V4.10  2017/02/27 
Major improvements
 The creation of movies using movie2avi is no longer supported by Matlab (since 2016).
Movies using showf are now created using Matlab's videoWriter objects
(see the new option 'savevideo' in showf).
 loadvec: import of AVI and MP4 movies is now supported.
New functions
New features
 showf: new options 'hprofile', 'vprofile', to adds horizontal or vertical profiles of scalar fields embedded in the figure.
 extractf: allows to select a rectangle using the mouse.
 probef: allows to select more than one probe point. Allows to select probe point(s) using the mouse.
 operf: now includes field binarization (e.g., keeps only scalar values
satisfying F >= Fc, where Fc is a threshold).
 tempfilterf, tempspecf: run faster (x4).
 imvectomovie: movies are now generated from VideoWriter objects.
Minor changes
 averf: The 2nd and 3rd output parameters of averf are now
the standard deviation STD and rootmeansquare RMS respectively, in agreement with the output parameters
of statf. Definitions: STD = <(u< u >)^2>^(1/2), and RMS = < u^2 >^(1/2), where <...> denotes
a temporal average.
 histf and histscal_disp: better default binning
for fields with nonzero mean.
Bug fixes
 azprofile: Argument NA now properly taken into account.
 tempspecf: now works properly when fields contain zero or NaN data.
 statvec_disp: now uses the field data for the labels and legends.

V4.01  2016/05/23 
New functions
 tempfilterf: Applies a (Fourier) temporal filtering to a time series of vector or scalar fields,
for instance a bandpass / lowpass / highpass filtering. In case of a bandpass filtering at a single frequency (Dirac bandpass), this allows
to reconstruct the spatial structure of a given eigenmode. It is also possible to remove oscillations, due to unwanted vibrations in an
acquisition system.
 spatiotempcorrf: Computes the spatiotemporal correlation of a timeseries of scalar fields. This is useful
to detect the convective velocity of a flow pattern (e.g., a wave).
Bug fix
 Warning removed for obsolete function nargchk in Matlab R2016a (thanks Antoine Hector).

V4.00  2016/04/26 
Major improvements
 PIVMat is now compatible with the new release ReadIMX 2.x for DaVis files.
 Beta test: PIVMat now supports DAT and MAT files exported from DynamicStudio (Dantec). See loadvec
for details.
New functions
 probef: Record the time evolution of a probe in a field.
 maskrectf: Mask a rectangular area in a vector/scalar field (thanks N. Machicoane).
 azprofile: Azimuthal profile (profile along a perimeter).
Minor change
 showf: option 'scalearrow' with SA<0 does not display the vector arrows (thanks N. Machicoane).
Bug fix
 File selection by dialog box (using loadvec without input argument) works.

V3.03  2015/02/17 
Minor improvement
 showf and vec2scal: new
options 'eps2d', 'eps3d', 'epsaxi' (squared strain rate, = dissipation rate / viscosity)
for 2component fields, 3component fields, and 3component fields with axisymmetry
with respect to the vertical (y) axis.
Bug fixes
 surfheight: option 'remap'
(for parallax corrections) now works correctly with array of
fields, and with fields of size odd.

V3.02  2013/06/25 
New file format supported
 loadvec now accepts
MAT files from DPIVSoft (Meunier & Leweke, Exp. in Fluids
35 (5), 408421, 2003).
Bug fixes
 averf now computes correctly
the RMS fields containing 0 data (thanks M. Bujalski).

V3.01  2013/04/26 
Bug fixes
 The ycomponent (i.e., vertical) of the velocity was inverted
for 3component
vector fields having an ascending y axis (thanks M. Bujalski).
 medianf: the 4 corner
matrix elements were set to zero (this bug actually
originates from the function medfilt2 from
Mathworks' Image Processing toolbox). The corner elements
are now given by the average of the closest neighbors.
New function
 stresstensor: computes
the Reynolds stress tensor from 2 or 3components velocity
fields.
Minor change
 vsf now works with the Parallel Computing toolbox
(thanks Antoine Campagne).
Compatibility issue
 By default, subaverf now subtracts
the 'ensemble' (or 'temporal') average. In order to subtract a
'spatial' average instead, specify the second input parameter AXIS.

