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Grapher 10

Detailed Description

Grapher 10

Grapher 10





Introduction

Create any graph you want in Grapher 8! Edit it quickly and easily
with the always-available Property Inspector.

Grapher is an easy to understand technical graphing package for anyone who needs to create publication-quality graphs quickly and easily. With Grapher, creating graphs is quick and easy.

Create one of more than 40 unique 2D or 3D graph types in Grapher 8! Customize any portion of any graph to make the graph completely unique to your situation! There are four different types of 2D graphs that can be created in Grapher: linear, bar, polar, and specialty graph types. In addition, many of these graph types are available with a 3D aspect. If you need an extra variable plotted on your graph, try one of the 3D XYZ graphs, the contour maps, or surface maps!

Linear Graphs Bar Graphs Polar Graphs Specialty Graphs 3D aspect Graphs 3D XYZ Graphs Contour and Surface Maps
Line plots Bar charts Polar plots (line/scatter) Box-whisker plots Ribbon/wall plots 3D line/scatter plots XY Contour
Data Map
Scatter plots Floating bar charts Polar class scatter plots Bubble plots Function plots 3D class
scatter plots
XY Contour
Grid Map
Class scatter plots  Histograms Polar bar plots Hi-low-close graphs Step plots 3D bar charts XZ Contour
 Data Map
Step plots Category bar charts  Polar function 
plots
Pie charts Bar charts 3D floating
 bar charts
XZ Contour
 Grid Map
Function plots Rose diagrams Stiff plots Floating bar chart 3D bubble plots Surface
Data Map
Wind charts Ternary diagrams Histograms Surface
 Grid Map
Vector plots Pie charts Surface
 Function Map
  • Create your own custom graphs by using the updated easy to follow Graph Wizard.
  • Add legends, curve fits, annotations, and drawing objects to complete the graph.
  • Organize your objects in the improved Object Manager and edit your graphs in the updated Property Inspector!
  • Editing has never been this easy!
  • Create templates to use the same graph settings with multiple data files.
  • Save the graphs in Grapher 4, Grapher 5, Grapher 6, or Grapher 8 GRF formats or Grapher 4, Grapher 5 Grapher 6, or Grapher 8 GPJ formats to make sharing documents between colleagues easier than ever!
  • Automate the graphing process with the included Scripter™ program or with the Script Recording feature inside Grapher!
  • Export graphs for use in presentations and publications in one of Grapher's many export formats, including PDF and EPS!


Grapher Graph Types

Graph Types Available with Grapher

Display your data as one of more than 40 different graph types in Grapher 8. Combine multiple graph types to present your data in a completely new way! Alter any property of any of the graph types to create compelling new graphs. 

  • Line and Scatter plots display data as a line or as symbols. Combine line and symbols or use only the line or only symbols. Display the data as a traditional 2D line/scatter graph.

Example of a line plot.

Create line plots with plotted symbols, comments, and fit curves. 

  • Class scatter plots allow symbols to be based on a range of data values in a worksheet column.  In addition to class scatter plots, regular symbol plots can be created with different symbols based on information in a column or in a symbol table.

Example of a scatter plot. Example of a scatter plot using different symbols for the data points.

Class scatter plots put the data into groups or "classes" based on values in a worksheet column.

Scatter plots can also use varying repeating symbols, or different symbols for each point.

  • Ribbon/wall plots are similar to line plots, but are shown with a 3D aspect!   3D Line/Scatter plots are used to display the location of points with three variables. Display the data as lines, symbols or as lines and symbols.  Add wall projections, drop lines, or labels to emphasis data on your graph!

Example of a ribbon or wall plot.

Example of a graph using 3 dimensions.

Ribbon/wall plots can be customized with
comments, fit curves, error bars, and legends. 

Display lines or symbols in three dimensions
with the 3D XYZ Plot. Add drop lines or wall projections!

  • Step Plots display data as vertical and horizontal lines. Display your step plot as either 2D or 3D. 

Example of a 2-dimensional step graph. Example of a 3-dimensional step graph.

Create step plots with horizontal or vertical lines in 2D or 3D. 

  • Bubble Plots display data with varying sized symbols. The size of the symbol is dependent on a third variable. Change the bubble to any symbol! Use a 2D bubble plot that displays three variables or a 3D bubble plot that shows the change in four variables. Use solid colors, gradient fill colors, multiple fill colors, or any combination of color choices to fill your bubble plots!

 

Example of a 2-dimensional bubble plot. Example of a 3-dimensional bubble plot. 

