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Re: auto position lineplot legend

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  • dagoldman
    The method in curvefit3 will probably work to put on right, as long as not too many lines - location: max+0.5 max
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 2, 2004
      The method in curvefit3 will probably work to put on right,
      as long as not too many lines - location: max+0.5 max

      --- In ploticus@yahoogroups.com, "dagoldman" <dagoldman@y...> wrote:
      > I'm automatically generating lineplots. Each lineplot
      > will have same basic structure, but different data, so
      > NRECORDS and NFIELDS will differ for each lineplot.
      >
      > Here are two examples, with legend in arbitrary position:
      >
      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730jhwmt-lpt.png
      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730cykyg-lpt.png
      >
      > Question - Is there a way to reliably position lineplot legend
      > so it does not overlap or stretch way to right? I know I could
      > position the legend by hand, but that is not exactly an option
      > for automated situation. Is there a way to reserve some space
      > for the legend, say for a multiline legend to right of lineplot,
      > and put it there? I tried using singleline below lineplot, and
      > limit NFIELDS to 10, but the legend often stretches way to right.
      >
      > I'm willing to experiment more, but don't want to reinvent the
      > wheel. I didn't see this discussed previously.
      >
      > Probably not needed, but here is link to script for example 1:
      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/pl-7-30-04.txt
      >
      > BTW - The lineplots will be placed within a web page with
      > details concerning the analysis. Here is a pie chart example:
      >
      > http://www.ehdp.com/vn/rw/results/cgi/cau1/dgw/eg2/728nppth-pie-
      > png.htm
      >
      > ploticus is really a great program.
      >
      > Daniel Goldman
    • Stephen C. Grubb
      Daniel, can t you just position the legend adjacent to the plotting area, like off to the right of it? I m not sure I understand the issue. Steve ... Stephen
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 3, 2004
        Daniel, can't you just position the legend adjacent to the plotting area,
        like off to the right of it? I'm not sure I understand the issue.

        Steve

        On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, dagoldman wrote:

        > I'm automatically generating lineplots. Each lineplot
        > will have same basic structure, but different data, so
        > NRECORDS and NFIELDS will differ for each lineplot.
        >
        > Here are two examples, with legend in arbitrary position:
        >
        > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730jhwmt-lpt.png
        > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730cykyg-lpt.png
        >
        > Question - Is there a way to reliably position lineplot legend
        > so it does not overlap or stretch way to right? I know I could
        > position the legend by hand, but that is not exactly an option
        > for automated situation. Is there a way to reserve some space
        > for the legend, say for a multiline legend to right of lineplot,
        > and put it there? I tried using singleline below lineplot, and
        > limit NFIELDS to 10, but the legend often stretches way to right.
        >
        > I'm willing to experiment more, but don't want to reinvent the
        > wheel. I didn't see this discussed previously.
        >
        > Probably not needed, but here is link to script for example 1:
        > http://www.ehdp.com/out/pl-7-30-04.txt
        >
        > BTW - The lineplots will be placed within a web page with
        > details concerning the analysis. Here is a pie chart example:
        >
        > http://www.ehdp.com/vn/rw/results/cgi/cau1/dgw/eg2/728nppth-pie-
        > png.htm
        >
        > ploticus is really a great program.
        >
        > Daniel Goldman
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
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        >
        >


        Stephen C. Grubb scg@...
        Scientific Software Engineer, The Jackson Laboratory
        600 Main Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA
      • dagoldman
        You re absolutely right. Thanks ... area,
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 3, 2004
          You're absolutely right. Thanks

          --- In ploticus@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen C. Grubb" <scg@j...> wrote:
          >
          > Daniel, can't you just position the legend adjacent to the plotting
          area,
          > like off to the right of it? I'm not sure I understand the issue.
          >
          > Steve
          >
          > On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, dagoldman wrote:
          >
          > > I'm automatically generating lineplots. Each lineplot
          > > will have same basic structure, but different data, so
          > > NRECORDS and NFIELDS will differ for each lineplot.
          > >
          > > Here are two examples, with legend in arbitrary position:
          > >
          > > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730jhwmt-lpt.png
          > > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730cykyg-lpt.png
          > >
          > > Question - Is there a way to reliably position lineplot legend
          > > so it does not overlap or stretch way to right? I know I could
          > > position the legend by hand, but that is not exactly an option
          > > for automated situation. Is there a way to reserve some space
          > > for the legend, say for a multiline legend to right of lineplot,
          > > and put it there? I tried using singleline below lineplot, and
          > > limit NFIELDS to 10, but the legend often stretches way to right.
          > >
          > > I'm willing to experiment more, but don't want to reinvent the
          > > wheel. I didn't see this discussed previously.
          > >
          > > Probably not needed, but here is link to script for example 1:
          > > http://www.ehdp.com/out/pl-7-30-04.txt
          > >
          > > BTW - The lineplots will be placed within a web page with
          > > details concerning the analysis. Here is a pie chart example:
          > >
          > > http://www.ehdp.com/vn/rw/results/cgi/cau1/dgw/eg2/728nppth-pie-
          > > png.htm
          > >
          > > ploticus is really a great program.
          > >
          > > Daniel Goldman
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
          >
          > Stephen C. Grubb scg@j...
          > Scientific Software Engineer, The Jackson Laboratory
          > 600 Main Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA
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