Class scatter plots allow symbols to be based on a range of data values in a worksheet column. In addition to class scatter plots, regular symbol plots can be created with different symbols based on information in a column or in a symbol table.
Function Plots display mathematical functions. Plot Y as a function of X, or plot a parametric equation where X and Y are a function of a third variable, T.
Step Plots display linear data in a similar manner to line/scatter plots. Except, with step plots, connecting lines are only vertical and horizontal. All other parts of the plot are editable exactly like the line/scatter plot.
Display line/scatter plots over any axis range, using the default full axis range or specifying only the section you want to display on the graph. And with Grapher you can add color fill between plots to produce dazzling displays of your data. Linear Graph Features - Display lines with any color, width, opacity, or style.
- Use a worksheet column to change the color of lines within the curve.
- Display symbols with any shape, color, or opacity.
- Change the frequency of symbols to control how many symbols are plotted on each curve.
- Use a symbol table to vary the symbol for every point.
- Use a symbol column to define the symbol shape from a worksheet column.
- Match the color of the symbol to the color of the line automatically.
- Drag point labels to place them exactly where you want.
- Fill under, above, to the left, to the right, or between curves.
- Add fit curves and confidence intervals.
- Add error bars that display statistical information about the data. Error bars can also be displayed from a worksheet column.
- Limit the display of lines and symbols to only a desired subsection of data.
- Use a worksheet clipping column to control the display of points.ù
- Add a graph title or legend to enhance your graph.
- Automatic or user-defined contour intervals and ranges
- Adjust the opacity of all objects in the graph.
Bar type graphs display data as boxes, cones, spindles, diamonds, or as an image. All bar type graphs can be displayed either horizontally or vertically. As with all graph types in Grapher, you have full control over all graph parameters.
- Display bars either as stacked or as adjacent bars.
- Vary the bar width based on a worksheet column.
- Set the bar width to a percentage of the axis or as a fixed width.
- Display bars vertically or horizontally.
- Display lines with any color, width, opacity, or style.
- Display fill with any color, gradient, style, or opacity.
- Use a worksheet column to set fill color.
- Use a color table to set fill color.
- Display bars as boxes, cones, spindles, diamonds, or any image you desire.
- Change the frequency of symbols to control how many symbols are plotted on each curve.
- Add labels to your bars.
- Drag point labels to place them exactly where you want.
- Add a fit curve to histograms.
- Add error bars that display statistical information about the data. Error bars can also be displayed from a worksheet column.
- Limit the display of bars to only a desired subsection of data.
- Use a worksheet clipping column to control the display of points.
- Add a graph title or legend to enhance your graph.
- Adjust the opacity of all objects in the graph.
Polar Graphs Polar plots display data on polar coordinates, using degree, radian, or grad data versus a radial distance. The degree, radian or grad data are displayed on a circular angle axis. The second axis is a radial axis showing the distance from the center of the circle. Polar plots can display mathematical functions, line/scatter data, bars, or classed scatter plots.
- Display any portion of the polar plot.
- Display polar bar charts either as stacked or as adjacent bars.
- Vary the bar width based on a worksheet column.
- Display lines with any color, width, opacity, or style.
- Display fill with any color, gradient, style, or opacity.
- Use a worksheet column to set fill color.
- Use a color table to set fill color.
- Change the frequency of symbols to control how many symbols are plotted on each curve.
- Add labels to plots.
- Drag point labels to place them exactly where you want.
- Use a worksheet clipping column to control the display of points.
- Add a graph title or legend to enhance your graph.
- Adjust the opacity of all objects in the graph.
Specialty Graphs Specialty graph include graphs such as box-whisker plots, ternary diagrams, or stiff diagrams. Each graph has its own rules and displays in a completely unique way. As with all graph types in Grapher, you have complete control over all aspects of the graph.
Hi-Low-Close plots display a range of Y values at each X value. These plots are commonly used to display the high, low, opening and closing of stock values, though Hi-Low-Close plots are also used for many other purposes. Hi-low-close graphs can be displayed with the standard line or with bars, the "candlestick" graph.
