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2.25 vectors

The 2D vectors style draws a vector from (x,y) to (x+xdelta,y+ydelta). The 3D vectors style is similar, but requires six columns of basic data. A small arrowhead is drawn at the end of each vector.

     4 columns:  x  y  xdelta  ydelta
     6 columns:  x  y  z  xdelta  ydelta  zdelta

In both cases, an additional input column (5th in 2D, 7th in 3D) may be used to provide variable (per-datapoint) color information. (see ‘linecolor‘ and ‘rgbcolor variable‘).

splot with vectors is supported only for ‘set mapping cartesian‘.

The keywords "with vectors" may be followed by an in-line arrow style specifications, a reference to a predefined arrow style, or a request to read the index of the desired arrow style for each vector from a separate column. Note: If you choose "arrowstyle variable" it will fill in all arrow properties at the time the corresponding vector is drawn; you cannot mix this keyword with other line or arrow style qualifiers in the plot command.

     plot ... with vectors filled heads
     plot ... with vectors arrowstyle 3
     plot ... using 1:2:3:4:5 with vectors arrowstyle variable

See ‘arrowstyle‘ for more details.

Example:

      plot 'file.dat' using 1:2:3:4 with vectors head filled lt 2
      splot 'file.dat' using 1:2:3:(1):(1):(1) with vectors filled head lw 2

‘set clip one‘ and ‘set clip two‘ affect vectors drawn in 2D. Please see ‘set clip‘ and ‘arrowstyle‘.


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