manpagez: man pages & more
info gnuplot
Home | html | info | man
[ << ] [ < ] [ Up ] [ > ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

3.14.2.10 every

The every keyword allows a periodic sampling of a data set to be plotted.

In the discussion a "point" is a datum defined by a single record in the file; "block" here will mean the same thing as "datablock" (see ‘glossary‘).

Syntax:

      plot 'file' every {<point_incr>}
                          {:{<block_incr>}
                            {:{<start_point>}
                              {:{<start_block>}
                                {:{<end_point>}
                                  {:<end_block>}}}}}

The data points to be plotted are selected according to a loop from <‘start_point‘> to <‘end_point‘> with increment <‘point_incr‘> and the blocks according to a loop from <‘start_block‘> to <‘end_block‘> with increment <‘block_incr‘>.

The first datum in each block is numbered ’0’, as is the first block in the file.

Note that records containing unplottable information are counted.

Any of the numbers can be omitted; the increments default to unity, the start values to the first point or block, and the end values to the last point or block. If every is not specified, all points in all lines are plotted.

Examples:

      every :::3::3    # selects just the fourth block ('0' is first)
      every :::::9     # selects the first 10 blocks
      every 2:2        # selects every other point in every other block
      every ::5::15    # selects points 5 through 15 in each block

See simple plot demos (simple.dem) , Non-parametric splot demos , and Parametric splot demos .


[ << ] [ < ] [ Up ] [ > ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

This document was generated on November 19, 2011 using texi2html 5.0.