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684 Analysis
Plotters
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There are also many Symbol types, such as dots, squares, and circles, as well as a trace number- ing choice (marked #). If you choose a non-numeric symbol, it will be drawn at each point on the trace. If you choose the # symbol, the number for that trace will be spaced evenly along the trace. Except for numbers, each symbol is drawn using the trace color, width, and thickness settings; numbers are drawn in black.
The Format option sets the number format that is used for the data in the data pane, including Time for discrete event plotters. The four choices are General, x.xx (decimal), xxx (integer), and x.xex (scientific notation).
The Y1/Y2 choice tells which axis to plot the numbers against. The default choice, , plots values on the Y1 (left) axis. Clicking this changes it to , the Y2 (right) axis.
The Show Trace choice tells whether to display the trace at all. If you click on this choice, it turns to a closed eye and the trace is not drawn. This is useful if you have many traces and you temporarily want to hide one to make the chart clearer or if one trace is on top of another.
Log tool
The Log tool lets you choose whether to make one or both axes use a logarithmic scale. Click the tool to display the popup menu.
Open Dialog tool
Click the Open Dialog tool to show the plotter’s dialog. You use this tool to make changes to the way the plotter operates. For example, to not have the plot show during simulation runs or to plot every nth point. The Plotter, Discrete Event block, for instance, has one tab that controls how and when data is displayed and another tab that allows you to specify the granularity of the plotted data. The choices in the plotter dialogs are described in their Help and in “Plotter dialogs” on page 686.
Display and Data Storage tabs of Plotter, Discrete Event block
Grid density tool
Log choices
The Grid Density tool lets you specify the type of grid behind the plot. Click the mouse on the tool to display the menu. The top choice indicates no grid, the middle choice a light grid, and the bottom choice a dense grid.
Grid choices
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