Create bubble plots to show how one extra variable relates to the normal XY or XYZ variables.  Display in two or three dimensions! 

  • Bar Charts display data as adjacent or stacked bars. Choose to have vertical or horizontal bars. Bar charts can be displayed as 2D or 3D! Use multiple colors, gradient fill colors, or a combination of color choices for bar charts.  Display labels at the top of bars, at the bottom of bars, or in both locations.  Add error bars directly to your bar charts. 

Example of a vertical 2-dimensional bar chart graph. Example of a horizontal 2-dimensional bar chart graph. Example of a vertical 3-dimensional bar chart graph.

Create bar charts with horizontal or vertical bars.

  • Floating Bar Charts display the difference between two variables. Choose to have vertical or horizontal bars. Choose between 2D and 3D floating bar charts! 

Example of a floating bar chart graph.

Example of a vertical floating bar chart.

Example of a 3-dimensional floating bar chart graph.

Floating bar charts can be displayed with multiple colored variables in 

either vertical or horizontal orientation. 

  • Function Plots display mathematical functions. Plot Y as a function of X, or plot a parametric equation where X and Y are a function of a third variable, T. Function plots can be shown in a 2D or 3D orientation. 

Example of a 2-dimensional function plot.

Example of a 3-dimensional function plot.

Specify a function or equation to create a graph. Position the axes anywhere on the page. Break axes to reveal interesting trends in your data.

  • Hi-Low-Close Graphs display a range of Y values at each X value. These plots are commonly used to display the high, low, opening and closing of stock values, though Hi-Low-Close graphs are also used for many other purposes. Hi-low-close graphs can be displayed with the standard line or with bars, the "candlestick" graph. 

                    

Example of a hi-low-close graph.
Example of a hi-low-close graph wit a best-fit curve.

Track stock performance with the High-Low-Close Graph. Overlay a
best-fit curve to predict future performance. Display as a candlestick 
plot for even faster one-look analysis. 

  • Polar Graphs display degree, radian or grad data versus a radial distance. The degree, radian or grad data are displayed on a circular angle axis. The second axis is a radial axis showing the distance from the center of the circle. Polar plots can display mathematical functions, data, bars, or classed scatter plots. Display in degree, radian, or grad data.

Example showing multiple polar plots in a single polar graph. Example showing a polar plot used to compare two data sets. Example showing a polar plot used to display curves resulting from mathematical functions.

Angle axes can display text for labels. Combine multiple polar plots in a single graph.

Similar to XY bar charts, polar bar charts allow comparison of multiple bars on the angular axis.

Polar function plots display curves using mathematical functions.

  • Rose Diagrams display degree, radian or grad data versus a radial axis. Like histograms, Rose Diagrams display statistical data, showing the number of occurrences of an event that fall within a specific angular region. Bins are fully customizable in rose diagrams!

Example of a rose diagram being used to display statistical information.

Rose diagrams can display statistical

 information similar to histograms.

  • Wind Charts graph frequency vs. wind direction. Bins are created according to the wind speed. The frequency can be viewed as counts, relative frequency, or as percentages of relative frequency. Bins are fully customizable!

Example of a wind chart illustrating frequency versus wind direction.

Wind charts can show wind direction binned by speed.

  • Pie Charts show data as proportional slices of a circle. Each data value is divided by the sum of the data to determine the size of the slice. Display pie charts in 2D or 3D! Explode slices to emphasis a particular item!

Example of a 2-dimensional pie chart.       Example of a 3-dimensional pie chart.

Display the pie together or explode a slice.
On a Pie Chart, choose how to label each slice. 

  • Stiff diagrams can be used to display water quality.  Stiff diagrams show relative concentrations of multiple cations and anions. 

Example of a Stiff diagram used to display water quality.

Stiff plots can be color filled to aid in the interpretation of the graph.

  • Ternary diagrams show the relative proportions of three variables on three axes. Choose to show the relative proportions as percentages or as fractions. Add lines to connect the points on the ternary diagram! Display any column for the labels or show relative proportions for labels! 

Ternary diagram example showing 3 variables on 3 axes.

Display the Ternary Diagram with or without labels.
Add lines between the points to show trends. 

  • Histograms display data separated into groups or bins. Add labels, a Gaussian fit, and display the Y axis as relative frequency to change the display of this graph. Display histograms as either 2D or 3D! 

Example of a 2-dimensional histogram. Example of a 3-dimensional histogram.

Display statistical information on a Histogram Graph.  Set the number and size of bins. 

  • Box-Whisker plots are commonly used to show the min, max, median, and lower and upper quartiles for a particular group. The caps at the end of each box indicate the extreme values (min and max). 

