Syntax

plot(input[, labels[, titles[, chartType]]])

Arguments

input could be a vector, tuple, matrix, or table.

- If input is a vector, it produces a single series chart and the vector name is the series name.

- If input is a tuple, each element of the tuple is viewed as a series. The elements of the tuple must all be vectors of the same length. Vectors' names are the series' names.

- If input is a matrix, each column of the matrix is a series and the column labels of the matrix are the series names. If the matrix has row labels, they will serve as data point labels.

- If input is a table, each column of the table is a series and the column names are the series names.

labels are the label for each data point. All series of a chart share the same data labels. If input is a matrix, we can set matrix's row labels as data point labels. Otherwise, we need to specify data point labels here if necessary.

titles could be a string scalar/vector. If titles is a scalar, it is the chart title; if it is a vector, the first element is the chart title, the second is X axis title, and the third is Y axis title.

The default chart type is LINE. Other options available now are PIE, COLUMN, BAR, AREA, and SCATTER.

Details

plot is a system function that generates a chart object.

Examples

- Example 1: plot a table

x=0.1*(1..100)

y=0.1*(100..1)

t=table(x,y)

plot(t)

The graph above can also be generated by plot(t[`x`y]).

- Example 2: plot a matrix

plot([sin,cos](x),x,"cos and sin curve")

Note that function names are used as series names, and we specify data labels and the graph title.

- Example 3: plot a vector

plot(cumsum(x) as cumsumX, 2012.10.01+1..100, "cumulative sum of x")

- Example 4: plot a tuple

plot([1..10 as x, 10..1 as y], 1..10)

- Example 5: plot a bar graph

plot(1..5 as value, `IBM`MSFT`GOOG`XOM`C, `rank, BAR)

- Example 6: plot a column graph

plot(99 128 196 210 312 as sales, `IBM`MSFT`GOOG`XOM`C, `sales, COLUMN)

- Example 7: plot a pie graph

plot(99 128 196 210 312 as sales, `IBM`MSFT`GOOG`XOM`C, `sales, PIE)

- Example 8: scatter plot

x=rand(1.0, 1000);

y=x+norm(0, 0.2, 1000);

plot(x, y, ,SCATTER)