graph(1G)but differs slightly. The data consists of a number of data sets. Data sets are separated by a blank line. A new data set is also assumed at the start of each input file. A data set consists of an ordered list of points of the form <directive>
X Y. The directive is either
moveand can be omitted. If the directive is
draw, a line will be drawn between the previous point and the current point (if a line graph is chosen). Specifying a
pxgraphnot to draw a line between the points. If the directive is omitted,
drawis assumed for all points in a data set except the first point where
moveis assumed. The
movedirective is used most often to allow discontinuous data in a data set. The name of a data set can be specified by enclosing the name in double quotes on a line by itself in the body of the data set. The trailing double quote is optional. Overall graphing options for the graph can be specified in data files by writing lines of the form <option>
:<value>. The option names are the same as those used for specifying X resources (see below). The option and value must be separated by at least one space. An example input file with three data sets is shown below. Note that set three is not named, set two has discontinuous data, and the title of the graph is specified near the top of the file.
TitleText: Sample Data
move -1.0 2.0e-2
pxgraphhas read the data, it will create a new window to graphically display the data. The interface used to specify the size and location of this window depends on the window manager currently in use. Refer to the reference manual of the window manager for details.
Once the window has been opened, all of the data sets will be displayed graphically (subject to the options explained below) with a legend in the upper right corner of the screen. To zoom in on a portion of the graph, depress a mouse button in the window and sweep out a region.
Pxgraphwill then open a new window looking at just that portion of the graph.
Pxgraphalso presents three control buttons in the upper left corner of each window: Close, Hardcopy, and About. Windows are closed by depressing a mouse button while the mouse cursor is inside the Close button. Typing EOF (control-D) in a window also closes that window. Depressing a mouse button while the mouse cursor is in the Hardcopy button causes a dialog to appear asking about hardcopy (printout) options. These options are described below:
Pxgraphtakes in account the aspect ratio of the plot on the screen and will scale the plot so that the longer side of the plot is no more than the value of this parameter. If the device supports it, the plot may also be rotated on the page based on the value of the maximum dimension.
pxgraphto produce hardcopy output that is suitable for inclusion in other larger documents. As an example, when this option is selected the Postscript output produced by
pxgraphwill have a bounding box suitable for use with psfig.
pxgraphuses to draw axis labels, and legend descriptions.
pxgraphto produce a hardcopy. Pressing the "Cancel" button will abort the hardcopy operation. Depressing the About button causes
pxgraphto display a window containing the version of the program and an electronic mailing address for the author for comments and suggestions.