Example of a box-whisker plot showing the minimum, maximum, median, and lower and upper quartiles.

  • Vector plots are used to show the starting and ending point of a variable, such as wind or current.  Grapher allows you to set the starting XY position.  The ending position can be specified with angle and magnitude or ending XY position.

Example of a vector plot.

  • Contour plots are  a 2D representation of 3D data. Contour maps may either be situation on the XY plane or the XZ plane.  Maps can be generated from data files or SurferŽ grid files.  Choose from either a default color fill or set your own color fills!

Example of a contour plot--a 2 dimensional representation of 3 dimensional data.

  • Surface maps use shading and color to emphasize your data features. Surface maps can be combined with any other 3D map type, to create the exact graph you desire!

Example showing a surface map with shading and color to emphasize data features.


Grapher Template Graphs

Create a graph with the desired colors, number formats, tick mark spacing, legend styles, etc., and save it as a template graph for use with multiple data sets.

Project Files

Create a graph with the desired worksheet and save it as a project file. Project files save the data used inside the file. After the graph is created and saved as a project file, the external worksheet is no longer needed by the project file.

Grapher Axes

Grapher has four axis scales: linear, logarithmic (base 10), natural logarithmic, and probability. Use Grapher's default settings or specify custom settings for all axis parameters. Set the axis scale, change the axis length and starting position, add additional or duplicate axes, change axis limits, enter an axis title, add grid lines, break the axis, or hide the axis on your graph. On each axis, you control the major and minor tick frequency and spacing or you can use Grapher's default settings. If the data uses date and time as one of the data columns, axis labels are automatically generated using dates and times. In addition, manual date/time labels can be created or labels can be read from a worksheet, allowing you to use any type of tick labeling.

Break axes and display dates to interpret
your data faster!

Date and Time Compatibility

Use date and time entries in the worksheet as a data column in Grapher 4. Grapher will automatically use date and time labels on the axis. Clip the curve, limit the axis minimum and maximum using date and time values. Set axis tick marks based on a calendar frequency such as once per month, twice per year, or once per every four hours.

Graph date and time entries directly from the worksheet.
Display worksheet ticks quickly with dates.

Grapher Error Bars

Error Bars are displayed on Line and Symbol Graphs. Display error bars for the average value, sample standard deviation, population standard deviation, or standard error of the mean. Or, calculate custom error bars in the worksheet and display them on the graph.

Labels and Curve Filling

Labels can be added to most graph types. All properties of the labels can be changed easily, including numeric format, adding bold, or italics, changing the font size or style, or changing the label color. In addition, labels can be moved so that neighboring labels do not overlap. Most graph types also support curve filling. Fill can be defined between two curves or by using a single curve. With a single curve, fill above, below, to the left, or to the right of the curve. Choose to fill to the axis minimum or maximum or to a customized data value.

Grapher Text Editor

Easily add text objects to graphs using Grapher's text editor. Easily select any typeface, font size and color. Add superscripts, subscripts and symbols to your text. Automatically enter current dates and times. Create complex mathematical equations and include them in your graph.


Use Grapher's text editor to create complex mathematical equations.


Grapher Worksheet Features

  • Display, enter, edit, print and save data.
  • Double precision capabilities allow up to 15 digits without loss of precision.
  • Import data files in the following formats: XLS, DBF, MDB, SLK, WKx, WRx, CSV, TXT, DAT, BNA, and BLN.
  • Save your data files in XLS, SLK, CSV, TXT, DAT, BNA, and BLN formats.
  • Cell formatting includes background colors and cell height and width.
  • Include formatting information when copying to the worksheet.
  • Sort data using multiple columns.
  • Calculate numerous statistical functions on individual columns of data.
  • The number of data points the worksheet can handle is only limited by the amount of memory available on your computer (up to 1 billion rows x 1 billion columns).
  • View a list of all worksheets associated with a graph.
  • Export data from fit curves, function plots, histograms, rose diagrams, and wind charts to create new data files.
  • Update command allows worksheets that are edited in other programs to update immediately in Grapher.
  • Embedded Excel window allows the use of Microsoft Excel from within Grapher.
  • Create mathematical transforms on columns, rows, or individual cells.
  • Search, find, and replace values throughout the worksheet.

