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Quick plot

Quick plot lets you quickly set up a plot of one property against another property. There are some basic settings, but this tool won't let you plot advanced graphs. Expect that in future versions.

There are two mouse tools you can use to change view - drag tool and zoom tool. Switch between them by tapping corresponding buttons on command bar.

When drag tool is selected, dragging over the screen will scroll the plot. Holding Action and dragging will let you select a frame to zoom in. Tapping an element will show/hide element symbol. Action+Tap element will show element properties.

When zoom tool is selected, drag to frame zoom in, Action+drag to frame zoom out. Tap to zoom in, Action+tap to zoom out.

At any time you can tap the button with magnifying glass and a minus sign to fit the whole plot on screen.

Setting up plot

There is a button on the command bar with an image of a graph on it. Tap it to display the Settings menu.

You can select what is to be displayed using the "Show lines", "Show points" and "Label axes" menu items. These are self-explanatory. You can also show or hide element symbols for all points using the "Toggle labels" menu item.

To set up an axis, select "X axis..." or "Y axis:" from the Settings menu. This will display the axis settings dialog. There is more information about this dialog below.

Once you've set up a plot, you can save it into a preset. Presets for plots include all plot settings and current view. For example, you can zoom in on a part of plot and save that in a preset.

Axis settings

This dialog displays the list of all properties that can be plotted. To set a property for the axis, highlight that property by tapping it.

You can apply a filter to the values of the property. You can enter ranges in which the property is allowed to lie. All points not in the range will not be displayed.

Filter format. You can enter one or more ranges in the edit box. Separate the ranges with a semi-colon. Each range consists of two numbers with a dash (minus sign) between them. All spaces are ignored. Decimal and negative numbers are allowed. For example:

5-50: property has to be between 5 and 50 inclusive.

-50 - -5 or -50--5: property has to be between -50 and -5 inclusive. Note the ordering - least value comes first.

0-500; 1000-5000: property has to be either between 0 and 500 or between 1000 and 5000.

1.3-1.8: property has to be between 1.3 and 1.8.

Last updated: 01/07/07 Copyright 2002-2007 Roman Starkov
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