Data Inspector

The Data inspector mainly controls the data buffer in your document. Each line represents a set of XY data. It is possible to select some buffers and transfer them via copy and paste to another Plot document.


Data Inspector

The columns in the Data Inspector show all important data about the buffer and allow some changes:

1. column: In this column appears an arrow which indicates the working buffer, e.g. if you select the Data Style Tab in the Inspector it show the attributes of the buffer with the arrow in front. Changing the working buffer is done by double clicking in this column.

No column: The number of the buffer. The buffer number can be useful for macro programming.

X column: Shows if the buffer belongs to the first (left) X axis or to the second (right) X axis of the plot. Can be changed by double clicking the column.

Y column: Shows if the buffer belongs to the first (bottom) Y axis or to the second (top) Y axis of the plot. Can be changed by double clicking the column.

E column: This column indicates that the buffer contains error values.

Points column: Number of data points in the buffer.

U column: Indicates if the buffer should automatically updated from dynamic data sources like MySQL. You can change the state by double clicking the column.

Source column: The source of the data. This column is editable.

L column: If checked the buffers comment will be shown in the automatically generated legend. You can change the state by double clicking the column.

Comment column: As the name says. This column is editable.

At the bottom of this inspector appears a gallery of buttons:

Hide and Show hides or shows all selected buffers. Hidden buffers will not displayed but the data are still available for later use. The hide/show state of a buffer can also be changed by double clicking the Points or No column.

Delete: delete all selected buffers.

Duplicate: duplicates all selected buffers.

Up, Down: with this buttons you can move the current working buffer up and down. The order in the Data inspector is also the order in which the buffer will be plotted and changing the order may also change the appearance of your document.

The 1.Axis, 2.Axis, both: radio button defines if operations like rescale take effect on both axis or only on one of them.

If Autorescale after update is selected the document will be rescaled after an data update from dynamic sources like MySQL.

Sel. All: Select all buffers.

Sel. None: Unselect all buffers.

Invert Sel.: Inverts the buffer selection

Show Sel.: Shows only selected buffers

Hide Sel.: Hide only selected buffers.

Rem. Err.: This function removes error values from all selected buffer. For large buffers this can reduce the file size.

Update: Buffers with dynamic data sources like MySQL will be updated.

Upscale and Downscal.: Increase or lowers the range of the plot.

Rescale: Rescales the plot so that every datapoint is just visible.