Data series settings

In this window you can set the plotting options for each of the data series separately. The window contains a table with 5 columns. Each row in the table corresponds to a data series and each column corresponds to a data series parameter. The advanced options let you display of hide several data series with just a single click.

This manual refers to LiveGraph version 1.1.X.
While version 2.0.X is similar in general, there are several key improvements.
We are working on the manual for version 2.0.X. and will make it available as soon as possible.

Show

In this column you can specify whether a data series should be plotted at all.

Label

In this column you can see the label (heading) of the data series as specified in the data file. This column is read-only.

Colour

In this column you can specify which colour will be used for plotting a data series. Click on a coloured rectangle in this column to specify a new colour.

Transformation

In this column you can specify a transformation to be applied to the values of a data series before plotting.

The option "Actual value" will cause the data values of the series to be plotted without any alterations.

The option "Transformed into [1...0]" will cause all values of the data series to be linearly transformed into the interval [1...0]. This means that the function t(y) = fy + s will be applied to each value y of the series, where f and s are such that min( f(y) ) = 0 and max( f(y) ) = 1. This option can be extremely handy when comparing two data series on different scales.

The option "Scaled by specified value" will cause all values of the data series to be linearly scaled by the value specified in the column "Scale factor ". This means that the function t(y) = fy will be applied to each value y of the series, where f is the value specified in column "Scale factor".

Scale factor

In this column you can specify the scale factor to be used with the "Scaled by specifies value"-option in the column "Transformation".

Advanced options

The buttons "Show all", "Hide all" and "Toggle all" at the top of the data series settings window allow you to turn on, turn off or toggle the visibility of all data series simultaneously.

The button ">>" shows the advanced visibility options panel (button "<<" hides the advanced panel again).

In the advanced visibility options panel you can modify the visibility settings of a group of data series.
The fields "From" and "To" let you specify the first and the last series in a group (data series indices are displayed in the "Index"-column which appears together with the advanced panel).
The field "Every" lets you specify which series between "From" and "To" (inclusive) belong to the group. You can specify several values separated by commas.
The button "Go" applies the action specified in the drop-down box to left of the button to all data series in the group. The possible actions are "Show", "Hide" and "Toggle".

For example:

If you set From="10", To="30" and Every="3" than the specified group will include each 3rd series between the 10th and the 30th series (inclusive). This means the group includes the series at the indices: 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25 and 28.

If you set From="10", To="30" and Every="5" than the specified group will include each 5th series between the 10th and the 30th series (inclusive). This means the group includes the series at the indices: 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30.

If you set From="10", To="30" and Every="3, 5" than the specified group will include each 3rd and each 5th series between the 10th and the 30th series (inclusive). This means the group includes the series at the indices: 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 15, 20 and 30.