V3.00  2013/03/15 
Major change
The PIVMat toolbox is now compatible with 3components fields from DaVis
(e.g. from stereoPIV). Typical use:
showf(v,'uz'); displays the 3rd component as background
showf(v,'norm3d'); displays the 3D norm as background
uz = vec2scal(v,'uz'); generate scalar fields given by the 3rd component.
See vec2scal for
the new available 3Dfields to scalar conversions.
Most of the functions are compatible with 3component fields.
New functions
 convert3dto2df:
Convert 3D vector fields to 2D vector fields.
 multivortex:
Generate velocity fields containing randomly distributed Burgers vortices.
Compatibility issues
 Scalar fields computed from spatial derivative using 1st order finite
difference (denoted by rot1, duxdy1
etc.) have been removed. Now all
spatial derivative are computed from 2nd order differences
(denoted by rot, duxdy
etc.)
 In previous releases of PIVMat, option 'uz' in showf
or vec2scal was equivalent to 'uy'. Since PIVMat 3.00, for
compatibility with 3component fields, option 'uz' now specifies
the 3rd component of the vector field.

V2.12c  2013/01/06 
New function
 tempcorrf:
Temporal correlation function of vector or scalar fields.
Minor change
 The normalization of the vector arrows in showf
is simplified. Option 'ScaleArrow' now
specifies the vector normalization directly in absolute units. Option
'ScaleMode' has been removed (the previous behaviour 'absolute' is now
by default).
Bug fix
 Transverse structure functions of odd order are now correctly
defined in vsf (thanks Basile)

V2.12  2012/08/18 
New documentation
 The new page Visualization tools describes
how to control 'in live' the movies displayed
by showf, and lists all the
available input parameters.
New feature
 Keys '+' and '' allow to increase/decrease the length of the
arrow in live during movies (see showf).
Compatibility issue
 showvec and showscal have been removed.
These functions are replaced by showf, which
applies for both vector and scalar fields.

V2.11  2012/06/24 
New function:
 matrixcoordf:
Returns the matrixcoordinates of a point in a field.
Minor upgrade:
 DAT files exported from VidPIV (Oxford Laser) are now accepted.
Bug fix:
 The window header is no longer blinking when displaying
movies of vector or scalar fields (this bug was only present for
nondocked windows).

V2.10  2012/05/02 
New functions:
 remapf: Remap vector/scalar fields to a new grid.
This function allows the user to increase/decrease the resolution (linear interpolation,
similar to resizef),
but also to truncate/enlarge a field. This is useful to compare or perform operations on
fields obtained with different settings/calibration.
 setoriginf: Redefine the origin (0,0) of fields.
 changefieldf: Modify attributes in PIVMat structures
(e.g., rename the axis, change the title, change the axis calibration, etc.)
 imvectomovie: Create an AVI movie from a large set of
files (compatible with all PIVMat compatible files, including DaVis IM7 and VC7 and other formats).
Minor changes:
 tempspecf:
 Points containing zero or NaN values are not considered in the computation
of the temporal energy spectrum (thanks Antoine).
 Only the peak numbers of the highest peaks are displayed
(this feature avoids producing too heavy figures).
 addnoisef now adds a normallydistributed
(instead of uniformlydistributed) white noise.
 New operations available in operf:
real, imag, conj, etc.
 surfheight (for FreeSurface Synthetic Schlieren
applications): new implementation of the remap
procedure, which now corrects properly for parallax distorsions.
 The directory name ('setname' field) is no longer displayed in the title
of showvec and showscal when it is empty.
Bug fix:
 loadvec accepts .SET files again
(this feature was buggy in v2.01)
 vec2scal computes correctly
the norm and energy for complex vector fields.

V2.01  2011/03/11 
Bug fix:
 loadvec is now compatible with the new releases
(Dec. 2010) of the ReadIMX package. When importing DaVis files, the PIVMat toolbox is now
compatible with all platforms and Matlab releases supported by the ReadIMX package
(thanks A. Mishra).
New function:
 flipf: Flip vector/scalar fields about vertical or horizontal axis.
Compatibility issue:
 loadset has been removed. Use loadvec
with wildcards (*) instead.

