which appears in the category file for
*result*)
and in the history file for *result*.

Some characters have special meaning to the command shell. If the user
is entering input to *r3.mapcalc* on the command line, expressions
should be enclosed within single quotes. See NOTES, below.

Operator Meaning Type Precedence -------------------------------------------------------------- - negation Arithmetic 12 ~ one's complement Bitwise 12 ! not Logical 12 ^ exponentiation Arithmetic 11 % modulus Arithmetic 10 / division Arithmetic 10 * multiplication Arithmetic 10 + addition Arithmetic 9 - subtraction Arithmetic 9 << left shift Bitwise 8 >> right shift Bitwise 8 >>> right shift (unsigned) Bitwise 8 > greater than Logical 7 >= greater than or equal Logical 7 < less than Logical 7 <= less than or equal Logical 7 == equal Logical 6 != not equal Logical 6 & bitwise and Bitwise 5 | bitwise or Bitwise 4 && logical and Logical 3 &&& logical and[1] Logical 3 || logical or Logical 2 ||| logical or[1] Logical 2 ?: conditional Logical 1

[1] The &&& and ||| operators handle null values differently to other
operators. See the section entitled **NULL support** below for more
details.

The operators are applied from left to right, with those of higher precedence applied before those with lower precedence. Division by 0 and modulus by 0 are acceptable and give a NULL result. The logical operators give a 1 result if the comparison is true, 0 otherwise.

volume x3 3d.his

Most GRASS raster map layers and 3D grids meet this naming convention. However, if a 3D grid has a name which conflicts with the above rule, it should be quoted. For example, the expression

x = a-b

would be interpreted as: x equals a minus b, whereas

x = "a-b"

would be interpreted as: x equals the 3D grid named *a-b*

Also

x = 3107

would create *x* filled with the number 3107, while

x = "3107"

would copy the 3D grid *3107* to the 3D grid *x*.

Quotes are not required unless the 3D grid names look like numbers or contain operators, OR unless the program is run non-interactively. Examples given here assume the program is run interactively. See NOTES, below.

*r3.mapcalc* will look for the 3D grids according to the user's
current mapset search path. It is possible to override the search path
and specify the mapset from which to select the 3D grid. This is done by
specifying the 3D grid name in the form:

name@mapset

For example, the following is a legal expression:

result = x@PERMANENT / y@SOILS

The mapset specified does not have to be in the mapset search path. (This
method of overriding the mapset search path is common to all GRASS commands,
not just *r3.mapcalc*.)

function description type --------------------------------------------------------------------------- abs(x) return absolute value of x * acos(x) inverse cosine of x (result is in degrees) F asin(x) inverse sine of x (result is in degrees) F atan(x) inverse tangent of x (result is in degrees) F atan(x,y) inverse tangent of y/x (result is in degrees) F cos(x) cosine of x (x is in degrees) F double(x) convert x to double-precision floating point F eval([x,y,...,]z) evaluate values of listed expr, pass results to z exp(x) exponential function of x F exp(x,y) x to the power y F float(x) convert x to single-precision floating point F graph(x,x1,y1[x2,y2..]) convert the x to a y based on points in a graph F if decision options: * if(x) 1 if x not zero, 0 otherwise if(x,a) a if x not zero, 0 otherwise if(x,a,b) a if x not zero, b otherwise if(x,a,b,c) a if x > 0, b if x is zero, c if x < 0 int(x) convert x to integer [ truncates ] I isnull(x) check if x = NULL log(x) natural log of x F log(x,b) log of x base b F max(x,y[,z...]) largest value of those listed * median(x,y[,z...]) median value of those listed * min(x,y[,z...]) smallest value of those listed * mode(x,y[,z...]) mode value of those listed * not(x) 1 if x is zero, 0 otherwise pow(x,y) x to the power y * rand(a,b) random value x : a <= x < b round(x) round x to nearest integer I sin(x) sine of x (x is in degrees) F sqrt(x) square root of x F tan(x) tangent of x (x is in degrees) F xor(x,y) exclusive-or (XOR) of x and y I

Internal variables: row() current row of moving window col() current col of moving window depth() return current depth x() current x-coordinate of moving window y() current y-coordinate of moving window z() return current z value ewres() current east-west resolution nsres() current north-south resolution tbres() current top-bottom resolution null() NULL value

2.3 12.0 12. .81

Note: If you calculate with integer numbers, the resulting map will be integer. If you want to get a float result, add the decimal point to integer number(s).

If you want floating point division, at least one of the arguments has to be a floating point value. Multiplying one of them by 1.0 will produce a floating-point result, as will using float():

r3.mapcalc "ratio = float(soil.4 - soil.3) / soil.3)"

- Division by zero should result in NULL.
- Modulus by zero should result in NULL.
- NULL-values in any arithmetic or logical operation should result in NULL. (however, &&& and ||| are treated specially, as described below).
- The &&& and ||| operators observe the following axioms even when x is NULL:
x &&& false == false false &&& x == false x ||| true == true true ||| x == true

- NULL-values in function arguments should result in NULL (however, if(), eval() and isnull() are treated specially, as described below).
- The eval() function always returns its last argument
- The situation for if() is:
if(x) NULL if x is NULL; 0 if x is zero; 1 otherwise if(x,a) NULL if x is NULL; a if x is non-zero; 0 otherwise if(x,a,b) NULL if x is NULL; a if x is non-zero; b otherwise if(x,n,z,p) NULL if x is NULL; n if x is negative; z if x is zero; p if x is positive

- The (new) function isnull(x) returns: 1 if x is NULL; 0 otherwise. The (new) function null() (which has no arguments) returns an integer NULL.
- Non-NULL, but invalid, arguments to functions should result in NULL.
Examples: log(-2) sqrt(-2) pow(a,b) where a is negative and b is not an integer

NULL support: Please note that any math performed with NULL cells always results in a NULL value for these cells. If you want to replace a NULL cell on-the-fly, use the isnull() test function in a if-statement.

