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GRACE(1)		    General Commands Manual		      GRACE(1)

NAME
       grace - command line interface
       xmgrace - full-featured GUI mode
       gracebat	- batch	mode - print and exit

DESCRIPTION
       Grace  is  a  WYSIWYG  tool to make two-dimensional plots of scientific
       data.

SYNOPSIS
       grace [ option |	filename ]...
       xmgrace [ option	| filename ]...
       gracebat	[ option | filename ]...

OPTIONS
       -autoscale x|y|xy|none
	      Set autoscale type

       -barebones
	      Turn off all toolbars

       -batch file
	      Execute batch file on start up (i.e., after  all	other  options
	      have been	processed and the UI initialized)

       -block file
	      Assume the data file is block data

       -bxy x:y:etc.
	      Form a set from the current block	data set using the current set
	      type from	columns	given in the argument

       -datehint iso|european|us|days|seconds|nohint
	      Set the hint for dates analysis

       -dpipe descriptor
	      Read data	from descriptor	on startup

       -fixed width height
	      Set canvas size fixed to width*height

       -free  Use free page layout

       -graph number
	      Set the current graph number

       -graphtype xy|chart|fixed|polar|pie
	      Set the type of the current graph

       -hardcopy
	      No interactive session, just print and quit

       -hdevice	device_name
	      Set default hardcopy device. See xmgrace -version	for a list  of
	      supported	devices.

       -install
	      Install private colormap

       -legend load
	      Turn the graph legend on

       -log x|y|xy
	      Set the axis scaling of the current graph	to logarithmic

       -maxpath	length
	      Set the maximal drawing path length

       -mono  Run grace	in monochrome mode (affects the	display	only)

       -netcdf file
	      Assume  data  file  is  in netCDF	format.	This option is present
	      only if the netCDF support was compiled in

       -netcdfxy X_var Y_var
	      If -netcdf was used previously, read from	the netCDF file	 X_var
	      and  Y_var  variables and	create a set.  If X_var	is "null" then
	      load the index of	Y to X.	 This option is	present	 only  if  the
	      netCDF support was compiled in

       -noask Assume the answer	is yes to all requests,	if the operation would
	      overwrite	a file,	grace will do so without prompting

       -noinstall
	      Don't use	private	colormap

       -noprint
	      In batch mode, do	not print

       -nosafe
	      Disable safe mode

       -nosigcatch
	      Don't catch signals

       -npipe file
	      Read data	from named pipe	on startup

       -nxy file
	      Assume data file is in X Y1 Y2 Y3	...  format

       -param file
	      Load parameters from file	to the current graph

       -pexec string
	      Interpret	string as a parameter setting

       -pipe  Read data	from stdin on startup

       -printfile file
	      Save print output	to file

       -remove
	      Remove data file(s) after	read

       -results	file
	      Write results of some data manipulations to file

       -rvideo
	      Exchange the color indices for black and white

       -safe  Run in the safe mode (default)

       -saveall	file
	      Save all to file

       -seed value
	      Integer seed for random number generator

       -settype	xy|xydx|...
	      Set the type of the next data file

       -source disk|pipe
	      Source type of next data file

       -timer delay
	      Set allowed time slice for real time inputs to delay ms

       -timestamp
	      Add timestamp to plot

       -version
	      Show the program version,	registered devices and build time con-
	      figuration information.

       -viewport xmin ymin xmax	ymax
	      Set the viewport for the current graph

       -wd path
	      Set the working directory

       -world xmin ymin	xmax ymax
	      Set the world coordinates	for the	current	graph

       -usage|-help
	      This message

RESOURCES
       When run	in the GUI mode, the interface is a subject to X resource set-
       tings.
	      Please refer to the User's Guide for a list of important ones.

ENVIRONMENT
       GRACE_HOME
	      Specifies	the directory  where  the  Grace  docs	and  libs  are
	      stored. Default is /usr/local/grace

       GRACE_HELPVIEWER
	      The  shell command to run	an HTML	viewer for on-line browsing of
	      the help documents. Must include at least	one instance  of  "%s"
	      which  will be replaced with the actual URL by Grace. Default is
	      mozilla %s

       GRACE_EDITOR
	      Specifies	the editor which is used  to  edit  sets.  Default  is
	      xterm -e vi

       GRACE_PRINT_CMD
	      The print	command.

       GRACE_FFTW_RAM_WISDOM
	      and GRACE_FFTW_WISDOM_FILE A flag	(0 or 1) and a file name which
	      determine	whether	a FFT should use `wisdom' when using the  FFTW
	      libraries.

FILES
       In  many	cases, when Grace needs	to access a file given with a relative
       pathname, it searches for the file along	the following path:
	./pathname:./.grace/pathname:~/.grace/pathname:$GRACE_HOME/pathname

       The following files are of a special importance:

       gracerc - init file loaded upon start up.

       templates/Default.agr - the default template,  loaded  whenever	a  new
       project is started.

       fonts/FontDataBase - the	file responsible for font configuration.

SEE ALSO
       grconvert(1), X(1) [or Xorg(1)],	Grace User's Guide

HOME PAGE
       http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/

BUGS
       The  best  way to submit	a bug report is	using the "Help/Comments" menu
       entry.  Alternatively, see the home page.

AUTHORS
       Grace is	derived	from ACE/gr (a.k.a Xmgr	) written by  Paul  J  Turner.
       From  version  number 4.00, the development was taken over by a team of
       volunteers under	the coordination of Evgeny Stambulchik.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Paul J Turner, Portland,	OR
       Copyright (c) 1996-2007 Grace Development Team

LICENSE
       The program is distributed under	the terms of the  GNU  General	Public
       License	as published by	the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
       of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

				 Jan 28, 2007			      GRACE(1)

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