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Author:  jim [ Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:30 pm ]
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Anybody know how to set the Data Plot Crowding value from a script?

Author:  Odaat [ Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:32 pm ]
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Ok... 2 1/2 years later, I have the same question: How can I set station plot density in a script?


Author:  Odaat [ Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:06 pm ]
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No one has ever wanted to do this in an automated script station model??!! I don't believe it.

Author:  Joseph Lanza [ Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:23 pm ]
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I don't think you can set data point crowding via a script. "plf" is the standard data plot product code, and there does not seem to be a parameter that controls density. The format I use in my scripts is "product,plf,tmf,0,plot", which basically tells the program to plot ("plot") standard data points ("plf") using fahrenheit ("tmf"); I do not know what function (if any) the "0" serves. I tried changing up its value to different numbers, but it made no difference. Data plot crowding always came out the same, which, in turn, is controlled by the Data Plot Crowding slider in the DA control panel. "Product" in the script simply tells the program to use the designated product code ("plf").

It may be possible to use custom surface plot model using the SPCPLOTMODEL command, but, if so, it's beyond my meager scripting ability to explain.

J. Lanza

Author:  steveg [ Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:56 pm ]
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jim wrote:
Anybody know how to set the Data Plot Crowding value from a script?

Jim, try this:

I wrote and tested this against the Pro version. I'll need a Standard version user to tell me it if works for the Standard edition. Also, if there's anything else that someone wants scriptable, let me know and I'll see what I can do.


P.S. Thanks Tim and Shannon and thanks for the great software!

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