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jgraph(1)		    General Commands Manual		     jgraph(1)

NAME
       jgraph -	filter for graph plotting to postscript

SYNTAX
       jgraph [-p] [-P]	[-L] [-comments] [filename ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Jgraph  takes the description of	a graph	or graphs and produces a post-
       script file on the standard output.  Jgraph is ideal for	 plotting  any
       mixture	of  scatter  point graphs, line	graphs,	and/or bar graphs, and
       embedding the output into LaTeX,	or any other  text  processing	system
       which can read postscript.

       Jgraph reads its	input from the specified files.	 If no files are spec-
       ified, then it reads from standard input.

       The graph description language is simple	enough	to  get	 nice  looking
       graphs  with  a minimum of effort, yet powerful enough to give the user
       the flexibility to tailor the appearance	of the graph to	his or her in-
       dividual	 preferences.  This includes plotting multiple graphs and lay-
       ing them	out separately on the page (or pages).

       As an example, if the user wanted to  simply  plot  the	points	(2,3),
       (4,5), (1,6), the following would be enough of a	specification file:

	    newgraph
	    newcurve pts 2 3 4 5 1 6

       Now,  if	the user wanted	to spruce the graph up by adding labels	to the
       axes, connecting	the points, and	titling	 the  graph,  then  the	 input
       could change to:

	    newgraph
	    newcurve pts 2 3 4 5 1 6 linetype solid
	    xaxis label	: X axis
	    yaxis label	: Y axis
	    title : This is an example graph

       If  the	user instead wanted this to be a bar graph with	different end-
       points on the axes, he/she could	simply change the input	to:

	    newgraph
	    xaxis min 0	max 5 label : X	axis
	    yaxis min 0	max 6 label : Y	axis
	    newcurve pts 2 3 4 5 1 6 marktype xbar
	    title : This is an example bar graph

       There are many more features of the description language, which are de-
       scribed	below  in  the	next section.  Features	which are not embedded
       within the description language are: line and  function	interpolation,
       function	plotting, and pie graphs.  The latter is impossible to do with
       the aid of jgraph, however, the others  can  be	effected  with	jgraph
       mixed with awk or c.  See FUNCTION PLOTTING AND OTHER NON-INHERENT FEA-
       TURES below.

       Also below is a section HINTS AND EXAMPLE GRAPHS, which may  give  good
       ideas on	how to use jgraph more effectively.

OPTIONS
       -P     The -P option produces postscript	which can be piped directly to
	      lpr, which can be	displayed in an	Xwindows environment  with  gs
	      (ghostscript).  Without this option, the output should be	embed-
	      ded within LaTeX or a similar text processing system.

       -L     The -L option produces a landscape plot.

       -p     The -p option re-prints the input	on the standard	 output,  only
	      with all the defaults made explicit.  This is useful for letting
	      the user do his/her own special formatting, as it	shows the  ex-
	      plicit  values that the defaults assume, so that they can	be ma-
	      nipulated.

       -comments
	      This option makes	jgraph put  comments  into  the	 output	 post-
	      script.	These  make it easier for the user to wade through the
	      final postscript if necessary.

THE DESCRIPTION	LANGUAGE
       The description	language  is  essentially  keywords  followed  by  at-
       tributes.  All keywords and attributes except for string	attributes are
       tokens -- non-white-space characters surrounded by  white-space.	  Spe-
       cial  tokens  are  ``(*'',  ``*)'',  ``include'', ``:'',	and ``shell'',
       which denote comments, include-file statements, string identifiers, and
       shell-include statements:

       Comments
	      Comments	are  surrounded	by the tokens ``(*'' ``*)'' as in Mod-
	      ula-2 (except that here, the tokens must be surrounded by	white-
	      space).  Comments	may be nested.	If the comment runs to the end
	      of a file, the last ``*)'' may be	omitted.

       Include-file statements
	      The token	following an ``include'' token is  expected  to	 be  a
	      file  name.   The	result of the statement	is to include the con-
	      tents of the file	at that	point.	Include-file statments can  be
	      nested within included files, and	within shell includes.

       Strings
	      In  places where strings are required (as	in graph and curve la-
	      bels), they are denoted by the token ``:''.  The second  charac-
	      ter  after  the  ``:''  starts  the string, and the next newline
	      character	terminates it.	Thus, the string ``Graph #1''  can  be
	      denoted as:

		   : Graph #1<newline>

	      or

		   :<newline>
		   Graph #1<newline>

	      One  can	get  multiline	strings	by making a backslash the last
	      character	before the newline on all but the last	line.	Notice
	      that  in strings white-space is not ignored.  This way of	denot-
	      ing strings allows the user to embed leading and	trailing  spa-
	      ces,  as	well as	the null string.  For example, the null	string
	      ``'' is represented by:

		   : <newline>

	      Once a string has	been started, it may  contain  any  character.
	      Specifically,  it	may contain the	sequence ``(*'', ``shell'', or
	      ``include'' without starting a  comment  or  including  a	 file.
	      Each  line  of  a	string must contain less than 1000 characters.
	      Otherwise	string sizes are limited only by the size of memory.

       Shell-include statements
	      Shell include statements are of the form ``shell'',  ``:'',  and
	      then  a  string.	The result of the statement is that the	string
	      is executed (using popen,	which passes the string	 to  sh),  and
	      the  standard  output is included	at that	point.	Shell-includes
	      can be freely nested within include-files	 and  other  shell-in-
	      cludes.	Shell commands may be more than	one line, but must not
	      exceed 1000 characters.  The shell statement is not (yet)	avail-
	      able on VMS.

