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Getting Started: Tables, Figures, Fit Plots and Undo

MagicPlot Projects contain Tables, Figures and Fit Plots. MagicPlot Project files have .mppz extension.

  • Tables contain data in various formats.
  • Tables which contain associated data are located in one Folder.
  • Fit Plots are intended for non-linear curve fitting and subtracting baselines.
  • Figures are intended to graphically represent multiple data.

Project tree

Typically, you need to open, edit, process, plot and fit multiple data acquired in various experiments or series of experiments within single project. Ordinarily you have the source (imported) Table and a number of Tables with derivative data, such as Fourier transform or statistics of source Table data. MagicPlot automatically creates a new Folder every time you import new Table. All derivative data is stored in the same Folder by default. All Plots created from Tables in certain Folder are stored in the same Folder.

Close Unused Internal Windows

Feel free to close currently unused interval windows with Tables, Figures and Fit Plots. The data will not be deleted, the window will be closed only. You can open the closed window by double clicking on component in Project tree.

Undo/Redo and History

MagicPlot supports multiple steps undo/redo function with History dialog window. History dialog supports multiple undo and redo. Undone actions are marked light gray. Last saved state is set off in bold.

Undo/Redo and History menu History dialog

Where to start?

In most cases you may start with importing table from text file by clicking Project → Import Text Table menu item.

Creating Figures and Fit Plots

The easiest way to create Figure or Fit Plot is the following:

  • Select two columns (x and y) in Table containing your data
  • Select Create Figure or Create Fit Plot item in the Table context menu

You may also use Create Figure or Create Fit Plot buttons in the toolbar.

Adding New Table to Existing Folder

You can add new table to existing folder by selecting New Table in Folder context menu.

Folder context menu

Enter Expressions in any Numeric Field

MagicPlot can evaluate simple expressions entered in any numeric text field (brackets are supported, see formula syntax for details.) For example, you can enter 12/pi in circle width and height fields in Dimensions toolbar if you want its perimeter to be equal to 12 (remember that p=πd, where p is perimeter and d is diameter):

All numeric fields support expressions

getting_started.txt · Last modified: Sun Nov 8 12:21:24 2015 (external edit)