Graph Attributes

Graph Attributes

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Graph Attributes

The following graphics options are available when using any of the NeuroShell 2 Variable Graphs:

 

Graph Type: Click on the appropriate button to select how to display the graph:

Thin Line Graph: Uses thin lines to connect the points.

Thick Line Graph: Uses thick lines to connect the points.

2-D Bar Graph: Uses vertical bars (i.e., a histogram) to display variable measurements in two dimensions.

2-D Bar Graph (Horizontal): Uses horizontal bars to display variable measurements in two dimensions.

3-D Bar Graph: Uses vertical bars to display variable measurements in three dimensions.

3-D Bar Graph (Horizontal): Uses horizontal bars to display variable measurements in three dimensions.

3-D Bar Graph (Depth): Uses vertical bars to display variable measurements in three dimensions.  When depth is selected, each data set is graphed in a different dimension.

3-D Bar Graph (Horizontal/Depth): Uses horizontal bars to display variable measurements in three dimensions.  When depth is selected, each data set is graphed in a different dimension.

Scatter Graph: Uses symbols selected in the scroll box described below to plot two variables against each other.

High-Low-Close (All Bars): Displays the range of the variable with a vertical line as well as separate horizontal lines for the high, low, and close values.

High-Low-Close (High/Low): Displays the range of the variable with a vertical line as well as separate horizontal lines for the high and low values.

High-Low-Close (Close): Displays the range of the variable with a vertical line as well as horizontal lines for the close value.

High-Low-Close (No Bars): Displays the range of the variable with a vertical line.

 

Color: The background color refers to the color of the window which contains the graphs.  Foreground color refers to axes lines, etc. that are used to create the graph.  Background color defaults to white; foreground color defaults to black,  but other selections may be made by clicking on the scroll box and clicking on the appropriate color.

 

Palette: You may click on the appropriate radio button to select either solid, pastel, or gray scale color values for graphs.

 

Fonts: First, use the mouse to select the text you want to change from the Font Position box which displays a list of Title, Other Titles, Labels, Legend, and All Text.  Next, use the mouse to select different font types, styles, and/or sizes from the appropriate scroll boxes.

 

Graph Titles: Either accept the default labels for the graph and the x and y axes, or type in your own labels in the edit boxes.

 

Display Labels: Use the mouse to select from among the following display options in the scroll box:  no labels, both the x and y labels, x label only, or the y label only.

 

Label every N points: This box allows you to specify the numeric scaling of the x axis.  You can either type in a value for N or accept the default setting which calculates the display based on the range for the x axis.

 

Y Axis Position: You may select the position of the y axis by clicking on the corresponding radio button for default, left, or right.

 

Legends: Legends are captions that appear on the side of the graph that display which pattern or color is used for each variable.  Click on the button to display none, or text in either monochrome or color. You may wish to select monochrome if you have a notebook or laptop computer with a single color display.

 

Line Statistics: This option appears in a selection box when you choose to display a line graph.  You can click on the appropriate button(s) to display lines on the graph which indicate mean or average, the minimum and maximum values, standard deviation, and best fit.

 

Grid Style: Use the mouse to select the appropriate radio button to display no grids, horizontal, vertical, or both types of line grids in your graph.

 

Show Ticks: Use the mouse to select the appropriate radio button to display tick marks on both the x and y axes, x axis only, y axis only, or none to eliminate tick marks from your graph.

 

Scatter Graph Symbol: This option appears in a scroll box when you choose a scatter graph.  Use the scroll box to choose a symbol such as a cross, triangle, square, or diamond that is used to create the scatter graph.

 

Use the File Menu to save the settings you have chosen before exiting the graphics module.