       Notation
	      In the descriptions below:

	      tk {integer}
		     means that	token tk must be followed by an	integer.

	      tk [integer]
		     means  that tk may	be followed by an integer, but doesn't
		     have to.  In most cases, if tk is not followed by an  in-
		     teger, then the command denoted by	tk is ignored.

	      tk [{integer} {integer}]*
		     means that	tk must	be followed by an even number of inte-
		     gers.

	      Supported	types other than integer  are:	{float}	 for  floating
	      point  entries, {token} for any token, and {string} for a	string
	      as defined above.

       TOP-LEVEL DESCRIPTION COMMANDS

	      newgraph
		     This starts editing a new graph (see GRAPH	 EDITING  COM-
		     MANDS).   Note  that  multiple graphs may be drawn	on the
		     same page.

	      graph {integer}
		     This edits	the graph denoted by {integer}.	 If the	 graph
		     doesn't  exist,  then  this command creates it and	starts
		     editing it.  Newgraph is simply an	abbreviation for graph
		     n	where n=0 if this is the first graph, otherwise	n=m+1,
		     where m is	the largest number of any graph	so far.

	      copygraph	[integer]
		     This creates a new	graph, and copies all  the  attributes
		     from  the	graph [integer]'s x and	y axes,	as well	as its
		     x_translate and y_translate  values,  the	clipping,  the
		     legend  defaults, and the title defaults.	 If the	[inte-
		     ger] is omitted, then  it	copies	its  values  from  the
		     ``previous'' graph, which is defined to be	the graph with
		     the largest number	less than the currrent graph's number.
		     If	 the  current  graph  has the smallest number, then it
		     will take the  last  graph	 from  the  previous  page  of
		     graphs.  If there is no previous page, then an error will
		     be	flagged.  (copygraph does not copy the values  of  the
		     hash_at, mhash_at,	and hash_label attributes).

	      newpage
		     This  command  is	for plotting graphs on multiple	pages.
		     After a newpage, the graphs that the user enters will  be
		     plotted  on  a  new page.	New graphs and strings will be
		     numbered starting with 0.	Essentially,  newpage  is  the
		     same  as  appending together the output of	separate calls
		     of	jgraph on the text before the newpage, and on the text
		     after  the	 newpage.   Newpage  will  most	likely produce
		     bizarre results if	the -P option is not specified.

	      X	[float]
	      Y	[float]
		     Postscript	files to be embedded in	LaTeX (and some	 other
		     programs)	contain	 a  ``bounding box'' which defines the
		     area which	LaTeX will allocate for	the postscript.	 Other
		     programs  use  this bounding box as well, sometimes using
		     it	to define where	to clip	the postscript image.	Jgraph
		     uses the axis lines and labels, and the title to generate
		     its bounding box.	Most of	the time that's	good enough to
		     work  in  LaTeX.	The  Y	and X commands say to make the
		     height and	width of the bounding box at  least  Y	and  X
		     inches, respectively, but to maintain the current center-
		     ing of the	graph.	If you still need further control over
		     the  bounding box (e.g. to	change the centering), try the
		     bbox command.  If there's	more  than  one	 page  in  the
		     jgraph  file,  Y, X and bbox values can be	given for each
		     graph.

	      bbox float float float float
		     If	the Y and X commands aren't enough to help you	define
		     a good bounding box, this command lets you	explicitly en-
		     ter one which will	go directly into  the  jgraph  output.
		     Its  units	are the	final postscript units.	 It's probably
		     best to use the -p	option to see what the bounding	box is
		     that  jgraph  produces,  and  then	alter that accordingly
		     with bbox.	 The main use for this is to change the	 auto-
		     matic centering that jgraph performs:  Usually the	center
		     of	the bounding box that jgraph computes is  put  at  the
		     center  of	the page.  Changing the	bbox changes this cen-
		     ter.

	      preamble : {string}
	      preamble {token}
	      epilogue : {string}
	      epilogue {token}
		     These two commands	allow the user to include  strings  or
		     files  (the  token	 specifies the filename) which will be
		     copied directly into jgraph's output.   The  preamble  is
		     included  at the beginning	of the output (after some ini-
		     tial postscript to	set things up  for  jgraph),  and  the
		     epilogue is included at the end.  A good use for the pre-
		     amble is to set up	a postscript dictionary	if you're  us-
		     ing postscript marks.

       GRAPH EDITING COMMANDS
	      These  commands act on the current graph.	 Graph editing is ter-
	      minated when one of the top-level	description commands is	given.

	      xaxis
	      yaxis  Edit the x	or y axis (see AXIS EDITING COMMANDS)

	      newcurve
		     This starts editing a new curve of	the graph  (see	 CURVE
		     EDITING COMMANDS).

	      curve {integer}
		     This  edits the curve denoted by {integer}.  If the curve
		     doesn't exist, then this command creates  it  and	starts
		     editing  it.  Newcurve and	curve interact as newgraph and
		     graph do.

	      newline
		     This is an	abbreviation for:

		     newcurve marktype none linetype solid

	      copycurve	[integer]
		     This starts editing a new curve of	the graph, and	copies
		     all  its  values  except for the points from curve	[inte-
		     ger.] If the [integer] is omitted,	 then  it  copies  its
		     values  from the last curve in this graph.	 If this graph
		     currently has no curves, then it searches backwards  from
		     the previous graph.

	      title  This edits	the title of the graph (see LABEL EDITING COM-
		     MANDS).  The title	is given a default  location  centered
		     beneath  the  graph,  and a default font size of 12, how-
		     ever, as with all labels, this can	be changed.

	      legend The edits the legend of the  graph	 (see  LEGEND  EDITING
		     COMMANDS).	 As a default, the graph will contain a	legend
		     if	any of its curves have labels.

