Command Line Options
Plot support some command line options even if none interactive usage is not the focus of Plot.
- -i <filename>
- Import the file and treat as multicolumn ASCII input.
- -m <macro filename>
- Execute the content of the given filename as macro.
- -f <filename>
- Provide a filename to the macro (-m). The Filename will be stored in
- -h <yes/no>
- If yes hide all windows.
- -q <yes/no>
- If yes terminate Plot after macro execution.
Note: commandline options does not fully work with the Plot2 version from the AppStore. Use the download version instead:
Example: If you want to import a ASCII file and save the figure as PNG file make a macro file in you favourite text editor (e.g. import.macro):
import /Users/mike/Desktop/test.dat 0 savepng /Users/mike/Desktop/test.png
create a test data file (e.g. test.dat):
1 1 2 4 3 9 4 16 5 25
and enter in you terminal this command:
/Applications/Plot2x.app/Contents/MacOS/Plot2x -m import.macro -q yes -h yes