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inDEED - Editing Plots in inDEED

by Rachelle Howell, George A. Howlett

Editing inDEED Plots

Once you’ve created a plot using the inDEED tool, you have several options for editing that plot. This tutorial walks you through those editing options.


To zoom in on a portion of your plot, left click, hold the button down, and drag the mouse down and to the right to create a box around the portion of the plot on which you want to zoom in.


To zoom out right click anywhere in the plot area. If you have zoomed in more than once, each click will return you to the previous zoom level. For example, if you zoomed in twice, you will need to right click twice to return to the original zoom level.

You can also use the square icon on the left side of the plot to return to the original zoom level.


Viewing Traces

If you hover your mouse over the plot lines, you will see markers indicating each data point. You can then hover your mouse over each marker to see that marker’s x and y values.


Opening/Resizing the Plot Sidebar

Open the sidebar using the purple square with purple arrow enclosed in a white circle.


In the sidebar, you will see an entry for each data set that has been plotted. If the sidebar is not wide enough, you can resize it by dragging the left side of the panel.


Removing Data from the Plot

You can remove data from the plot by deselecting it in the sidebar.


You can also select the data set in the sidebar, right click, and use the hide/show menu options to remove/readd the data from/to the plot.


Recoloring Plot Data

To recolor a data plot, select the data set in the sidebar. The right click and select the recolor option from the menu.


Adding, Subtracting, and Averaging Data Sets

To add, subtract, or average data sets, select the data sets in the sidebar and then click on the calculator icon at the top of the sidebar.


These actions will create a virtual sensor that represents your derived data set.


To delete the derived data from the plot, highlight the virtual sensor in the sidebar, click on the calculator icon, and use the delete command.


Even if you delete the derived data from the plot, the virtual sensor that you created will still be available in the left panel and that data can be plotted either on its own plot or in conjunction with other data.


Removing Outliers

To remove outlying data points, select the data containing the outliers in the sidebar, right click, and select edit from the menu.


An editing screen will appear. Use the icons on the right of the screen to mark the outlying data points either individually or by region.


The outliers that you mark will appear as + on the editing screen.


These points will be gone when you close the editing screen (use the x in the upper right corner) and return to the plot screen


If you want these points back, you can return to the editing screen and clear the outlier markers.

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