	      newstring
		     This edits	a new text  string  (see  LABEL	 EDITING  COM-
		     MANDS).   This  is	 useful	 as it allows the user to plot
		     text on the graph as well as curves.

	      string {integer}
	      copystring [integer]
		     String and	copystring are to newstring as curve and copy-
		     curve are to newcurve.

	      border
	      noborder
		     Border  draws  a square border around the area defined by
		     the axes.	Noborder specifies no border.  Noborder	is the
		     default.

	      clip
	      noclip Clip  specifies  that  all	 curves	 in  the graph will be
		     clipped --	that is, no points outside of the of axes will
		     be	 plotted.   Clipping  can  also	be specified on	a per-
		     curve basis.  The default is noclip.

	      inherit_axes
		     This is an	old command which is kept for backward compat-
		     ibility.  Copycurve.  is equivalent to:

		     newgraph inherit_axes

	      x_translate [float]
	      y_translate [float]
		     By	 default, the bottom left-hand corner of each graph is
		     at	point (0,0) (final postscript units).  X_translate and
		     Y_translate  translate the	bottom left-hand corner	of the
		     graph [float] inches.  The	main use of this  is  to  draw
		     more  than	one graph on a page.  Note that	jgraph consid-
		     ers all the graphs	drawn on the page when it computes its
		     bounding  box  for	centering.  Thus, if only one graph is
		     drawn, it will always be centered on the page, regardless
		     of	 its X_translate and Y_translate values.  These	values
		     are used for relative placement of	the graphs.
			To change the centering	of the graphs, use bbox.

	      X	[float]
	      Y	[float]
		     These are the same	as X and Y in the Top-level  commands,
		     except  that  they	let the	user continue editing the cur-
		     rent graph.

       SIMPLE AXIS EDITING COMMANDS
	      These commands act on the	current	axis as	 chosen	 by  xaxis  or
	      yaxis  (see  GRAPH  EDITING  COMMANDS).  Axis editing terminates
	      when a graph or top-level	command	is given.  There are more  ad-
	      vanced  axis  editing commands given below which have to do with
	      moving the hash marks, adding new	hash marks  and	 labels,  etc.
	      See ADVANCED AXIS	EDITING	COMMANDS.

	      linear
	      log    Set  the axis to be linear	or logarithmic.	The default is
		     linear.  If the axis is set to be logarithmic, then  val-
		     ues  <=  0.0  will	be disallowed, as they are at negative
		     infinity on the axis.

	      min [float]
	      max [float]
		     Set the minimum and maximum values	 of  this  axis.   De-
		     faults  depend  on	the points given.  They	can be seen by
		     using the -p option.  Unless stated, all units (for exam-
		     ple  point	 plotting,  string  plotting, etc.) will be in
		     terms of the min and max values of	the x and y axes.

	      size [float]
		     Set the size of this axis in inches.

	      log_base [float]
		     Set the base of the logarithmic axis. Default = 10.  This
		     is	 the  value which determines which hash	marks and hash
		     labels are	automatically produced.

	      hash [float]
		     Hash marks	will be	[float]	units apart.   Default	=  -1.
		     If	this value equals 0, then there	will be	no hash	marks.
		     If	this value is less than	0, then	the hash marks will be
		     automatically  set	 by jgraph (see	-p for the value).  By
		     default, each hash	mark will be labeled with  its	value.
		     Hash and shash are	ignored	if the axes are	logarithmic.

	      shash [float]
		     Make sure there is	a hash mark at the point [float] along
		     the axis.	The default is set by jgraph if	hash = -1.  If
		     hash  is  set  by the user, shash is defaulted to the min
		     value of the axis.

	      mhash [integer]
		     Put [integer] minor hash marks  between  the  above  hash
		     marks.  Default = -1.  If this value equals 0, then there
		     will be no	minor hash marks.  If this value is  negative,
		     then  the	value will be chosen by	jgraph (see -p for the
		     value).

	      precision	[integer]

	      hash_format token
		     These control how jgraph formats the automatic  hash  la-
		     bels.   The user shouldn't	have to	worry about these val-
		     ues, except in extreme cases.  Jgraph uses	printf to for-
		     mat  the  labels.	If hash_format is ``f''	(the default),
		     then the value of a hash label is printed with

		   printf("%.*f", precision, value).

	      Other valid hash_format values  are  ``G'',  ``g'',  ``E'',  and
	      ``e''.   ``G'' is	a good generic format which converts to	scien-
	      tific notation if	the value becomes too big or  too  small.   If
	      the  precision  is negative, then	jgraph chooses a default:  For
	      ``g'' and	``G'', the default is 6.  For ``e'' and	``E'', the de-
	      fault  is	 0, and	for ``f'', jgraph tries	to determine a reason-
	      able default.  Please read the man page of printf(1) for a  com-
	      plete description	of how it formats floating point numbers.

	      label  Edit the label of this axis (see LABEL EDITING COMMANDS).
		     By	default, the label is in font ``Times-Bold'', and  has
		     a font size of 10.	 If the	user doesn't change any	of the
		     plotting attributes of the	label, jgraph chooses  an  ap-
		     propriate place for the axis label.

	      draw_at [float]
		     Draw  the axis line at this point on the other axis.  The
		     default is	usually	 the  other  axis's  min,  however  if
		     hash_scale	 is  positive  (see  hash_scale	under ADVANCED
		     AXIS EDITING), it will be the other axis's	max.

	      nodraw Do	not draw the axis, the hash marks or any labels.  This
		     is	useful for plotting points with	no axes, and for over-
		     laying graphs on top of  one  another  with  no  clashes.
		     This  is  equivalent to no_draw_axis, no_draw_axis_label,
		     no_draw_hash_marks, and no_draw_hash_labels.

	      draw   Cancels the effect	of nodraw.  Default = draw.   This  is
		     equivalent	      to      draw_axis,      draw_axis_label,
		     draw_hash_marks, and draw_hash_labels.

	      grid_lines
	      no_grid_lines
		     Grid_lines	specifies to plot a grid line  at  each	 major
		     hash mark on this axis.  The default is no_grid_lines.

	      mgrid_lines
	      no_mgrid_lines
		     Mgrid_lines  specifies  to	plot a grid line at each minor
		     hash mark on this axis.  The default is no_mgrid_lines.

