Axis Inspector


Axis Inspector

The Axis Inspector allow settings depending to the 4 available axis. The button at the top of the inspector selects on which axis the attributes below apply to.

Min, Max: Controls the range of the axis. The range can also be changed with different mouse modes. Dependent on the number format you have to enter a number or a time value.

Scaling Start, Scaling End: Defines values where the scaling of the axis should start and stop. Dependent on the number format you have to enter a number or a time value.

Tick Distance: Defines the distance between two major ticks.

If your axis is a time axis you have to enter days:hours:minutes:seconds. There are also some special tokens:
<n>y Defines the tick distance in years where n is the number of years (possible values: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000)
<n>m Defines the tick distance in month where n is the number of month (possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
<n>w<s> Defines the tick distance in weeks where n is the number of weeks (possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4) and s is the start day of the week (0-6 where 0 is sunday)

Minor Steps: Defines the number of minor ticks between two major ticks.

Scaling Start, Scaling End, Tick Width, Minor Steps are optional values. If you leave the fields empty Plot calculates an optimal value automatically.

Time Format: Defines the format used for the displaying time values on time axis (time format tokens).

Trigger: This allow to define a trigger, a number where a tick should appear and all other ticks should depend on. for example: if you have an axis from 0 to 10 and you want ticks at 3.33 and 6.66 enter the values shown in the image.

Scaling Expr.: This allows scaling of axis numbers without changing the data itself. For example to display seconds instead of milliseconds enter v/1000 in this field. v is the variable which represents the axis number.

Automatically set decimal places: If checked the number of decimal places for axis numbers will be determind automatically.

Dec.Places: The number of decimal places for axis numbers.

Exp.Offset: Allows you to define the limit, above which numbers are plotted in exponential notation. The number you define with the slider is the exponent of the limit.

Axis Format: Here you can select between linear axis, logarithmic axis and time axis.

Treat smallest log value as 0: If check the smallest value on a logarithmic axis will be replaced with 0 (even if this is not correct).

Plot axis reverse: If check the axis will be plotted in reverse direction.

Axis Text: The major label for the axis. This field has limited formating possibilities. If you want a more sophisticated axis label use a text object together with the auto positioning option.

Flip axis text: If checked the axis text orientation will be flipped.

Enable: Allows to enable or disable an axis completely.