Grapher Additional Features
  • Edit multiple objects at once.
  • Add legends to graphs.
  • Customize Grapher by selecting the default settings. Customize most settings for each graph type!
  • Control line styles, color and width.
  • Add drawing objects to any graph such as points, lines, polygons, rectangles and ellipses.
  • Create custom colors, lines, and fill patterns.
  • Reshape polylines and polygons using the reshape tool.
  • Combine and break apart composite objects.
  • Rotate all drawn objects, imported objects and graphs.
  • View all objects using the Object Manager.
  • Edit all objects in the tabbed Property Inspector.
  • Keep the Object Manager and Property Inspector available -- even while editing.
  • Lock the position of any object to prevent accidental movements.
  • Use the Arrange command to move objects forwards or backwards.
  • Add a variety of arrows to the ends of polylines.
  • Digitize data from a graph using a large crosshair that extends to the rulers. Write the data to a ASCII file to create new graphs.
  • Fix the digitizing process directly to the line or digitize anywhere in the plot window.
  • Display and edit detailed areas of a graph using the Zoom commands.
  • Calculate the area under a curve.
  • Switch between two different plot types. For example, change your line plot into a bar chart.


Grapher Automation

  • Automate Grapher from any Active X Automation compatible client such as Visual BASIC or use Golden Software's Scripter.
  • Record scripts directly in Grapher using the new Script Recording feature! This allows you to record all of the steps necessary to create any graph.
  • Embed and link Grapher into other applications.
  • Embed and link documents from other applications into Grapher.
Grapher Import/Export Options
  • Import formats include: GSB, BNA, DLG, LGO, LGS, DXF, PLT, BLN, CLP, EMF, WMF, E00, TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, DCX, EPS, JPG, PCT, SHP, MIF, PNG, GIF, DDF, and GSI.
  • Export formats include: EMF, WMF, CLP, DXF, CGM, TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, JPG, PCT, DCX, PNG, SHP, BNA, BLN, GSI, PDF, EPS, MIF, and GIF.

Grapher Graph Wizard

The updated Graph Wizard is an easy to use step by step command that creates a graph for you using default, customizable parameters. Select the type of graph, the worksheet and the columns to use and the wizard does the rest. Add curves to existing graphs or create new graphs with the wizard. After the graph is created, it can be edited by double clicking on any portion of the graph.




Grapher System Requirements
  • Windows 98/2000/ Me, XP and higher
  • Suggested 25 MB of free hard disk space.
  • Suggested 32 MB RAM, 64 MB preferred.
  • 800 X 600 minimum monitor resolution.

Check out Surfer for creating contours and surface plots. Surfer is the most widely-used contouring software package in the world. Special price for both.




 

 


Grapher Curve Fits

Curve fitting routines help depict trends in your data. Select predefined fits or define a custom fit to add to the graph. Display fits for Line and Symbol Graphs, Step Plots, Polar Graphs and Histograms. There are 10 predefined curve-fitting algorithms in Grapher:

  • Linear
  • Logarithmic
  • Exponential
  • Power
  • Spline Smoothing
  • Polynomial Regression
  • Orthogonal Polynomial Regression
  • Linear through Origin
  • Running Average
  • Weighted Average
  • Gaussian (available only for histograms)
Associate any number of fits with a single curve. Change the line style, color and width for each fit. Applicable statistics are available for each fit. The resulting statistics are copied to the clipboard or displayed in a report window. Export fit curve data to a worksheet to calculate additional statistics. Change the range of data used to create the fit curve and the range of values to display the fit curves individually.

Display data using a curve fit.
Equation coefficients can also be displayed.

Grapher Template Graphs

Create a graph with the desired colors, number formats, tick mark spacing, legend styles, etc., and save it as a template graph for use with multiple data sets.

Project Files

Create a graph with the desired worksheet and save it as a project file. Project files save the data used inside the file. After the graph is created and saved as a project file, the external worksheet can be deleted.

Grapher Axes

Grapher has four axis scales: linear, logarithmic (base 10), natural logarithmic, and probability. Use Grapher's default settings or specify custom settings for all axis parameters. Set the axis scale, change the axis length and starting position, add additional or duplicate axes, add axis limits, enter an axis title, add grid lines, break the axis, or hide the axis on your graph. On each axis, you control the major and minor tick frequency and spacing or you can use Grapher's default settings. If the data uses date and time as one of the data columns, axis labels are automatically generated using dates and times. In addition, manual date/time labels can be created or labels can be read from a worksheet, allowing you to use any type of tick labeling.

Break axes and display dates to interpret
your data faster!

Date and Time Compatibility

Use date and time entries in the worksheet as a data column in Grapher 4. Grapher will automatically use date and time labels on the axis. Clip the curve, limit the axis minimum and maximum using date and time values. Set axis tick marks based on a calendar frequency such as once per month, twice per year, or once per every four hours.