       CURVE EDITING COMMANDS
	      These commands act on the	current	curve as chosen	by newcurve or
	      curve  (see  GRAPH  EDITING COMMANDS).  Curve editing terminates
	      when a graph or top-level	command	is given.

	      pts [{float} {float}]*
		     This sets the points to plot in this  curve.   The	 first
		     float is the x value, and the second float	is the y value
		     of	the point.  Points are plotted in the order specified.
		     This  command  stops  reading  points when	a non-float is
		     given.  The user can specify this command multiple	 times
		     within a curve -- each time, simply more points are added
		     to	the curve.

	      x_epts [{float} {float} {float} {float}]*
	      y_epts [{float} {float} {float} {float}]*
		     This allows the user to specify points  and  ``confidence
		     values''  (otherwise known	as ``error bars'').  The first
		     two floats	specify	the x and y values of  the  point,  as
		     above.   If  x_epts  is  specified,   then	the second two
		     floats specify range or confidence	values for the x value
		     of	 the  point.   Error  bars  will be printed to each of
		     these x values (using the original	point's	y value)  from
		     the original point.  Similarly, y_epts specifies range or
		     confidence	values for the y  value	 of  the  point.   pts
		     x_epts and	y_epts can all be intermixed.

	      marktype
		     This  sets	 the  kind  of	mark  that is plotted for this
		     curve.  Valid marks are: circle, box, diamond,  triangle,
		     x,	 cross,	 ellipse,  xbar,  ybar,	text, postscript, eps,
		     none, and variants	of general.  Most of these  are	 self-
		     explanatory, except for the last few:
		       Xbar makes the curve into a bar graph with the bars go-
		     ing to the	x axis.	 Ybar has the  bars  going  to	the  y
		     axis.
		       Text  lets  the	user plot text instead of a mark.  The
		     text is editted as	a label	(see LABEL  EDITING  COMMANDS)
		     immediately  following  the  text	command.   The x and y
		     fields of the label have special meanings here:  They de-
		     fine  where the label is to be printed in relation	to the
		     curve points.  For	example, if they are both 0, the label
		     will  be  printed	directly on the	curve points.  If x is
		     1.0 and y is -1.0,	then the label	will  be  printed  one
		     unit  to  the  right  and one unit	below the curve	points
		     (units are	units of the x and  y  axes).	Default	 label
		     values are	0 for x	and y, and center justification.
		       Postscript: See the postscript token below.
		       Eps: See	the eps	token below.
		       None means that no mark will be plotted (this is	useful
		     for drawing lines).
		       There are four types of general marks, which work using
		     the  gmarks  command described below.  The	four marktypes
		     are general, general_nf, general_bez, and general_bez_nf.
		       By default, a new mark is chosen	for each curve.

	      marksize [float] [float]
		     This sets the size	of the mark.  The first	[float]	is the
		     width  of	the mark, and the second is the	height.	 Units
		     are those of the x	and y axes respectively,  unless  that
		     axis  is logarithmic, in which case the units are inches.
		     Negative marksizes	are allowed (e.g.  a  negative	height
		     will flip a triangle mark).  The default mark size	can be
		     determined	using the -p option of jgraph

	      mrotate [float]
		     This allows the user to rotate the	mark [float]  degrees.
		     Default is	zero.

	      gray [float]
	      color [float float float]
		     These  specify  either  the  grayness of the curve	or its
		     color.  Values for	gray should be from  0	(black)	 to  1
		     (white).	Values	for  color should also be from 0 to 1.
		     They are RGB values, and thus define the amount  of  red,
		     green  and	 blue  in  the curve respectively.  Specifying
		     color nullifies the gray value, and vice versa.  The  de-
		     fault is gray 0

	      fill [float]
	      cfill [float float float]
		     This  sets	 the  filling of marks which define an area to
		     fill (e.g.	 box, circle,  xbar).	fill  defines  a  gray
		     value,  and  cfill	 defines  a  color value (see gray and
		     color above for a description of the units).  The default
		     is	fill 0 (black).

	      pattern token [float]
		     This defines the how the mark is to be filled.  Token may
		     be	solid (the default), stripe, or	 estripe.   If	solid,
		     then  the	float  is  ignored, and	the mark is completely
		     filled in with either the gray value defined by  fill  or
		     the  color	 value	defined	by cfill.  If stripe, then the
		     mark will be filled with stripes of either	the gray value
		     defined  by  fill	or  the	 color	defined	by cfill.  The
		     stripes will be rotated by	float degrees.	 Estripe  dif-
		     fers  from	 stripe	only in	that stripe draws stripes on a
		     white background, while estripe simply draws the  stripes
		     on	an empty background.

	      poly
	      nopoly
	      pfill [float]
	      pcfill [float float float]
	      ppattern token [float]
		     Poly  allows the user to make jgraph treat	the curve as a
		     closed polygon (or	in the case  of	 a  bezier,  a	closed
		     bezier  curve).   pfill, pcfill and ppattern  specify the
		     filling of	the polygon, and work  like  fill,  cfill  and
		     pattern above.  The default is nopoly.

