5 Plotting

5.1. Overview

Each GEOREFERENCE WINDOW can have one PLOT MANAGER WINDOW associated with it.
Information about a data site can be plotted through the SITE LISTING window (see Chapter 4, section 4.3.6 for details about creating and using the SITE LISTING window). When the plot icon of the SITE LISTING window is clicked, you are presented with a VARIABLE SELECTION dialog. Any combination of variables may be plotted. A plot is opened in the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW after variables are selected.
Up to seven plots may be opened and tiled within the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW to facilitate visual comparison of time-series data. Comparisons can be made easier by setting the independent variable (depth, age) ranges equal using the Ranges button in the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW. Plots may be resized with the Zoom Controls, and data values may be read from plots with the Point Value Tool. When plots are resized too small for the resolution of the monitor being used, the plot will go blank. The plot must be stretched to a larger size, or some plots must be closed.

5.2. PLOT Window Controls



Delete Plot
This button deletes the plot with the focus from the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW.

Copy Tool
This button duplicates the plot with the focus and positions it within the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW.

Tile Tool
This button arranges all plots within the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW so that they are simultaneously visible.

Cascade Tool
This button arranges all plots within the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW in a cascading fashion so that a portion of each is visible.

Ranges
This button allows you to set ranges of values to be plotted.

Graph Edit
This button allows you to select an interpolation method, and/or choose between plotting symbols or line graph only.

Aux
This button allows you to generate a smoothed curve overlay on top of the data values plotted.

Transpose
This button flips the X and Y axes.

Axis
This button allows you to flip orientation of axes (to display depth or time ascending or descending order).

Labels
This button allows you to modify Axis labels (default is variable names).

Point Value Tool
This button allows you to double click at point of interest in plot to display underlying data values.

Move Tool
Allows a plot to be moved by dragging it within the PLOT MANAGER WINDOW.
This control is a toggle, once depressed it stays active and puts the mouse in move mode. In order to turn off this control, depress the control again or select another toggle control (Resize, or Zoom In).

Plot Resize Tool
Allows a plot to be resized by cursor-controlled rubber band box. Click on this button, drag corners of box to desired size. Click inside the box and drag in order to move the box. Click outside of the box in order to start over. Double click inside the box when the box is at the desired location and size.
This control is a toggle, once depressed it stays active and puts the mouse in resize mode. In order to turn off this control, depress the control again or select another toggle control (Move, or Zoom In).

ZOOM CONTROLS

Z (Zoom In)
Allows a region to be selected by cursor-controlled rubber band box. Click inside the box and drag in order to move the box. Click outside of the box in order to start over. Double click inside the box when you wish to invoke the zoom in operation.
This control is a toggle, once depressed it stays active and puts the mouse in zoom in mode. In order to turn off this control, depress the control again or select another toggle control (Resize, or Move).

z (Zoom Out)
Will undo the last zoom-in.

Restore Plot
Restores plot to original size following any Zoom or Unzoom operations.