**FIELD**

The FIELD Command option manipulates one or more specified fields in the Current Mesh Object

*For all points in the specified point set, we compose the field
value with the specified composition function. The composition
functions allowed are currently **asinh** and **log**. So, for
example, if ‘i’ is in the point set and **asinh** is the composition
function, we have the assignment:

field(i) = asinh(field(i)).

*The **field** **/mfedraw** command causes a binary dump of the
specified fields to two files in the **mfedraw** input format.
**mfedraw** is a graphics package for visualizing moving piecewise
linear functions of two variables, such as those originally
encountered in Moving Finite Elements. The files are named
‘root1.bin’ and ‘root2.bin’, where ‘root’ is the root file name
argument. Because the graphics data are a function of two variables,
you must supply two orthonormal vectors (x1,y1,z1) and (x2,y2,z2)
which specify the graphics coordinate axes. More precisely, given 3D
coordinates (x,y,z), the 2D graphic coordinates will then be
(x
*x1+y
*y1+z
*z1 , x
*x2+y
*y2+z
*z2). So, for example, the
choice:

/x1,y1,z1/x2,y2,z2/ = /1.,0.,0./0.,1.,0./

causes the ‘z’ coordinate to be discarded while the ‘x’ and ‘y’ coordinates are unchanged.

*The **field** **/scale** option scales the field values of the
specified points. scale option can take on the values **normalize**,
**multiply**, and **divide**. If **normalize** is specified, we
multiply all the field values by **factor**/(fieldmax-fieldmin),
where ‘fieldmax’ and ‘fieldmin’ are the maximum and minimum values
taken over the point set. This has the effect of normalizing the
field so that the new difference between the maximum and minimum
values is equal to **factor**. If **multiply** is specified, we
multiply all the field values in the point set by **factor**. If
**divide** is specified, we divide all the field values in the point
set by **factor.**

*The **field** **/volavg** option, for all the members of the point
set and for all specified fields, replaces the point field values
with values that represent the average of the field(s) over the
control volumes associated with the points. The averaging option
specifies what kind of control volume is to be used; the choices are
**voronoi** and **median**. iterations is an integer that specifies
a repeat count for how many times this procedure is to be performed
on the field(s). The affect of this process is to broaden and smooth
the features of the field(s), similar to the effect of a diffusion
process. The **voronoi** choice, unlike the **median**. choice,
produces a diffusive effect independent of mesh connectivity.
However, again unlike the **median**. choice, it requires that the
mesh be Delaunay, or incorrect results will occur.

**FORMAT:**

**field** **/compose**/composition
function/ifirst,ilast,istride/field list/

**field** **/mfedraw**/root file name/x1,y1,z1/x2,y2,z2/field list/

**field/scale **/scale option/factor/ifirst,ilast,istride/ field list /

**field** **/volavg**/averaging
option/iterations/ifirst,ilast,istride/filed list/

**EXAMPLES:**

**field** **/compose** **/asinh**/1,0,0**/field** **/scale** **/normalize**/4.**field** **/volavg** **/voronoi**/4/1,