Data Views

The right part oft the toolbar switches the different views in the lower right part of the inspector.

Data Buffer Inspector

This inspector controls the data buffers in your document. Each line represents a set of XY data. It is possible to select some buffers and transfer them via copy and paste to another Plot document.

Data Inspector

The Data View is a spreadsheet like editor for your data. It shows the data of the working buffer. Double clicking on the X Value or Y Value column header switches the display format between number and time values. The X Error and Y Error column stores individual error values for each data point. If you select rows in the Data View the points will be highlighted in your document.

MySQL import editor

Switch to the MySQL import editor

Macro editor

Switch to the macro editor.

Cureve Fit Inspector

Switch to curve fitting interface.


Inspectors

The left part of the toolbar selects the inspector panes.

General

This inspector controls some general attributes of your document

Data Style Inspector

The Data Style Inspector controls the graphic attributes of each data buffer.

Extra Style Inspector

The Extra Style Inspector controls some advanced style attributes of each data buffer.

Axis Inspector

The Axis Inspector allows settings depending to the 4 available axis. The button at the top of the inspector selects on which axis the attributes below apply to.

Axis Format Inspector

The Axis Format Inspector controls the graphic attributes of the 4 available axis. The button at the top of the inspector selects on which axis the attributes below apply to.

Axis Labels Inspector

The Axis Labels Inspector controls the axis label attributes and allows to assign arbitrary labels instead of the automatically generated numbers. The button at the top of the inspector selects on which axis the attributes below apply to.

Error Bars Inspector

The Error Bars Inspector controls the error bars for your data points.

Legend Inspector

The Legend Inspector sets the attributes for the automatically generated legend. Only buffers with a checked L column in the Data Inspector appears in the legend.

Calculations Inspector

This inspector contains the function generator and the calculator which allows buffer calculations

Normalize Inspector

With this inspector some manipulation of data like moving, normalizing etc. can be done.

Fit Inspector

With this inspector some mathematical manipulation of data can be done.

Text Inspector

This inspector controls the graphical attributes of text objects.

Graphic Inspector

This inspector controls the graphical attributes of graphic objects. Currently lines, arrows, rectangle, and circles are supported.


Mouse Modes

The middle part of the inspector toolbar allows to select different mouse modes. Mouse modes defines the behavior of the mouse in your document.

Select Tool

This mouse mode allows different manipulations on your plot. You can resize the frame of your plot; move and edit texts; select data points which will then highlighted in the data view; change the current working buffer; and select axis. After selection the appropriate inspector appears. If you select a text or graphic object you can use this keys:

left, right, up, downmove the object
control + left, right, up, downmove the 1. graphic object handle
option + left, right, up, downmove the 2. graphic object handle
backspacedelete the object
command+right, command+leftselect the next or previous object

Keyboard shortcut: s

Range

This is for easy navigating through your data. Clicking and moving in the plot changes the range accordingly. If you have a mouse wheel you can also zoom in and out. If you hold the option keys while zooming only the X axis changes. Holding the command key does the same for the Y axis.
Keyboard shortcut: r

Zoom

Zooming, the plot will be rescaled to the selected rectangle.
Keyboard shortcut: z

Upscale

If you click with this mouse mode inside your plot the clicked point will be centered and the range of the plot will be lowered.
Keyboard shortcut: u

Downscale

If you click with this mouse mode inside your plot the clicked point will be centered and the range of the plot will be increased.
Keyboard shortcut: d

Measure

This mode allow to measure points and the distance between two points with a crosshair. The result will be shown in the middle part of the inspector. The values will be displayed for both axis and depending on the axis mode as time value or as number.
Keyboard shortcut: m

Normalize Y

With this mouse mode two reference values on the Y axis can be selected. The values will be used for the normalize inspector.
Keyboard shortcut: b

Normalize X

With this mouse mode two reference values on the X axis can be selected. The values will be used for the normalize inspector.
Keyboard shortcut: n

Move Y

This mouse mode allows moving of data from all selected buffers in Y direction. This operation changes the data itself and not just the range of the plot.
Keyboard shortcut: y

Move X

This mouse mode allows moving of data from all selected buffers in X direction. This operation changes the data itself and not just the range of the plot.
Keyboard shortcut: x

Move XY

This mouse mode allows moving of data from all selected buffers in X and Y direction. This operation changes the data itself and not just the range of the plot.
Keyboard shortcut: q

Move Points

With this mouse mode you can select and move a single data point. This operation changes the data itself and not just the range of the plot.
Keyboard shortcut: p

Linear Background

Allows to define the reference values for linear background subtraction with the mouse.
Keyboard shortcut: w

Subview

With this mouse mode new empty subviews can be generated.
Keyboard shortcut: h

Change Subview

This mouse mode allows to change the size and position of a subview.
Keyboard shortcut: j

Legend Moving

With this mouse mode the automatically generated legend can be moved.
Keyboard shortcut: l

Graphic

With this mouse mode graphic objects can be created, sized and moved.
Keyboard shortcut: g

Text

This mouse mode allows to add and edit text objects in your plot.
Keyboard shortcut: t

Other

Rescale

Rescales the plot so that every data point is visible.

Upscale

The range of the plot will be lowered.

Downscale

The range of the plot will be increased.