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  • Romina Natalia Tulisi
    Hi Steve! Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you ve suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 8, 2011
    Hi Steve!

    Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

    However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

    1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

    2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

    3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

    Again, this is my last command line sentence:

    pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                       xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                        xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                        legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                        title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                        name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                        xlbl=Periodos
                        -gif -o e.gif -debug

    Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

    Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

    Thanks so much in advanced!

    Romina

    On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:




    Hello Romina, since you're dealing with time-based data (dates) you need to use the chron prefab not the lines prefab.  Also note that the date format must be specified.  I was able to get results using this command:

    pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd mode=line -gif -o output.gif

    Thanks for the clear and concise problem report!

    Steve



    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
    Hi,

    I'm begining to use ploticus for a personal project. I'm using the "lines" prefab because it's the one that suites my needs the most. I can't seem to be able to show dates (in the format of yyyy-mm-dd) in the X axis. Strange values keep appearing instead of dates (like cut-up date values?).

    This is the command line sentence I'm using:

    pl -prefab lines data=e.plo x=1 y=2 pointsym=none -gif -o c:/desarrollo/campus/dctec/ploticus/e.gif -debug echodata=yes

    The data file "e.plo" is attached. So is the gif file.

    Also, for some reason I'm getting a straight line at the 2010 value... I've read the docs and the prefabs, I've also searched the newsgroup but I'm not getting what's wrong :(

    Hopefully you can help me out.

    Thanks for creating ploticus. It's amazing.

    Romina

    --
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~







    --
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Romina Natalia Tulisi
    Hi Steve, I saw that you ve answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I ve
    Message 2 of 9 , Feb 11, 2011
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      Hi  Steve,

      I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

      Thanks,
      Romina

      On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
      [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

      Hi Steve!

      Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

      However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

      1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

      2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

      3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

      Again, this is my last command line sentence:

      pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                         xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                          xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                          legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                          title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                          name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                          xlbl=Periodos
                          -gif -o e.gif -debug

      Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

      Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

      Thanks so much in advanced!

      Romina

      On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:




      Hello Romina, since you're dealing with time-based data (dates) you need to use the chron prefab not the lines prefab.  Also note that the date format must be specified.  I was able to get results using this command:

      pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd mode=line -gif -o output.gif

      Thanks for the clear and concise problem report!

      Steve



      On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
      Hi,

      I'm begining to use ploticus for a personal project. I'm using the "lines" prefab because it's the one that suites my needs the most. I can't seem to be able to show dates (in the format of yyyy-mm-dd) in the X axis. Strange values keep appearing instead of dates (like cut-up date values?).

      This is the command line sentence I'm using:

      pl -prefab lines data=e.plo x=1 y=2 pointsym=none -gif -o c:/desarrollo/campus/dctec/ploticus/e.gif -debug echodata=yes

      The data file "e.plo" is attached. So is the gif file.

      Also, for some reason I'm getting a straight line at the 2010 value... I've read the docs and the prefabs, I've also searched the newsgroup but I'm not getting what's wrong :(

      Hopefully you can help me out.

      Thanks for creating ploticus. It's amazing.

      Romina

      --
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~







      --
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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      --
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    • Steve Grubb
      Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this. 1) try xyears=yes ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new
      Message 3 of 9 , Mar 18, 2011
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        Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

        1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

        2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

        Thanks for your patience,

        Steve



        On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
         

        Hi  Steve,


        I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

        Thanks,
        Romina

        On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
        [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

        Hi Steve!

        Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

        However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

        1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

        2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

        3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

        Again, this is my last command line sentence:

        pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                           xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                            xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                            legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                            title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                            name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                            xlbl=Periodos
                            -gif -o e.gif -debug

        Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

        Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

        Thanks so much in advanced!

        Romina


      • Steve Grubb
        Hello again Romina. I have created an improved prefab file (chron.pl) which does error bars and data point symbols. It is available here:
        Message 4 of 9 , Mar 18, 2011
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        Hello again Romina.

        I have created an improved prefab file (chron.pl) which does error bars and data point symbols.  It is available here:  http://ploticus.sourceforge.net/docs/news.html  .... first entry under "Bug fixes applicable to 2.41".

        The gif result is attached.