Example: The users wants the NULL-valued cells to be treated like zeros. To add maps A and B (where B contains NULLs) to get a map C the user can use a construction like:

C = A + if(isnull(B),0,B)

**NULL and conditions:**

For the one argument form:

if(x) = NULL if x is NULL if(x) = 0 if x = 0 if(x) = 1 otherwise (i.e. x is neither NULL nor 0).

For the two argument form:

if(x,a) = NULL if x is NULL if(x,a) = 0 if x = 0 if(x,a) = a otherwise (i.e. x is neither NULL nor 0).

For the three argument form:

if(x,a,b) = NULL if x is NULL if(x,a,b) = b if x = 0 if(x,a,b) = a otherwise (i.e. x is neither NULL nor 0).

For the four argument form:

if(x,a,b,c) = NULL if x is NULL if(x,a,b,c) = a if x > 0 if(x,a,b,c) = b if x = 0 if(x,a,b,c) = c if x < 0

The functions if(), isnull() and eval() are exceptions.

The function isnull() returns 1 if its argument is NULL and 0 otherwise. If the user wants the opposite, the ! operator, e.g. "!isnull(x)" must be used.

All forms of if() return NULL if the first argument is NULL. The 2, 3 and 4 argument forms of if() return NULL if the "selected" argument is NULL, e.g.:

if(0,a,b) = b regardless of whether a is NULL if(1,a,b) = a regardless of whether b is NULL

**Note**: The user cannot test for NULL using the == operator, as that
returns NULL if either or both arguments are NULL, i.e. if x and y are
both NULL, then "x == y" and "x != y" are both NULL rather than 1 and
0 respectively.

The behaviour makes sense if the user considers NULL as representing an
unknown quantity. E.g. if x and y are both unknown, then the values of
"x == y" and "x != y" are also unknown; if they both have unknown
values, the user doesn't know whether or not they both have the same value.

ave = (a + b)/2

ave = (5*a + 3*b)/8.0

mask = a != 0

mask = if(a)

result = if(a,b)

newmap = if(map < 5, null(), map)

newmap = graph(map, 1,10, 2,25, 3,50)

0, 10 1, 10 1.5, 17.5 2.9, 47.5 4, 50 100, 50

* ( ) > & |

It is advisable to put single quotes around the expression; e.g.:

result = 'elevation * 2'

If the input comes directly from the keyboard and the *result*
3D grid exists, the user will be asked if it can be overwritten. Otherwise,
the *result* 3D grid will automatically be overwritten if it exists.

Quoting *result* is not allowed. However, it is never necessary
to quote *result* since it is always taken to be a 3D grid name.

For formulas that the user enters from standard input (rather than from
the command line), a line continuation feature now exists. If the user
adds \e to the end of an input line, *r3.mapcalc* assumes that the
formula being entered by the user continues on to the next input line.
There is no limit to the possible number of input lines or to the length
of a formula.

If the *r3.mapcalc* formula entered by the user is very long, the
map title will contain only some of it, but most (if not all) of the formula
will be placed into the history file for the *result* map.

When the user enters input to *r3.mapcalc* non-interactively on
the command line, the program will not warn the user not to overwrite existing
3D grids. Users should therefore take care to assign program outputs 3D
grid file names that do not yet exist in their current mapsets.

The environment variable GRASS_RND_SEED is read to initialise the random number generator.

~~mymap = if( mymap > 0, mymap, 0)~~

Any maps generated by a *r3.mapcalc* command only exist after the entire
command has completed. All maps are generated concurrently, row-by-row
(i.e. there is an implicit "for row in rows {...}" around the entire expression).
Thus the `#`, `@`, and `[ ]` operators cannot be used on a map
generated within same *r3.mapcalc* command run.

newmap = oldmap * 3.14~~othermap = newmap[-1, 0] / newmap[1, 0]~~

Continuation lines must end with a `\` and have *no* trailing
white space (blanks or tabs). If the user does leave white space at the end of
continuation lines, the error messages produced by *r3.mapcalc* will
be meaningless and the equation will not work as the user intended.
This is particularly important for the `eval()` function.

Currently, there is no comment mechanism in *r3.mapcalc*.
Perhaps adding a capability that would cause the entire line to be
ignored when the user inserted a # at the start of a line
as if it were not present, would do the trick.

The function should require the user to type "end" or "exit" instead of simply a blank line. This would make separation of multiple scripts separable by white space.

*r3.mapcalc* does not print a warning in case of operations on
NULL cells. It is left to the user to utilize the `isnull()` function.

**Performing Map Calculations on GRASS Data:
r.mapcalc Program Tutorial**, by Marji Larson, Michael Shapiro and Scott
Tweddale, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (December
1991)

Neteler, M. (2001): Volume modelling of soils using GRASS GIS 3D tools. - in: Brovelli, M. (ed.)(2001): The Geomatics Workbook N. 2. Politecnico di Milano, Italy (ISSN 1591-092X) (PDF)

tpaudits@mailbox.sk, hofierka@geomodel.sk

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