Rocscience International Conference 2025 is going to take place in Sydney, Australia Read more

Search Results

Global Mean Vector

The Global Mean Vector option in the Sidebar can be used to display the UNWEIGHTED or WEIGHTED Global Mean Plane and Pole Vector of ALL the data in a Dips file.

To display the Global Mean select the Object Visibility > Global Mean checkbox from the Sidebar Plot Options.

The numerical listing of the Global Mean Vector orientation can be found in the Info Viewer.

NOTE: Use caution when using the global mean vector! When poles plot on opposite sides of the stereonet, a mean orientation calculated from the Lower Hemisphere or Upper Hemisphere alone will be incorrect. No vector correction is applied to poles on opposite sides of the stereonet like in the case of Wrapped Sets since the direction of "wrapping" is ambiguous, when considering all poles.

The colour of the Global Mean Plane and Pole can be changed in the Display Options dialog.

Mean Plane Calculation

The calculation of mean planes in Dips is a vector mean. This is not equivalent to a simple numerical mean calculated by averaging Dip and Dip Direction values.

For example, say you have two readings of Dip Direction: 5 degrees and 355 degrees. The true (vector) mean is 0 degrees, whereas the numerical average is 180 degrees.

The Global Mean Vector is equivalent to including ALL of the poles in a single set, and calculating the vector mean (same calculation as for a Set).

Rocscience logo, click here to return to the homepage Portal Account Portal Account Log In Log Out Home Shopping Cart icon Click here to search our site Click here to close Learning Tech Support Documentation Info Chevron Delete Back to Top View More" Previous Next PDF File Calendar Location Language Fees Video Click here to visit Rocscience's LinkedIn page Click here to visit Rocscience's YouTube page Click here to visit Rocscience's X page Click here to visit Rocscience's Facebook page Click here to visit Rocscience's Instagram page Click here to visit Rocscience's Reddit page Bookmark Network Scroll down for more Checkmark Download Print Back to top Single User Multiple Users RSLog RocFall3 CPillar Dips EX3 RocFall RocPlane RocSlope3 RocSupport RocTopple RS2 RS3 RSData RSPile Settle3 Slide2 Slide3 SWedge UnWedge RocTunnel RocSlope2 Commercial License Education License Trial License Shop safe & secure Money-back guarantee