	      gmarks [{float} {float}]*
		     Gmarks is a way for the user to define custom marks.  For
		     each mark on (x,y), Each pair  of	{float_x},  {float_y},
		     will  define  a  point  on	the mark (x + (float_x * mark-
		     size_x / 2), y + (float_y * marksize_y / 2)).
		       Thus, for example, the box mark could be	defined	as

		   gmarks -1 -1	-1 1 1 1 1 -1
		   marktype general

	      The  marktypes  general,	general_nf,  general_bez,   and	  gen-
	      eral_bez_nf, allow the gmarks points to define a closed polygon,
	      a	line, a	closed bezier curve and	a regular bezier curve respec-
	      tively (the ``nf'' stands	for ``non-filled'').

	      postscript : {string}
	      postscript {token}
		     This  allows  the	user  to  enter	direct postscript as a
		     mark.  It automatically sets the marktype to  postscript.
		     If	 a  string is entered, then that string	is used	as the
		     mark in the jgraph	output.	 If a token is	entered,  then
		     that  token  must	stand  for  a  filename, which will be
		     copied to the output once for every mark.	The postscript
		     will  be set up so	that when the string or	file is	put to
		     the output, (0, 0)	of the the axes	is in  the  middle  of
		     the mark, it is rotated by	mrotate	degrees, and scaled by
		     (marksize_x / 2), marksize_y / 2).	 Thus,	the  box  mark
		     could be defined as:

		   postscript :	1 setlinewidth -1 -1 moveto -1 1 lineto	\
				1 1 lineto 1 -1	lineto -1 -1 lineto stroke

	      If  the  marksize_x is defined to	be (0, 0), then	jgraph does no
	      scaling.	This is	useful when the	postscript  has	 strings,  and
	      the user does not	want the strings to be scaled.

	      eps {token}
		     This  allows  the	user  to include an encapsulated post-
		     script file and treat it as  a  mark.   It	 automatically
		     sets  the	marktype  to  eps.  The	file will be scaled so
		     that the bounding box is  marksize	 units.	  Among	 other
		     things,  this  allows  the	 user  to include whole	jgraph
		     files as marks.  Please see ad.jgr,  explained  in	 HINTS
		     AND EXAMPLE GRAPHS	below for an example of	this feature.

	      larrows
	      rarrows
	      nolarrows
	      norarrows
		     Rarrows  specifies	 to  draw an arrow at the end of every
		     line segment in the curve.	 Larrows specifies to draw  an
		     arrow  at	the beginning of every line segment.  The size
		     of	the arrows can be changed by using asize.  The default
		     is	nolarrows and norarrows.
		       Arrows  always  go exactly to the point specified, with
		     the exception of when the	marktype  is  ``circle''.   In
		     this case,	the arrow goes to the edge of the circle.

	      larrow
	      rarrow
	      nolarrow
	      norarrow
		     This  is  analgous	to the above, except that with larrow,
		     the only arrow drawn is to	the  beginning	of  the	 first
		     segment  in  the  curve,  and with	rarrow,	the only arrow
		     drawn is to the end of the	last segment.

	      asize [float] [float]
		     This sets the size	of the arrows.	The first [float] con-
		     trols  the	 arrow's width.	 Its units are those of	the x-
		     axis.  The	second [float] controls	 the  arrow's  height.
		     It	 is  in	the units of the y-axis.  Use the -p option of
		     jgraph to see the default values.

	      afill [float]
	      afill [float]
	      apattern token [float]
		     These  control  the  grayness  or	color  of  arrowheads.
		     Afill,  acfill and	apattern work in the same way as fill,
		     cfill and pattern described above.	 The default is	 afill
		     0 (black).

	      linetype [token]
		     This  defines the type of the line	connecting the points.
		     Valid entries are solid, dotted, dashed,  longdash,  dot-
		     dash, dotdotdash, dotdotdashdash, general,	and none.  The
		     default is	none.  General lets the	user  define  his  own
		     linetype	using  the  glines  command  described	below.
		     Points are	connected in the order in which	they  are  in-
		     serted using the pts command.

	      glines [float]*
		     This  lets	 the user specify the exact dashing of a line.
		     The format	is as in postscript -- the first number	is the
		     length of the first dash, the second is the length	of the
		     space after the first dash, etc.	For  example,  dotdash
		     could be defined as ``glines 5 3 1	3''.

	      linethickness [float]
		     This  defines  the	line thickness (in absolute postscript
		     units) of the connecting line.  Default = 1.0.

	      bezier
	      nobezier
		     Bezier specifies to use the curve's points	to define suc-
		     cessive  bezier  curves.  The first point is the starting
		     point.  The next two are control points  for  the	bezier
		     curve  and	 the next point	is the ending point.  If there
		     is	another	bezier,	this ending point is also  the	begin-
		     ning  point  of  the next curve.  The next	two points are
		     again control points, and the next	point  is  the	ending
		     point.   Thus,  a	bezier	must  have a total of (3n + 1)
		     points, where n is	at least 1.
		       In bezier curves, marks and arrows only apply to	 every
		     third point.  Nobezier is the default.

	      clip   This  specifies  that  this curve will be clipped -- that
		     is, no points outside of the of axes will be plotted.

	      noclip This turns	off clipping.  If clipping was	specified  for
		     the  entire  graph, then noclip has no effect.  Noclip is
		     the default.

	      label  This edits	the label of this curve	for  the  purposed  of
		     drawing a legend.	(see LABEL EDITING COMMANDS and	LEGEND
		     EDITING COMMANDS).	 Unless	the legend  entry  is  custom,
		     setting  any  label  attribute except for the text	itself
		     will have no effect.

