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NSTX MDSplus Plotting Tool

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Enter information and click on the PLOT box, below.         (Help is available for this page)

Shot Number: (arrows will plot the shot before or after)
    Shots to Overlay: (optional)
    For tips on convenient shot entry methods, see ShotEntryHelp.html.     (search for desired shot numbers)

Select Plot Type*:

Plot Ranges:
    X:   From Scope   from to (sec)
    Y:   From Scope   Autoscale

Plot Labels:  
    From Scope (no shot #)   From MDSplus   Tag Names

Y Units Displayed:   None   on Y-axis   append to Title  
Size of Plot Window:   Horizontal: Vertical: (pixels)

Create file:   None   Postscript   PDF     named: +ext
e-mail file to:

Items below are optional:

Signal Units Displayed:   None     on Y-axis     append to Title    
Median-Smoothing Neighborhood: (Defaults to no smoothing)
Layout of Plots:   # of rows:   # of columns: (Blanks are OK)

Color Indices for Lines:
    (in IDL style, e.g., [20,40,60,80,100] or findgen(20)*10 -- not to exceed 243, or use these)
IDL Color Table for Indices: (-1 for a "better" rainbow palette)

Color of vertical major tick lines:
Location of plot titles:  above plot   inside plot box
      Color of inside plot titles: Size of inside titles: (0-4)
      Maximum # of characters in a plot title:
Do not put the NSTX Logo on plot       Display values of all X-axes      
Display shot time on the plot                 Display tagname for missing data
Suppress "Data Not Found" message

Optionally enter values between 0 and 0.2 for the following fractions to adjust spacing between plots:
Fraction between columns:     Fraction between rows:    
Fraction at top of page:          Fraction at bottom of plot:
Fraction to right of plots:         Fraction to left of plots:    
*To plot data from your own scopes, see mdsscope.html. To plot or list data from individual signals, see mdsplotlist.html.

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Edited 13-Jul-2012 by: Bill Davis