V2.00  2010/05/12 
New Feature:
New functions:
 resamplef: Resample a time series
of vector or scalar fields using linear interpolation (e.g., resample the fields
with a different sampling frequency).
 phaseaverf: Performs a phase
average from a time series of vector or scalar fields (work with integer of noninteger
periods; performs a linear interpolation for noninteger periods).
 tempspecf: Temporal power spectrum
(spatially averaged) of a time series of vector or scalar fields.
Minor changes:
 The scaling of the length of the vector arrows in quiver plots (as produced
by showvec and showf)
is now absolute, i.e. the pixel / physical unit calibration remains unchanged
during a movie. The previous behavior (relative scaling) is still available,
using the option showvec(..., 'scalemode','relative').
 loadvec now accepts every .mat
file containing at least one Pivmatcompatible structure. If, for example,
the file mydata.mat contains a Pivmat structure named myfield, then
v = loadvec('mydata.mat') will load the Pivmat structure into the
variable v.
 rdir (and other functions based
on rdir, like loadvec)
now accepts file number indexing using noninteger indices. For instance,
v = loadvec('Myfiles_dt=[1:0.5:2,5.2]s.*') loads the files
'Myfiles_dt=01.00s.*', 'Myfiles_dt=01.50s.*', 'Myfiles_dt=02.00s.*'.
 corrf now works correctly when zero
elements (interpreted as wrong data) are present (thanks J.I. CardesaDuenas!)
 extractf now accepts rectangle
coordinates outside the physical domain (a truncation is performed if this
occurs).
 New scalar field conversion available in vec2scal:
The 3 measurable components of the Reynolds stress tensor (options txx, txy and tyy,
with tauij = ui uj).
 The remapping procedure has been removed from surfheight.
The option noremap has been removed (since it is now by default).
 expandstr not available any more (moved to the private directory).
The features of expandstr (file number indexing) are now directly
explained in the documentation of rdir.
 Help text improved for several functions.
Bugs fixed:
 rdir (and other functions based
on rdir, like loadvec)
now works properly with './' and with absolute path names (path names starting as
D:\mydir\etc). This is useful when working through network
disks.
 loadarrayvec now works when
directories and subdirectories have wildcards ('*'), e.g.
v = loadarrayvec('dir*/PIV*','*.vc7').
 renamefile now works when
filenames contain '=' (thanks Cyril and Pierre).
 vortex now does not produce strictly
zero velocity components, so that they are not interpreted as wrong vectors
when displayed by showvec.
Compatibility issue:
 Since 2009, the package readimx from LaVision (version 1.0, revision 1.8
or higher) is now compatible with the 32 and 64 bits editions of Windows
(Vista and 7 only),
so PIVMat is now also compatible with Windows 64 bits.
 loadset is going to be removed from
the toolbox in a future version. Use loadvec
with wildcards (*) instead.

V1.90  2009/08/28 
New Feature:
 When a DaVis file is doubleclicked on the Current Directory
Browser, it is imported into the Workspace (multiple file selection not
allowed). Vector files are imported into
the varibale v and images are imported into im.
Accepted file formats are: VEC,
VC7, IMX, IM7, IMG, SET.
If a SET file
is selected, all the files contained in the corresponding folder
are imported.
New functions:
 spec2f: 2D power spectrum, both for
scalar and vector fields, including 2D isocontours and azimuthal average.
 nam: Implementation of the "Normalized Angular
Momentum" method for vortex detection.
Minor changes:
 loadvec now accepts multiframe images.
Use the option 'frame' to specify the frame to load.
 New option 'streamline' in showvec
(and showf).
 New option 'rmax' in azaverf (to save
computation time).
 filterf and bwfilterf
now accept arguments as scalars or arrays. The width of the border truncation for bwfilterf
has been increased (some border effects were still present).
 loadvec now converts IMX/IM7
image files to double (this allows to use image files for
statistics, histograms etc).
 The Revision 7 (Date 8.12.08) of the ReadIMX package from LaVision
is now required for loadvec. Please upgrade.
 New fields 'min' and 'max' in statf.
 showscal displays the unit of the scalar field only if it is defined.
 New option 'fullsize' in showscal and showvec.
This is useful to export a vector/scalar field as an image, without the labels,
ticks, colorbar etc.
 specf now accepts string exponents for compensated spectra. For instance,
use the input argument '5/3' in order to display 'k^{5/3} E(k)' instead of 'k^{1.6667} E(k)'.
 renamefile and
renumberfile now work much faster for
large files (Thanks Mohammad!). From FileSeries 1.40.
Bugs fixed:
 showscal and showvec:
Setting equal bounds in the colormap of a scalar field caused an error.
 truncf now works properly for fields with more rows than columns
(thanks Alex!).
 The definition of the enstrophy in vec2scal now includes the usual factor 1/2
(i.e., Z = w^2/2, where w is the vorticity).
 The definition of the Q factor in vec2scal has been corrected: Q = (Z  S^2)/2,
with Z = w^2/2 the enstrophy (see above) and S^2 the squared strain.
 specf: The factor 1/2 is no longer
included in the computation of the spectra.
 loadvec: now works correctly
with files of IType=2. Mutiple selection in dialog box now works.
 Legends and labels of compensated spectra in specf corrected.