Graph date and time entries directly from the worksheet.
Display worksheet ticks quickly with dates.

Grapher Error Bars

Error Bars are displayed on Line and Symbol Graphs. Display error bars for the average value, sample standard deviation, population standard deviation, or standard error of the mean. Or, calculate custom error bars in the worksheet and display them on the graph.

Labels and Curve Filling

Labels can be added to most graph types. All properties of the labels can be changed easily, including numeric format, adding bold, or italics, changing the font size or style, or changing the label color. In addition, labels can be moved so that neighboring labels do not overlap. Most graph types also support curve filling. Fill can be defined between two curves or by using a single curve. With a single curve, fill above, below, to the left, or to the right of the curve. Choose to fill to the axis minimum or maximum or to a customized data value.

Grapher Text Editor

Easily add text objects to graphs using Grapher's text editor. Easily select any typeface, font size and color. Add superscripts, subscripts and symbols to your text. Automatically enter current dates and times. Create complex mathematical equations and include them in your graph.


Use Grapher's text editor to create complex mathematical equations.


Grapher Worksheet Features

  • Display, enter, edit, print and save data.
  • Double precision capabilities allow up to 15 digits without loss of precision.
  • Import data files in the following formats: XLS, SLK, WKx, WRx, CSV, TXT, DAT, BNA, and BLN.
  • Save your data files in XLS, SLK, CSV, TXT, DAT, BNA, and BLN formats.
  • Cell formatting includes background colors.
  • Control cell height and width.
  • Include formatting information when copying to the worksheet.
  • Sort data using multiple columns.
  • Calculate numerous statistical functions on individual columns of data.
  • The number of data points the worksheet can handle is only limited by the amount of memory available on your computer (up to 5,000,000 rows x 5,000,000 columns).
  • View a list of all worksheets associated with a graph.
  • Export data from fit curves, function plots, histograms, rose diagrams, and wind charts to create new data files.
  • Update command allows worksheets that are edited in other programs to updated immediately in Grapher.
  • Embedded Excel window allows the use of Microsoft Excel from within Grapher.

Grapher Additional Features
  • Set multiple levels of undo (up to 25).
  • Add legends to graphs.
  • Add color fill under or above curves.
  • Customize Grapher by selecting the default settings.
  • Control line styles, color and width.
  • Change font type, size, color and style.
  • Draw points, lines, polygons, rectangles and ellipses.
  • Create custom colors, lines, and fill patterns.
  • Reshape polylines using the reshape tool.
  • Combine and break apart composite objects.
  • Rotate objects.
  • View and edit all objects using the Object Manager.
  • Show the Object Manager while editing the graph.
  • Use the Arrange command to move objects forwards or backwards.
  • Add a variety of arrows to the ends of polylines.
  • Digitize data from a graph and write the data to a file.
  • Fix the digitizing process directly to the line or digitize anywhere in the plot window.
  • Display and edit detailed areas of a graph using the Zoom commands.
  • Make changes to data in the worksheet and have the graph update with the new data automatically.
  • Calculate the area under a curve.
  • Switch between two different plot types. For example, change your line plot into a bar chart.
  • Save as a Grapher 3 GRF to share your graphs with colleagues.


Grapher Automation

  • Automate Grapher from any Active X Automation compatible client such as Visual BASIC or use Golden Software's Scripter.
  • Embed and link Grapher into other applications.
  • Embed and link documents from other applications into Grapher.
Grapher Import/Export Options
  • Import formats include: GSB, BNA, DLG, LGO, LGS, DXF, PLT, BLN, CLP, WMF, TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, DCX, EPS, JPG, PCT, SHP, MIF, PNG, GIF, and DDF.
  • Export formats include: EMF, WMF, CLP, DXF, CGM, TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, JPG, PCT, DCX, PNG, SHP, BNA, BLN, MIF, and GIF.

Grapher Graph Wizard

The Graph Wizard is an easy to use step-by-step command that creates a graph for you. Select the type of graph, the worksheet and the columns to use and the wizard does the rest. Add curves to existing graphs or create new graphs with the wizard. After the graph is created, it can be edited by double clicking on any portion of the graph.



Grapher System Requirements
  • Windows 98/2000/ Me, XP and higher
  • Suggested 25 MB of free hard disk space.
  • Suggested 32 MB RAM, 64 MB preferred.
  • 800 X 600 minimum monitor resolution.

Check out Surfer for creating contours and surface plots. Surfer is the most widely-used contouring software package in the world. Special price for both.




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