       LABEL EDITING COMMANDS
	      The following commands are  used	for  editing  labels.	Unless
	      stated  otherwise,  the  defaults	are written with each command.
	      Label editing terminates when one	of these tokens	is not given.

	      :	{string}
		     This sets the string of the label.	 If no string is  set,
		     the label will not	be printed.

	      x	[float]
	      y	[float]
		     This  sets	the x or y coordinate of the label.  Units are
		     the units of the x	and y axes respectively.

	      font [token]
		     This sets the font.  Default is usually ``Times-Roman''.

	      fontsize [float]
		     This sets the fontsize in points.	Default	is usually 9.

	      linesep [float]
		     This sets the distance between lines  in  multilined  la-
		     bels.  Units are points.  The default is the fontsize.

	      hjl
	      hjc
	      hjr    These  set	 the horizontal	justification to left, center,
		     and right,	respectively.  Default = hjc.

	      vjt
	      vjc
	      vjb    These set the vertical justification to top  center,  and
		     bottom, respectively.  Default = vjb.

	      rotate [float]
		     This  will	 rotate	the string [float] degrees.  The point
		     of	rotation is defined by the vj and  hj  commands.   For
		     example,  to  rotate  90  degrees	about  the center of a
		     string, one would use vjc hjc rotate 90.

	      lgray [float]
	      lcolor [float float float]
		     These control the color or	the grayness of	the label.  It
		     works just	as gray	and color do for curves	and axes.  The
		     default depends on	the context.  For example, for strings
		     and the title, the	default	is black.  For axis labels and
		     hash labels, the default is the color of the  axis.   For
		     text as marks, the	default	is the curve color.

       LEGEND EDITING COMMANDS
	      These  commands  allow  the  user	to alter the appearance	of the
	      legend.  Legends are printed out for each	curve  having  a  non-
	      null  label.  The	legend entries are printed out in the order of
	      ascending	curve numbers.	Legend editing terminates when a graph
	      command or top level command is issued.

	      In  earlier versions of jgraph (before version 8.0), the charac-
	      teristics	of each	legend entry were set in the label portion  of
	      the  entry's  curve.   Thus, for example,	if you wanted each en-
	      try's fontsize to	be 18, you had	to  set	 it  in	 each  entry's
	      curve.   Now, default legend entry characteristics are set using
	      the defaults keyword.  Unless  a	custom	legend	is  specified,
	      these  default  values  override	any  values set	in the entry's
	      curve.  Thus, to get all entries to have a fontsize  of  18,  it
	      must be set using	defaults fontsize 18.

	      If legend	editing	seems cryptic, try the following example:

	    newgraph
	    newcurve marktype box linetype solid label : Solid box
		 pts 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1
	    newcurve marktype circle linetype dotted label : Dotted circle
		 pts 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 2
	    newcurve marktype x	linetype dashed	label :	Dashed x
		 pts 0 2 1 3 2 3 3 3
	       legend defaults
		 font Times-Italic fontsize 14 x 1.5 y 3.5 hjc vjb

       The  legend of this graph should	be centered over the top of the	graph,
       and all legend entries should be	14pt Times-Italic.

	      on
	      off    These turn	printing of the	legend on and  off.   The  de-
		     fault is on (but, of course, if there are no curve	labels
		     defined, there will be no legend).

	      linelength [float]
		     This sets the length of the line printed in front of leg-
		     end  entries  corresponding  to  curves which have	lines.
		     Units are those of	the x axis, unless the x axis is loga-
		     rithmic, in which case the	units are inches.  The default
		     may be gotten using the -p	option.

	      linebreak	[float]
		     This sets the vertical distance between individual	legend
		     entries.	Units  are  those  of the y axis, unless the y
		     axis is logarithmic, in which case	the units are  inches.
		     The default may be	gotten using the -p option.

	      midspace [float]
		     This  sets	 one  of two things.  If any of	the legend en-
		     tries have	lines in them, then this sets the distance be-
		     tween  the	 end  of  the  line and	the legend entry text.
		     Otherwise,	this sets the distance between center  of  the
		     mark and the legend entry text.  Units are	those of the x
		     axis, unless the x	axis is	logarithmic, in	which case the
		     units are inches.	The default may	be gotten using	the -p
		     option.

	      defaults
		     This lets the user	change the attributes  of  all	legend
		     entries.	The defaults are editted as a label (see LABEL
		     EDITING COMMANDS).	 A few of the label fields  have  spe-
		     cial  meanings:   The  :  field  is ignored.  The x and y
		     fields define where the label will	be  printed.   The  hj
		     and  vj  fields  define  the  justification of the	legend
		     about the x and y point.  Thus, if	x is 10	and y  is  15,
		     and  hjc  vjb are specified, then the legend will be cen-
		     tered horizontally	about x=10, and	the bottom of the leg-
		     end  will	be placed on y=15.  This is analagous to label
		     plotting.	The rotate field is also  analagous  to	 label
		     plotting.

		     Defaults  are as follows.	Rotate is 0.  font is ``Times-
		     Roman'' and fontsize is 9.	 The color is black.   Default
		     justification is hjl and vjc.  The	default	x and y	values
		     are set according to the hj and vj	fields.	  See  the  -p
		     option.

	      left
	      right  These  will automatically produce a legend	to the left or
		     the right of the graph.  Left is equivalent  to  defaults
		     hjr vjc and right is equivalent to	defaults hjl vjc.

	      top
	      bottom These  will  automatically	produce	a legend on the	top or
		     the bottom	of the graph.  Top is equivalent  to  defaults
		     hjl vjb
		      and bottom is equivalent to defaults hjl vjt.

	      x	[float]
	      y	[float]
		     These  are	 included mainly for backward compatability to
		     earlier versions of jgraph.  Setting x and	y  is  equiva-
		     lent to ``defaults	x float	y float	hjl vjt''

	      custom This  lets	 the user control where	each individual	legend
		     entry goes.  The values of	the defaults  fields  are  ig-
		     nored,  and instead, the values of	the curve's labels are
		     used.  All	justifications have  defined  results,	except
		     for  hjc.	 Similarly, rotation other than	0 is likely to
		     produce bad effects.