V1.80  2008/10/17 
New functions:
 interpf: Interpolate missing data (fills holes).
Based on John D'Errico' inpaint_nans function (Matlab Central).
 ssf: Structure functions of scalar field,
and histograms of scalar increments.
 getframedt: Get the time intervals between the frames of
multiframe DaVis image file (.IMX/.IM7).
 makebospattern:
Produce a random dot pattern for BOS (Backgroundoriented Schlieren) / SS (Synthetic Schlieren) /
FSSS (FreeSurface Synthetic Schlieren) applications (see the
FSSS tutorial).
 zerotonanfield and
nantozerofield: Converts the
zero elements (standing for missing data) of vector or scalar fields as
NaN elements and viceversa.
 cdw and lsw:
Work as CD and LS, but allow for wildcards (*). From FileSeries 1.30.
Major changes:
 Missing data are now handled properly for the computation of
derivative fields (using vec2scal) or
for filtering (using filterf). For instance, when computing the
divergence of a vector field, a point will be considered as "missing"
(i.e., its value is set to 0) if the finite difference uses
a missing value from the input vector field. This new behavior avoids
propagation of errors.
 Camera can be rotated during a movie for 3D scalar displays using showscal.
Minor changes:
 Arrows of length zero are not displayed any more by showvec
for missing data.
 Option 'keepcamarasettings' removed in showscal.
Now the camera view, angle, position, are kept for 3D views
at each call of showscal. To reset those camera settings,
use the option 'resetcamerasettings'.
 surfheight (surface height
reconstruction for FSSS, FreeSurface Synthetic Schlieren):
now includes finite distance effects and remapping.
 New option 'verbose' (display the work in progress)
added in a number of functions: loadvec, medianf,
rdelete, ...
 New option 'nowarning' in corrf.
 Option 'zeros' removed in filterf. Interpolations
are now (much better) performed by interpf.
 bwfilterf now works with nonsquare fields.
Bugs fixed:
 Color limits in showscal are now
correct when using options contour and
contourf.
 3D visualisations in showscal now
respect the x/y aspect ratio.
 showf now accepts .imx and .im7 files as input arguments.
 specf and bwfilterf now accept fields with odd dimension.
 loadvec now does not issue the warning "Concatenation involves
an empty array..." for numeric input argument.
 Methods 'gauss' and 'igauss' were inverted in filterf.

V1.70  2008/04/18 
New functions:
 smoothf: Smoothing (or running average) over
consecutive fields. This is useful for a temporal smoothing of timeresolved velocity
fields.
 medianf: Apply a median filter to a vector
or scalar field (requires the Image Processing Toolbox)
 resizef: Resize a field (requires the Image
Processing Toolbox)
 subsbr: Substract the mean rotation (solidbody
rotation) of a vector field
 specf: 1D power spectrum of vector/scalar fields
 getvar: Extract some variable informations
from a string (usually a filename where parameter values are specified).
Minor changes:
 New examples in the sample directory:
rotating turbulence (3 fields) and apparent displacement
from a refraction experiment (3 fields).