        I used your command with slight modifications:
        pl -prefab chron data=romina1.dat  x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 err2=4 \
          pointsym=default pointsym2=default \
          datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day" xgrid=yes ygrid=yes \
          mode=line autoyears=yes legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5" \
          title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"  \
          name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales" xlbl=Periodos \
          -gif -o out.gif

        And I used your data also with slight modifications (named romina1.dat):

        2010-06-18      0.55    0.399308224442736       0.010
        2010-07-09      0.55    0.417039446929646       0.020
        2010-07-30      0.5     0.390899241603467       0.030
        2010-08-20      0.5     0.398202247191011       0.010
        2010-09-10      0.48    0.402954545454545       0.020
        2010-10-01      0.55    0.416721672167217       0.030
        2010-10-22      0.51    0.426812033111246       0.020
        2010-11-12      0.47    0.390939932149272       0.020
        2010-12-03      0.4     0.39572864321608        0.010
        2010-12-24      0.45    0.398527865404837       0.030
        2011-01-14      0.47    0.399157894736842       0.020
        2011-02-02      0.39    0.399157894736842       0.030


        Thanks for finding these issues with ploticus.

        Steve




        On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
        Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

        1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

        2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

        Thanks for your patience,

        Steve




        On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
         

        Hi  Steve,


        I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

        Thanks,
        Romina

        On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
        [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

        Hi Steve!

        Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

        However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

        1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

        2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

        3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

        Again, this is my last command line sentence:

        pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                           xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                            xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                            legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                            title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                            name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                            xlbl=Periodos
                            -gif -o e.gif -debug

        Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

        Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

        Thanks so much in advanced!

        Romina



      • Romina Natalia Tulisi
        Hi Steve! Thanks for your reply! I ve tried my line with xyears=yes and yes.. it did work, so I m going to use this! thanks! Romina ... --
        Message 5 of 9 , Mar 22, 2011
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          Hi Steve!

          Thanks for your reply! 

          I've tried my line with xyears=yes and yes.. it did work, so I'm going to use this! thanks!

          Romina

          On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:


          Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

          1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

          2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

          Thanks for your patience,

          Steve



          On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
           

          Hi  Steve,


          I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

          Thanks,
          Romina

          On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
          [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

          Hi Steve!

          Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

          However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

          1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

          2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

          3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

          Again, this is my last command line sentence:

          pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                             xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                              xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                              legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                              title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                              name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                              xlbl=Periodos
                              -gif -o e.gif -debug

          Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

          Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

          Thanks so much in advanced!

          Romina







          --
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        • Romina Natalia Tulisi
          Hi Steve! Thanks very much for the new chron.pl file! I haven t been able to test the error bars nor the data point symbols yet but I will during this week. I
          Message 6 of 9 , Mar 22, 2011
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            Hi Steve!

            Thanks very much for the new chron.pl file! I haven't been able to test the error bars nor the data point symbols yet but I will during this week. I did replace my chron.pl file with yours and I've found that if I have a some lines such as:

            2011-01-14 0.469387755102041 0.395833333333333
            2011-02-04 0.575949367088608 0.4
            2011-02-25 0.5625 0.400039984006397
            2011-03-18 0.575757575757576

            where there isn't a "y" column defined (because there is no data) i'm getting this error " Error: 'y' is required unless 'tab' is being used.".

            Now, if i use the other chron.pl file (the original one), my graph draws fine (without the bar/line for the date with no value).

            I'm not sure if this makes sense, but if this is the correct behaviour what could I do if there's a date that doesn't have a value?

            Thanks,
            Romina



            On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
            [Attachment(s) from Steve Grubb included below]

            Hello again Romina.

            I have created an improved prefab file (chron.pl) which does error bars and data point symbols.  It is available here:  http://ploticus.sourceforge.net/docs/news.html  .... first entry under "Bug fixes applicable to 2.41".

            The gif result is attached.

            I used your command with slight modifications:
            pl -prefab chron data=romina1.dat  x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 err2=4 \
              pointsym=default pointsym2=default \
              datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day" xgrid=yes ygrid=yes \
              mode=line autoyears=yes legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5" \
              title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"  \
              name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales" xlbl=Periodos \
              -gif -o out.gif

            And I used your data also with slight modifications (named romina1.dat):

            2010-06-18      0.55    0.399308224442736       0.010
            2010-07-09      0.55    0.417039446929646       0.020
            2010-07-30      0.5     0.390899241603467       0.030
            2010-08-20      0.5     0.398202247191011       0.010
            2010-09-10      0.48    0.402954545454545       0.020
            2010-10-01      0.55    0.416721672167217       0.030
            2010-10-22      0.51    0.426812033111246       0.020
            2010-11-12      0.47    0.390939932149272       0.020
            2010-12-03      0.4     0.39572864321608        0.010
            2010-12-24      0.45    0.398527865404837       0.030
            2011-01-14      0.47    0.399157894736842       0.020
            2011-02-02      0.39    0.399157894736842       0.030


            Thanks for finding these issues with ploticus.

            Steve




            On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
            Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

            1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

            2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

            Thanks for your patience,

            Steve




            On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
             

            Hi  Steve,


            I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

            Thanks,
            Romina

            On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
            [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

            Hi Steve!

            Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

            However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

            1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

            2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

            3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

            Again, this is my last command line sentence:

            pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                               xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                                xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                                legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                                title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                                name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                                xlbl=Periodos
                                -gif -o e.gif -debug

            Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

            Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

            Thanks so much in advanced!

            Romina




            Attachment(s) from Steve Grubb

            1 of 1 File(s)





            --
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            We sighed and fainted on the sofa - Jane Austen "Love & Friendship"
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          • Steve Grubb
            Romina, that message Error: y is required unless tab is being used. appears when the y=n parameter is not given on the command line. Are you specifying
            Message 7 of 9 , Mar 24, 2011
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              Romina, that message "Error: 'y' is required unless 'tab' is being used." appears when the y=n parameter is not given on the command line.  Are you specifying y on the command line and still getting this message?  If so it would be something strange so please send your command and a sample of data that causes the problem to occur.

              Thanks,

              Steve


              On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:22 AM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
               

              Hi Steve!


              Thanks very much for the new chron.pl file! I haven't been able to test the error bars nor the data point symbols yet but I will during this week. I did replace my chron.pl file with yours and I've found that if I have a some lines such as:

              2011-01-14 0.469387755102041 0.395833333333333
              2011-02-04 0.575949367088608 0.4
              2011-02-25 0.5625 0.400039984006397
              2011-03-18 0.575757575757576

              where there isn't a "y" column defined (because there is no data) i'm getting this error " Error: 'y' is required unless 'tab' is being used.".

              Now, if i use the other chron.pl file (the original one), my graph draws fine (without the bar/line for the date with no value).

              I'm not sure if this makes sense, but if this is the correct behaviour what could I do if there's a date that doesn't have a value?

              Thanks,
              Romina



              On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
              [Attachment(s) from Steve Grubb included below]

              Hello again Romina.

              I have created an improved prefab file (chron.pl) which does error bars and data point symbols.  It is available here:  http://ploticus.sourceforge.net/docs/news.html  .... first entry under "Bug fixes applicable to 2.41".

              The gif result is attached.

              I used your command with slight modifications:
              pl -prefab chron data=romina1.dat  x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 err2=4 \
                pointsym=default pointsym2=default \

                datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day" xgrid=yes ygrid=yes \
                mode=line autoyears=yes legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5" \

                title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"  \
                name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales" xlbl=Periodos \
                -gif -o out.gif

              And I used your data also with slight modifications (named romina1.dat):

              2010-06-18      0.55    0.399308224442736       0.010
              2010-07-09      0.55    0.417039446929646       0.020
              2010-07-30      0.5     0.390899241603467       0.030
              2010-08-20      0.5     0.398202247191011       0.010
              2010-09-10      0.48    0.402954545454545       0.020
              2010-10-01      0.55    0.416721672167217       0.030
              2010-10-22      0.51    0.426812033111246       0.020
              2010-11-12      0.47    0.390939932149272       0.020
              2010-12-03      0.4     0.39572864321608        0.010
              2010-12-24      0.45    0.398527865404837       0.030
              2011-01-14      0.47    0.399157894736842       0.020
              2011-02-02      0.39    0.399157894736842       0.030


              Thanks for finding these issues with ploticus.

              Steve





              On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
              Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

              1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

              2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

              Thanks for your patience,

              Steve




              On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
               

              Hi  Steve,


              I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

              Thanks,
              Romina

              On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
              [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

              Hi Steve!

              Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

              However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

              1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

              2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

              3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

              Again, this is my last command line sentence:

              pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                                 xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                                  xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                                  legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                                  title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                                  name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                                  xlbl=Periodos
                                  -gif -o e.gif -debug

              Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

              Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

              Thanks so much in advanced!

              Romina




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              Hi Steve, I am specifying the y=n parameter. I thought the problem could be related because one of the fields doesn t have a value, but i ve specified it at 0
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              Hi Steve,

              I am specifying the y=n parameter. I thought the problem could be related because one of the fields doesn't have a value, but i've specified it at 0 (even though it's wrong), but i'm still getting the same message.

              This is the command line (I'm not using error bars in this example)

              pl -prefab chron data=data.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 \
              pointsym=default \
              pointsym2=default \
              datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day" xgrid=yes ygrid=yes \
              mode=line \
              autoyears=yes legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5" title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"  \
              name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales" xlbl=Periodos -gif -o out.gif -debug

              The data.plo is also attached. The error is the one I've mentioned in my previous email.

              Using the other chron.pl file I'm not getting this error (but i don't have errorbars etc that you've recently added).

              Thanks for your help

              Romina

              On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:


              Romina, that message "Error: 'y' is required unless 'tab' is being used." appears when the y=n parameter is not given on the command line.  Are you specifying y on the command line and still getting this message?  If so it would be something strange so please send your command and a sample of data that causes the problem to occur.