       ADVANCED	AXIS EDITING
	      These are	more advanced commands for editing an axis.  This  in-
	      cludes  drawing  explicit	hash marks and labels, moving the hash
	      marks, axes, and labels, not drawing  the	 hash  marks,  labels,
	      axes, etc.

	      gray [float]
	      color [float float float]
		     These  specify  either  the  grayness  of the axis	or its
		     color.  Values for	gray should be from  0	(black)	 to  1
		     (white).	Values	for  color should also be from 0 to 1.
		     They are RGB values, and thus define the amount  of  red,
		     green  and	 blue  in  the	axis respectively.  Specifying
		     color nullifies the gray value, and vice versa.  The  de-
		     fault  is	gray 0.	 These values affect every part	of the
		     axis:  the	label, the hash	marks  and  labels,  the  axis
		     line and the grid lines.

	      grid_gray	[float]
	      grid_color [float	float float]
	      mgrid_gray [float]
	      mgrid_color [float float float]
		     These  allow  the user to define the grayness or color of
		     the gridlines and the mgridlines  to  be  different  from
		     those  of	the  axis  lines.   The	 default grid_gray and
		     grid_color	is the same as the axis's gray and color.  The
		     default   mgrid_gray  and	mgrid_color  is	 the  same  as
		     grid_gray and grid_color.

	      hash_at [float]
		     Draw a hash mark at this point.  No  label	 is  made  for
		     this hash mark.

	      mhash_at [float]
		     Draw a minor hash mark at this point.

	      hash_label
		     Edit a hash label (see HASH LABEL EDITING COMMANDS).

	      hash_labels
		     Edit  the	default	 characteristics  of  the hash labels.
		     This is so	that the user can change the fontsize,	justi-
		     fication,	etc., of the hash labels.  Editing hash_labels
		     is	just like editing normal  labels  (see	LABEL  EDITING
		     COMMANDS),	except that the	:, x, and y values are all ig-
		     nored. Defaults for hash labels  are  as  follows:	 Font-
		     size=9,  Font=``Times-Roman'', Justification is dependent
		     on	whether	it is the x or y axis and  whether  hash_scale
		     is	positive or negative.

	      hash_scale [float]
		     This  is  to  change the size and orientation of the hash
		     marks.  Default = -1.0.  Changing this to -2.0 will  dou-
		     ble  the length of	the hash marks.	 Changing this to +1.0
		     will make the hash	marks come above or to	the  right  of
		     the axis.

	      draw_hash_marks_at [float]
		     By	 default, the hash marks are drawn either above	or be-
		     low the axis.  This command changes where they are	drawn.
		     Hash_scale	 still determines whether they are drawn above
		     or	below this point, and their size.

	      draw_hash_labels_at [float]
		     By	default, the hash labels are drawn either above	or be-
		     low   the	 hash  marks  (again,  this  is	 dependent  on
		     hash_scale).  This	command	changes	where they are	drawn.
		     Justification and fontsize, etc., can be changed with the
		     hash_labels command.

	      auto_hash_marks
	      no_auto_hash_marks
		     This toggles whether or  not  jgraph  will	 automatically
		     create  hash marks	according to hash, mhash and shash (or
		     log_base and mhash	for logarithmic	axes).	The default is
		     auto_hash_marks.

	      auto_hash_labels
	      no_auto_hash_labels
		     This  toggles  whether  or	 not jgraph will automatically
		     create hash labels	for the	 auto_hash_marks.   Default  =
		     auto_hash_labels.

	      draw_axis
	      no_draw_axis
		     This  toggles whether or not the axis line	is drawn.  De-
		     fault = draw_axis.

	      draw_axis_label
	      no_draw_axis_label
		     This toggles whether or not the axis label	(as editted by
		     the label command)	is drawn.  Default = draw_axis_label.

	      draw_hash_marks
	      no_draw_hash_marks
		     This  toggles  whether  or	not the	hash marks (both auto-
		     matic and those created with hash_at  and	mhash_at)  are
		     drawn.  Default = draw_hash_marks.

	      draw_hash_labels
	      no_draw_hash_labels
		     This  toggles  whether  or	not the	hash labels are	drawn.
		     Default = draw_hash_labels.

       HASH LABEL EDITING COMMANDS
	      Hash labels are simply strings  printed  along  the  appropriate
	      axis.   As  a  default, they are printed at the place denoted by
	      the most recent hash_at or mhash_at for this axis, but this  can
	      be  changed  by the at command.  If there	has been no hash_at or
	      mhash_at,	then an	at command must	be given, or there will	be  an
	      error.   Hash  editing  terminates when either one of these com-
	      mands is not given.

	      :	{string}
		     This sets the string of the hash label (see Strings above
		     under THE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE).

	      at [float]
		     This  sets	 the location of the hash label	along the cur-
		     rent axis.

FUNCTION PLOTTING AND OTHER NON-INHERENT FEATURES
       Although	jgraph doesn't have any	built-in functions  for	 interpolation
       or function plotting, both can be effected in jgraph with a little out-
       side help:

       Function	plotting
	      With the include and shell statement, it's easy to create	a file
	      of  points of a function with a c	or awk program,	and include it
	      into a graph.  See the section HINTS AND EXAMPLE GRAPHS  for  an
	      example of a sin graph produced in this manner.