 New colormap features in showscal:
 New option 'ampclim', to specify the
colormap bounds in the form MEAN +/ AMP.
 Scalar fields made of small oscillations around
a large mean have now a colormap centered on the mean.
 New commands '*' and '/' to stretch/compress
the colormap during the movie.
 If the scalar field originates from a IMX/IM7
file, the gray colormap is selected by default.
 New option 'command' in showscal.
 vec2mat: Now can convert files into different destination directory.
New option 'verbose'.
 subaverf now considers that zero elements
are erroneous, and keeps those elements as zeros instead of
substracting the (spatial and/or ensemble) average.
 batchvec is renamed batchf
 loadvec now accepts .UWO files (Optical Flow fields).
 The PDF documentation has been removed (was it really useful?)
Bugs fixed:
 loadvec now recognizes correctly
the label names and units (e.g. mm, m/s) from DaVis vector/scalar files.
Make sure you use the last version of the ReadIMX 1.4 package
(DLL Version: 1.0, Date: 8/06/07 16:38, Revision: 6) or newer. If not, download it from
the LaVision website (www.lavision.de).
 Bugs fixed in the history field for some functions (e.g., filterf).

V1.60  2007/04/17 
Major change: Scalar fields built from derivatives (e.g.,
curl, divergence, strain rate etc.) are now computed from
2nd order centered differences, using Matlab's builtin
numerical derivative functions, whereas they were computed
from a 1st order scheme in the previous versions
(see vec2scal).
The resulting scalar field has now
the same size as the original vector field. Specify
'rot1','div1' etc. instead of 'rot',
'div' to use the
old 1st order scheme (for which the resulting scalar
field is smaller than the original vector field).
Movie player improved (both showvec
and showscal):
 Movies may now be displayed within docked windows. If the
window is not docked, it will stay in front of all other windows
('modal' WindowStyle).
 Option 'Jump' (or 'Go') by pressing the key 'j' or 'g'.
 Enter into the pause mode by pressing the arrow keys
 Escape the movie by pressing ESC, 'q', 'x' or Ctrl+C (works only with
selected windows if they are docked) or simply by closing the window
if it is undocked.
New functions:
 showf: shortcut for showvec or showscal.
 vsf (vector structure functions) and
vsf_disp (displays the result of vsf).
 jpdfscal (joint probability density function of two scalar fields) and
jpdfscal_disp (displays the result of jpdfscal).
 surfheight: Computes the surface
height from a displacement vector field.
New file format supported: loadvec now accepts Matfiles saved from
MatPIV (see http://www.math.uio.no/~jks/matpiv/).
Minor changes:
 showvec: New option 'colorvec' (specifies the color of the vector arrows).
 showvec
and showscal: New options 'cmap' (specifies the color map,
'gray','jet'...) and 'title' (e.g., display the time of the field in the title).
 loadvec: The structure V contains
a new field choice, where the number of 1st, 2nd etc. choice vectors are stored.
 renumberfile, getfilenum and renamefile: New options 'fileonly', ''dironly'.
 getfilenum now works with both integer and real indices.
 batchvec: New option 'nodisp'.
Compatibility issue:
Since Matlab 7.4 (R2007a), the behavior of the command doc has changed:
the command doc pivmat does not display
the PIVMat toolbox start page in the help browser any more. If you use Matlab 7.4,
type docpivmat to display the start page,
or type docpivmat function_name to display the
html documention of function_name in the help browser. If you use
Matlab 7.3 or before, doc and docpivmat will
produce the same result.
Bugs fixed: loadvec (scalar fields, IMX/IM7, were transposed), gradientf (wrong definition, the gradient was transposed), vortex (the undefined field setname
caused problems with showvec), operf (minor bug for scalar outputs).

V1.51  2006/09/08 
Minor change: vec2mat now works with all the file formats suported by
loadvec (VEC/VC7/IMX/IM7/IMG/TXT/SET).
Minor change: azaverf now does not return the leading zeros when
the center is outside the field, and does not include zero (erroneous) elements
in the computation of the azimuthal average by default (see option 'keepzero').
Bugs fixed: renumberfile, getfilenum, renamefile (FileSeries 1.20).

