9.4 Plot settings

Plot style and options

To change the plot style, right click on the curve in the plot. Here it is possible to change the line color, thickness, and style. For spectral plots, one can expand to also set the spectrum type (e.g. Magnitude, Coherence, Real, Imaginary, Phase, Sum and Octave). These options are shown on the left side of the figure.

The spectrum options (e.g. Amplitude type, Density, Weighting, Smoothing) can also be set by clicking the axis options title in the upper-left corner of the plot to open a context menu, as shown on the right side of the figure. The selected spectrum options will be displayed in the upper-left corner of the plot, such that they are visible in any plot exports.

Setting of the spectrum options: (left) general and (right) in the Analyze module

Customizing graphs’ layout

In this video, you will learn how to have full control over your graphics in SOURCE

Creating custom graph layouts

In the graphing card of the Analyze module, you can manipulate the graphs’ layout on the page, according to your needs and preferences. You can either set a grid adjusting rows and columns using the layout mode functionality or create it by dragging and dropping datasets on the added visual cues.

To create a grid to edit the graphs’ layout, you must follow the next steps:

  1. Click on the grid overlay button .
  2. Add rows and columns by clicking on .
  3. Type a number to edit the row/column size.
  4. Click the grid overlay button again to exit the edit mode.

Custom graphs’ layout in the Analyze module

You can type either integers, decimals, or fractions. SOURCE will automatically scale the grid proportionally.

Arranging and expanding plots

After creating a layout for your graphs, you can plot, arrange and size them in the grid according to your preferences. In the graphing area you can:

  1. Plot a dataset.
  2. Move a dataset by dragging and dropping it on a placeholder.
  3. Stretch or shrink a graph over one or multiple placeholders.

Example of customized graphs’ layout

When adding a graph, it will be plotted in the first available placeholder in the grid.

Loading saved graphs

Your graphs layout will be saved once you close SOURCE. Upon reopening, you need to load your plots again to visualize them.

To load saved graphs, you have to:

  1. Click on the arrows .

To reload a graph, SOURCE needs to load all the input data again and run the analysis. Be patient!

Setting the axes limits

Manual zoom

To zoom in and out on the y-axis of a plot, just use the scroll wheel on your mouse. To zoom into a specific portion of the plot, left-click and drag the mouse to create a box over the desired region.

Setting values

To set specific axis limits, click on the axis near its minimum or maximum and enter the desired values, as shown in the figure above. To reset the plot to the original, full-scale axes, double-click anywhere within the plot window.

Pinning the axis limits

By default, the axis limits scale according to the shown curves. To pin an axis, click on an axis near its minimum or maximum and press the pin icon on the right of the toolbar, as illustrated in the figure. This will keep the axis limits fixed throughout changes of data.

Setting axis limits and pinning axes

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