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Plot Options Panel

The Plot Options panel is obtained from the Plot Opts button in the Tools menu of the Tool Control window. The panel can control the values of internal variables related to plotting. These variables can also be set with the set command, though the panel may provide a more convenient interface.

Pressing the Help button pops up a window containing a listing of the variables which can be set with the panel. Clicking on a word in the listing will bring up the help viewer with a description of that variable.

The panel is organized into multiple pages, with each page containing the variables in a particular category. These will be listed below.

Each variable has its own ``box'' in the panel. This box contains a Set button, and optionally a Def button and a text input area. The text input area can take several forms, depending on the type of variable: string, integer, or real. Boolean variables have only the Set button. Text can be entered into the area, or in some cases the up/down arrows to the right of the text area can be clicked to adjust the text.

When the Set button is active, the variable is set to the value shown in the text area (if any), and the text area is frozen, i.e., can't be edited. The text area can be changed only with the Set button inactive, in which case the value in the text area is arbitrary. The value is only known to WRspice when the Set button is active, in which case the variable should appear in the listing brought up by the Variables button in the Tools menu in the Tool Control window.

The Def button will enter the default value for the variable into the text area. This button becomes active if the text area is modified.

The plot1 Page
This page contains entries which control the appearance of plots shown on-screen.

The plot2 Page
This page contains additional entries which control the appearance of plots shown on-screen.

The asciiplot Page
This page sets variables associated with the asciiplot command, which generates a text-mode ``plot'' of output variables. This is not often used currently, but provides a nostalgic link to the days of line printers and punched cards.

The hardcopy Page
This provides a number of entries which relate to the hardcopy command and graphics printing in general.

The xgraph Page
This provides settings for the interface to the xgraph program, which was once used for simulation output plotting in Berkeley SPICE.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-02-22