       Point interpolation
	      Point  interpolation  is	essentially the	same as	function plot-
	      ting, and	therefore is left out of jgraph.  The  UNIX  spline(1)
	      routine  is  a  simple  way to get interpolation between points.
	      See bailey.jgr described below.  Maybe in	a future release.

HINTS AND EXAMPLE GRAPHS
       Jgraph should be	able to	draw any kind of scatter/line/bar graph	that a
       user  desires.	To  embellish  the graph with extra text, axes,	lines,
       etc., it	is helpful to use copygraph.   The  following  example	graphs
       show a few examples of different	features of jgraph.  They should be in
       the directory JGRAPH_DIR.

       - acc.jgr is a simple bar graph.	 Acc.tex is also included to show  how
       one  can	 include the output of jgraph in a LaTeX file.	To get this to
       work, you might have to substitute the  entire  pathname	 of  the  file
       acc.jps in the acc.tex file.

       -  g8.jgr  is a simple graph with some plotted text.  - g8col.jgr shows
       how to produce a	color background -- it is
	 the same as g8.jgr only all on	a yellow background.  -	ebars.jgr is a
       simple  graph  with error bars.	- sin.jgr shows	how a sin function can
       be plotted using	a simple c program to produce the sin wave.  Moreover,
       this file shows a use of	copygraph to plot an extra x and y axis	at the
       0 point.

       - sin1.jgr is a further extension of sin.jgr only with one x and	y axis
       at 0, but with the axis labels at the left and the bottom of the	graph.

       - sin2.jgr is a different sin wave with a logarithmic x axis.

       -  sin3.jgr  shows  how	a  bizarre effect can be gotten	by sorting the
       points in a different manner.

       - bailey.jgr shows how to use the UNIX spline(1)	routine	to get	inter-
       polation	between	points.

       -  gpaper.jgr  shows how	you can	get jgraph to easily produce graph pa-
       per.

       - g9n10.jgr contains two	graphs with complicated	legends.  It  contains
       a description of	how the	legend was created.

       -  ex1.jgr and ex2.jgr are two examples which were figures 1 and	two in
       an extended abstract for	a paper	about jgraph.

       - mab2.jgr is a graph created by	Matt Blaze which shows how  a  compli-
       cated  output  graph can	be quite concisely and simply stated.  In this
       graph, the x axis is a time line.  It shows usage of the	hash_label and
       hash_labels commands, as	well as	displaying how jgraph lets you extract
       data from output	files with awk.

       - nr.jgr	is an example of a rather complicated bar graph	 with  stripe-
       filled bars.  It	was created by Norman Ramsey.

       - hypercube.jgr shows an	interesting use	of jgraph for picture-drawing.

       - ad.jgr	is an example which shows how one can include jgraph output as
       jgraph input.  The file uses the	 eps  token  to	 include  cube.jgr,  a
       jgraph drawing of an Intel hypercube, and disk.jgr, a jgraph drawing of
       a disk, in a picture.

       - alb.jgr is another use	of jgraph for picture drawing.	This file  was
       created	by  an awk script which	Adam Buchsbaum wrote to	draw trees and
       graphs.

       - wortman.jgr is	a neat graph of	processor utilization written by  Dave
       Wortman	for  SIGPLAN '92.  It was created by an	awk script, which pro-
       cessed the data and emitted the jgraph.

       To view these graphs, use jgraph	-P, and	view the resulting output file
       with  gs, or a similar postscript viewer.  To make a hard copy of these
       graphs, pipe the	output of jgraph -P directly to	lpr.

USING JGRAPH TO	DRAW PICTURES
       As hypercube.jgr	and alb.jgr show, jgraph can be	used as	 a  postscript
       preprocessor  to	 make drawings.	 There are two advantages using	jgraph
       to draw pictures	instead	of using standard  drawing  tools  like	 xfig,
       figtool,	 or  idraw.   The  first is that with jgraph, you know exactly
       where strings, lines, boxes, etc, will end up, because  you  plot  them
       explicitly.   The second	advantage is that for iterative	drawings, with
       lots of patters,	you can	combine	jgraph with awk	or c or	any other pro-
       gramming	 language  to  get complex output in a simple way.  Most what-
       you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) drawing tools cannot do this.

       The major disadvantage of using jgraph to draw pictures is that	jgraph
       is  not	WYSIWYG.   You	have to	set up axes and	plot points, lines and
       strings.	 It's all a matter of taste.

       If you'd	like to	see some more complex pictures drawn with  jgraph,  as
       well  as	 some  hints  to  make	picture-drawing	 easier, send me email
       (jsp@princeton.edu).

EMBEDDING THE OUTPUT IN	LATEX
       I haven't read the manuals, but the way I've been loading  these	 files
       into LaTeX has been as follows:

       1.  Toward the beginning	of my LaTeX file, I've had ``\input{psfig}''
       2.  Where I've wanted my	file, I've put:

	   \begin{figure}
	   \centerline{\psfig{figure=<path-name>/<filename-of-jgraph-output>}}
	   \end{figure}

	   Some	versions of dvips or dvi2ps work without the path-name.	 Others
	   require that	the path-name be present.

       3.  After running latex on the file, do

	   lpr -d file.dvi

       4.  If that doesn't work, try dvips-ing the file	and printing the postscript.

BUGS
       Logarithmic  axes  cannot  contain  points <= 0.	 If I have enough com-
       plaints to convince me that this	is a bug, I'll try to fix it.

       There is	no real	way to make the	axes such that they decrease from left
       to  right  or  low  to high -- or at least not without writing your own
       hash labels.

       There may well be loads of other	bugs.  Send to jsp@princeton.edu.

       This is $Revision: 8.3 $.

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