3D XYY Graphs The 3D XYY graphs are graphs that contain two variables and are displayed with a 3D view. Most 2D XY Graphs can be displayed as a 3D XYY graph.
3D XYY Graphs Features - Rotate graph to any direction with the easy to use 3D trackball.
- Make the width of the 3D XYY graph from 0 to 6 inches.
- Add grid lines on the side walls and back wall.
- Change the fill color or style for the side walls and back wall.
- Show labels at the same angle as axes or parallel to the screen.
- Most 2D plot settings apply to the similar 3D XYY plot.
- Add a graph title.
- Add a graph legend.
- Change the line color, width, or style for any plot.
- Change the fill color, direction (if applicable), and pattern for any plot.
3D XYZ Graphs The 3D XYZ graphs are true 3D graphs that contain three variables. All aspects of the graph can be altered, exactly like the 2D and 3D XYY graphs.
- Rotate graph to any direction with the easy to use 3D trackball.
- Make the length of each axis on the 3D XYZ graph from 0 to 6 inches.
- Add grid lines on the side walls and back wall.
- Change the fill color or style for the side walls and back wall.
- Show labels at the same angle as axes or parallel to the screen.
- Add a graph title.
- Add a graph legend.
- Change the line color, width, or style for any plot.
- Change the fill color, direction (if applicable), and pattern for any plot.
- Add symbols to 3D XYZ line/scatter plots.
- Display labels and move them to your desired location.
Contour maps can be displayed over any contour range or interval. You can color fill the contours in any way you would like. Add a color legend to make reading the contour map even easier! Contour maps can be created directly from a data file or from a Surfer GRD file. As with other graph types, you have full control over all options.
Contour Map Features - Use the defaults or set the minimum and maximum contour values and the contour interval.
- Display any fill color between contours.
- Display lines with different styles, colors, and widths for each contour line.
- Add a color scale bar legend.
- Grid data directly in Grapher using Inverse Distance to a Power.
- Import grid files from Surfer!
- Smooth grid contour lines.
- Display contour maps in XY or XZ plane.
- Overlay a contour map onto a surface map or display the contour map at any elevation.
- Rotate the map to any desired angle.
- Define custom line styles and fill styles.
Surface Maps Surface maps display XYZ data in a smooth color filled surface. Surface maps use color and shading to emphasis changes in data.
- Display functions, grids, or data as a surface map.
- Display any fill color spectrum for your surface.
- Add a color scale bar legend to explain the data values corresponding to each color.
- Specify surface color gradation, shininess, base fill and line color.
- Overlay contour maps, surface maps, and other 3D maps to more fully show your data.
- Control mesh line frequency, color, style, surface offset.
- Set lighting horizontal and vertical angles, ambient, diffuse, and specular properties.
- Choose overlay resample method and resolution, color modulation (blending) of surface and overlays.
- Grid data directly in Grapher using Inverse Distance to a Power.
- Rotate the map to any desired angle.
Customize Your Graph Graphs can be customized in many different ways. Each portion of the graph can be altered to fit your needs.
- Add legends, graph titles, and axis titles and labels.
- Show tick marks at any interval.
- Show date/time or labels from a worksheet on axes.
- Display point labels on most graph types.
- Rotate graphs to any desired view.
- Change the axes lengths to meet your needs.
- Customize any color to make exactly the right shade or hue.
- Set the axis limits to any values, regardless of your graph data.
- Add symbols, polygons, polylines, spline polygons, spline lines, or text.
- Add a drawing insert zoom or a graph magnifier.
- Add multiple curves to each graph.
- Add multiple axes to each graph.
- Display multiple graphs on a page.
- Define custom line styles and fill styles.
- There are 11 pre-defined curve-fitting algorithms in Grapher:
- Linear
- Power
- Orthogonal Polynomial Regression
- Weighted Average
- Logarithmic
- Spline Smoothing
- Linear through Origin
- Gaussian (available only for histograms)
- Exponential
- Polynomial Regression
- Running Average
- Associate any number of fits with a single curve.