              Thanks,

              Steve


              On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:22 AM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
               

              Hi Steve!


              Thanks very much for the new chron.pl file! I haven't been able to test the error bars nor the data point symbols yet but I will during this week. I did replace my chron.pl file with yours and I've found that if I have a some lines such as:

              2011-01-14 0.469387755102041 0.395833333333333
              2011-02-04 0.575949367088608 0.4
              2011-02-25 0.5625 0.400039984006397
              2011-03-18 0.575757575757576

              where there isn't a "y" column defined (because there is no data) i'm getting this error " Error: 'y' is required unless 'tab' is being used.".

              Now, if i use the other chron.pl file (the original one), my graph draws fine (without the bar/line for the date with no value).

              I'm not sure if this makes sense, but if this is the correct behaviour what could I do if there's a date that doesn't have a value?

              Thanks,
              Romina



              On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
              [Attachment(s) from Steve Grubb included below]

              Hello again Romina.

              I have created an improved prefab file (chron.pl) which does error bars and data point symbols.  It is available here:  http://ploticus.sourceforge.net/docs/news.html  .... first entry under "Bug fixes applicable to 2.41".

              The gif result is attached.

              I used your command with slight modifications:
              pl -prefab chron data=romina1.dat  x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 err2=4 \
                pointsym=default pointsym2=default \

                datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day" xgrid=yes ygrid=yes \
                mode=line autoyears=yes legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5" \

                title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"  \
                name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales" xlbl=Periodos \
                -gif -o out.gif

              And I used your data also with slight modifications (named romina1.dat):

              2010-06-18      0.55    0.399308224442736       0.010
              2010-07-09      0.55    0.417039446929646       0.020
              2010-07-30      0.5     0.390899241603467       0.030
              2010-08-20      0.5     0.398202247191011       0.010
              2010-09-10      0.48    0.402954545454545       0.020
              2010-10-01      0.55    0.416721672167217       0.030
              2010-10-22      0.51    0.426812033111246       0.020
              2010-11-12      0.47    0.390939932149272       0.020
              2010-12-03      0.4     0.39572864321608        0.010
              2010-12-24      0.45    0.398527865404837       0.030
              2011-01-14      0.47    0.399157894736842       0.020
              2011-02-02      0.39    0.399157894736842       0.030


              Thanks for finding these issues with ploticus.

              Steve





              On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Steve Grubb <stevegrubb@...> wrote:
              Hello Romina, sorry for delay in continuing w/ this.

              1) try xyears=yes  ... xyears is the former attribute name ... there seems to be a glitch with the new name but today I ran your command on your data and xyears=yes worked.

              2) once again the documentation for some reason was incorrect.... error bars have never apparently been implemented for the chron prefab.  I will see if I can add it and send you a new prefab file w/ instructions.

              Thanks for your patience,

              Steve




              On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
               

              Hi  Steve,


              I saw that you've answer my third question regarding the pointsym parameter. Would you be able to answer the second and first question I've mentioned in this email below?

              Thanks,
              Romina

              On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Romina Natalia Tulisi <rtulisi@...> wrote:
              [Attachment(s) from Romina Natalia Tulisi included below]

              Hi Steve!

              Thanks very much for replying and for your explanation! As you've suggested I have been playing around with the chron prefab and managed to get the following image (attached).

              However, I still have some issues and hopefully you can help me out:

              1) I'm trying to set autoyears=yes (so I can mark the years when it changes), but it doesn't show up.

              2) I absolutely need to show error bars (this is one of the main reasons why I've decided for ploticus). I've tried using some random numbers (perhaps that's the mistake), but I can't get them to show inspite the chron prefab documentation mention the err's parameters as being available.

              3) I've also need to use the "pointsym" param that is available in the lines prefab and I saw that you once mentioned that you were going to add support for it in the chron prefab  but I think it's not available. Is there a workaround?

              Again, this is my last command line sentence:

              pl -prefab chron data=e.plo x=1 y=2 y2=3 err=4 datefmt=yyyy-mm-dd
                                 xnearest=day xstubdet=size=4 unittype=datetime xinc="21 day"
                                  xgrid=yes ygrid=yes mode=line autoyears=years
                                  legendfmt=across legtextdet="size=5"
                                  title="Tasa de concepción del tambo XX vs valores poblacionales"
                                  name="Tambo-XX" name2="Valores-poblacionales"
                                  xlbl=Periodos
                                  -gif -o e.gif -debug

              Attached is the gif file I'm getting.

              Also attached is the data file (e.plo).

              Thanks so much in advanced!

              Romina




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