V1.50  2006/07/21 
New Frequently Asked Questions section.
Major change: New syntax for showvec and showscal: now works on the basis of
PropertyName/PropertyValue pairs.
New options ('surfl', 'mesh', 'delay', 'backward', 'loop'...).
Movie viewer improved (showvec and showscal): it is now possible to enter/exit
the 'pause' mode during movies.
showscal now does not refresh the camera settings for 3D views (see the option 'KeepCameraSettings').
New functions azaverf (azimuthal average) and gradientf.
rotatef can now rotate a field about a point different from the center.
New options for shiftf (bottomright, topleft...).
Coordinates in extractf and truncf may now be specified in physical or mesh units.
loadvec now accepts old IMG files (uncompressed DaVis 6 images).

V1.41  2006/05/22 
New function corrf (correlation function).
vec2scal now considers vectors with a zero component as erroneous (or masked),
and does not use them for the computation of derivative fields (rot, div, duxdx...)
New option for truncf: truncates to the smallest rectangular excluding zero
(erroneous or masked) elements.
Bugs fixed with randvec (history field) and showvec (lines of other figures
were turned to black).

V1.40  2006/04/28 
loadvec and loadset now accept both vector fields (VEC/VC7) and images (IMX/IM7).
New functions getattribute, readsetfile and getpivtime. Function getimxtime obsolete.
loadvec now checks that the ReadIMX package (LaVision) is installed.
Field 'history' is now a cumulative cell array of strings.
Bugs fixed for bwfilterf and rotatef.
Several functions moved to a subdirectory 'private'.
Better compatibility of the documentation with the MATLAB help browser.

V1.30  2005/12/20 
The toolbox is now called PIVMat.
Documentation improved. New 'Known bugs' section.
Standard items for the toolbox in the MATLAB 'Start' menu.
New about and checkupdate. New home page (www.fast.upsud.fr/pivmat).
File 'readme.txt' retired.
Bugs fixed for loadvec, due to changes in ReadIMX 1.4 (changes in the VY sign for Yupward fields).
Multiple file selection allowed.
Bug fixed for showvec (bounds).

V1.20  2005/11/18 
LaVision's MATLABIMX package not included any more; it has to be
installed separately.
showvec now accepts file numbers as input arguments.
New option 'angle' in vec2scal.

V1.13  2005/10/30 
New functions vec2mat, operf, batchvec,
addnoisef.
Bug fixed for filterf.
statf improved (history field).

V1.12  2005/10/21 
The bugs with up/downward Y axis are fixed in loadvec, loadpivtxt,
vec2scal, showvec and showscal.
New functions shiftf and loadarrayvec.
showvec and showscal improved (pause mode).
vec2scal improved (option minus).
spaverf now computes average of non zero elements.
vortex improved (burgers vortex with divergence).
Online help files from m2html.

V1.11  2005/10/14 
truncf, extractf, bwfilterf, filterf, rotatef, averf, subaverf and
ensaverf work now for both vector and scalar fields (truncvec,
truncscal etc. retired).
readpivtxt and dav2mat retired, replaced by loadpivtxt.
loadvec now accepts TXT, SET and MAT files.
New functions from Fileseries toolbox 1.01 (rrmdir, rdelete).

V1.10  2005/10/07 
New functions getfilenum, rdir, renamefile.
renumberfile improved.
completefilename and pickfile retired (see rdir).
loadvec and loadset improved (uses rdir, txt files allowed).
showvec(scal) improved (colormap label, titles and arrow scaling).
submeanvec improved, now called subavervec(scal).
New functions avervec(scal) and ensavervec(scal).

V1.05  2005/09/29 
loadset and loadvec improved ('nosave' option added, filename expansion).
filtervec(scal) improved.
New functions expandstr and pickfile.
buildfilename retired.

v1.04  2005/09/23 
Upward and Downward Yaxis recognized: Files that have a downward
Yaxis have the v_y component inversed.

v1.03  2005/09/09 
Sample directory and readme.txt file (this one) added.
loadset and showvec improved.

v1.02  2005/09/05 
loadvec and loadset improved: multiple files/sets and wildcards allowed.

v1.01  2005/08/31 
First online release.
Compatible with DaVis 7.
New functions included (filters, stats...)

v1.00  2005/02/23 
First release (original name: davis toolbox)
