Axis Types

In Grapher, two axes are automatically created for each 2D graph, 3D graph, and XY contour map. Three axes are created for 3D XYZ graphs, XZ contour maps, and surface maps. Axes are named according to the type of axis and the order in which they are created in the graph. For example, a line/scatter plot initially contains two axes: X Axis 1 and Y Axis 1. If X axes are added to the graph, they are sequentially numbered (X Axis 2, X Axis 3, etc.). 3D XYZ graphs, XZ contour maps, and surface maps have a Z axis in addition to the X axis and Y axis.

 

Axis Limits

Axis limits approximate the limits of the data file used to create the graph, depending on the tick mark spacing. The tick mark spacing is automatically scaled so a reasonable number of tick marks are drawn along each axis. Tick mark spacing and label format parameters can be independently specified for each axis on the graph. Tick labels and axis titles can also be moved with the Graph Tools | Plot Tools | Move Labels command.

 

Types of Axes

There are four types of axes in Grapher: standard, angle, box-whisker, and stiff  X axes.

 

Standard Axes

Standard axes are included in the following plots:

Basic Graphs

Bar Graphs

Polar Graphs (radius axis)

Ternary Graphs

Specialty Graphs

Statistical Graphs

Contour Surface Graphs

Line

Scatter

Line/Scatter

Step

Function

Parametric Function

Bubble

Class

3D Ribbon

3D Wall

3D Ribbon Step

3D XYZ Line/Scatter

3D Function

3D Parametric Function

3D Bubble

3D Class Scatter

Vertical Bar

Horizontal Bar

Vertical Floating Bar

Horizontal Floating Bar

Vertical Category Bar

Horizontal Category Bar

3D Vertical Bar

3D Horizontal Bar

3D Vertical Floating Bar

3D Horizontal Floating Bar

3D XYZ Vertical Bar

3D XYZ Horizontal Bar

3D XYZ Vertical Floating Bar

3D XYZ Horizontal Floating Bar

Polar Line

Polar Scatter  

Polar Line/Scatter  

Polar Class

Polar 1 Point Vector

Polar 2 Point Vector

Polar Function  

Polar Parametric Function  

Polar Bar  

Rose

Wind  

Radar  (all axes)

Ternary Scatter

Ternary Line/Scatter

Ternary Line

Ternary Class

Ternary Bubble

High-Low-Close

High-Low-Close Candlestick

 

1 Point Vector

2 Point Vector

3D 2 Point Vector

XYZ-dx, dy, dz Vector

2D Stiff  (Y axis)

Vertical Histogram

Horizontal Histogram

3D Vertical Histogram

3D Horizontal Histogram

Box-Whisker

Notched Box-Whisker

Q-Q

Normal Q-Q

XY Contour Data Map

XZ Contour Data Map

XY Contour Grid Map

XZ Contour Grid Map

XY Contour Function Map

XZ Contour Function Map

Surface Data Map

Surface Grid Map

Surface Function Map

 

Angle Axes

Angle axes are included in the following plots:

Polar Graphs

Polar Line

Polar Scatter

Polar Line/Scatter

Polar Class

Polar 1 Point Vector

Polar 2 Point Vector

Polar Function

Polar Parametric Function

Polar Bar

Rose

Wind 

 

Box Plot Axes

Box plot axes are included in box plots and in notched box plots.

 

Stiff  X Axes

Stiff  X axes are included in stiff plots.

 

 

See Also

Add Additional Axes

Duplicate Axes

Hiding Axes

Creating Multiple Graphs on a Page

Plot Types