## plotting in different ranges, breaking of axes

### plotting in different ranges, breaking of axes

Hi,

I do have two questions concerning GnuPlot:

1.) How is it possible to plot two functions (or data files) in different
ranges. E.g. I have a datafile that ranges from 0 to 10 and I want to also
show the fit function I just calculated but just from 0 to 5. I have found
plot[xmin:xmag] something. But that restricts all shown data and functions
to that range ...

2.) Is there a possibility to break the axis. I have to shift some data in
order to see it more clearly. Thus I would like to break the yaxis at
certain points and let it start again from 0.

Thanks for any tips,

Guido
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### plotting in different ranges, breaking of axes

<nitpick>No, you don't. You have questions about gnuplot. That's the
name of the program.</nitpick>

Various ways:

a) limit the function by making it undefined where you don't want it to
plot:

plot 'data', ((x<5)?f(x):0/0)

b) use parametric mode to get independent control over x and y of a
function:

set parametric
set trange [0:5]
plot 'data', t, f(t)

Only manually. And you lose automatic tick placement by doing it.

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### plotting in different ranges, breaking of axes

Am 10 May 2006 13:35:43 GMT schrieb Hans-Bernhard Broeker:

I am sorry about that ;-)

I don't get it. If i say

f(x)=x^2
plot sin(x), ((x<5)?f(x):0/0)

gnuplot says: non-integer passed to boolean operator

Well, I have 5 or 6 fit-functions that describe the data in certain
regions. I don't see how to do that with one parameter.

What do you mean by manual? I could live with manual tic placement...

Guido

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### plotting in different ranges, breaking of axes

Unrelated. Read "help expression", and you'll understand why

plot f(x)

By remapping it. set trange [0:1] and create a "t_to_x()" translation
function for each range.

*) Remove that edge of the box: --> 'help set border'
*) set up a function that maps from data values to a synthetic y
*) use it in a "using" specifier to fudge the data
*) set ytics ('0' map_y(0), '2' map_y(2), ... , '100' map_y(100))

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