- Change the line style, color and width for each fit.
- Applicable statistics are available for each fit.
- The resulting statistics are copied to the clipboard or displayed in a report window.
- Export fit curve data to a worksheet to calculate additional statistics.
- Change the range of data used to create the fit curve and the range of values to display the fit curves individually.
- Clip fit curves to any portion of the graph.
- Add confidence intervals to your fit curves to show the degree of confidence that is in the fit.
- Fill between confidence upper and lower bounds to highlight the certainty.
- Clip confidence intervals to any portion of your graph.
Worksheet Features Grapher lets you work with your data in many ways to achieve the exact output you want. Grapher includes a full-featured worksheet for creating, opening, editing, and saving data files. Data files can be up to one billion rows and columns, subject to available memory. You can cut, copy, and paste data within the Grapher worksheet or between applications. Features- Display, enter, edit, print and save data.
- Open files in ACCDB, BLN, BNA, CSV, DAT, DBF, MDB, SLK, TXT, XLS, and XLSX formats
- Import a database directly into the Grapher worksheet
- Double precision capabilities allow up to 15 digits without loss of precision.
- CalcPerform data transformations using advanced mathematical functions
- Sort data using multiple columns
- Use the Find/Replace function in the worksheet to easily find or replace your data
- Print the worksheet
- Save your data in BLN, BNA, CSV, DAT, SLK, TXT, and XLS formats.
- The number of data points the worksheet can handle is only limited by the amount of memory available on your computer (up to 1 billion rows x 1 billion columns)
- Cell formatting includes background colors and cell height and width.
- Include formatting information when copying to the worksheet.
- Select a point on the graph and highlight the point in the worksheet.
- View a list of all worksheets associated with a graph.
- Export data from fit curves, function plots, histograms, rose diagrams, and wind charts to create new data files.
- Update command allows worksheets that are edited in other programs to update immediately in Grapher.
- Embedded Excel window allows the use of Microsoft Excel from within Grapher.
- Create mathematical transforms on columns, rows, or individual cells.
- Directly reference ACCDB and MDB tables and queries. Have the graph automatically update when the file changes.ulate numerous statistical functions on
- individual columns of data.
Automation - Grapher is packed full of additional features designed to help you communicate effectively and professionally.
- Edit multiple objects at once.
- Add legends to graphs.
- Customize Grapher by selecting the default settings. Customize most settings for each graph type!
- Drag and drop plots into or out of graphs and to another graph.
- Control line styles, color, opacity, and width.
- Add drawing objects to any graph such as points, lines, polygons, rectangles and ellipses.
- Create custom colors, lines, and fill patterns.
- Display clipped bars to the clipping limit.
- Clip fit curves and confidence intervals.
- Reshape polylines and polygons using the reshape tool.
- Combine and break apart composite objects.
- Edit individual objects in a composite without first breaking apart.
- Rotate all drawn objects, imported objects and graphs.
- View all objects using the Object Manager.
- Edit all objects in the tabbed Property Manager.
- Keep the Object Manager and Property Manager available -- even while editing.
- Lock the position of any object to prevent accidental movements.
- Use the Arrange command to move objects forwards or backwards.
- Add a variety of arrows to the ends of polylines.
- Digitize data from a graph using a large crosshair that extends to the rulers. Write the data to a ASCII file to create new graphs.
- Fix the digitizing process directly to the line or digitize anywhere in the plot window.
- Display and edit detailed areas of a graph using the Zoom commands.
- Calculate the area under a curve.
- Switch between two different plot types. For example, change your line plot into a bar chart.
- Switch between 2D and 3D XYY plots. For example, change your line plot into a ribbon/wall plot.
- Use commas for decimal separators.
- Use any character for thousands separators.
- Reload all data for a graph with a single command.
- Change the worksheet for any graph.
- Click on a graph and have the data highlighted in the worksheet.
- Copy and paste graphs into most Windows applications.
- Print to any supported Windows printer or plotter.
- Download free updates automatically.
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