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TABLIX(1)		     Tablix User's Manual		     TABLIX(1)

NAME
tablix2_plot - Tablix data plotter

SYNOPSIS
tablix2_plot command [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
Tablix	is  a  powerful	 free  software	kernel for solving general timetabling
problems. It uses a coarse-grained parallel genetic algorithm  in  combination
with  other  techniques	 to  construct	sensible timetables from XML formatted
problem	descriptions. Tablix can run on	a single host as well as on a  hetero-
geneous	parallel virtual machine using PVM3.

tablix2_plot  can  be  used  to	 plot  various types of	population convergence
graphs using data in files usually named conv0.txt , conv1.txt ,  ...	Tablix
will  save convergence data into these files if	it was compiled	with the --en-
able-conv option.

These graphs can be useful for example to get a	rough  estimate	 of  time  re-
quired	to  solve  a  particular problem (note that tablix2_plot can be	safely
used with files	that are still written to by a running Tablix session).

Graphs are plotted with	gnuplot	using the default output terminal (which is in
most  cases  a	X11 display). Encapsulated postscript files can	be obtained by
setting	EPSOUTPUT environment variable.	Scalable vector	graphics files can  be
obtained  by  setting  SVGOUTPUT  environment  variable. The contents of these
variables are used by tablix2_plot as a	file name to write to.

OPTIONS
tablix2_plot --conv-fitness [ --scale SCALE ] [	PREFIX ] ...
 Plot population convergence graph using convergence data in  files  conv*.txt
 in the	current	directory. One line is drawn for each computing	node. It shows
 the fitness value of the best timetable versus	generation count.

 Use the PREFIX	option,	if you used the	-o option with	Tablix.	 You  can  use
 more  than  one PREFIX	option to plot multiple	convergence graphs in one win-
 dow.

 Use the SCALE option to adjust	the vertical scale.

tablix2_plot --fit-fitness [ --scale SCALE ] [ PREFIX ]	...
 Same as --conv-fitness	above, except that an  exponential  function  is  also
 drawn	on  the	 graph	using least squares fitting. This can be used to get a
 rough estimate	of the time required to	find a solution.

 The SCALE parameter is	used to	adjust the horizontal scale in this case.

tablix2_plot --functions [ --scale SCALE ] CONVFILE
 Plot the return value of each fitness function	versus generation  count.  Re-
 turn values of	mandatory fitness functions are	plotted	with thicker lines.

 CONVFILE  must	 be  a	file  with Tablix population convergence data (usually
 named conv*.txt ).

 Use the SCALE option to adjust	the vertical scale.

EXAMPLES
If Tablix was started with the following command:

     tablix2 -o	u1_ sample.xml

then the following command plots the population	convergence graph:

     tablix2_plot --conv-fitness u1_

Encapsulated postscript	version	of the same graph can  be  obtained  with  the
following command in bash shell:

     EPSOUTPUT="graph.eps" tablix2_plot	--conv-fitness u1_

To see which mandatory restriction is preventing Tablix	from finding the solu-
tion, use the per module plot, possibly	with a small vertical scale:

     tablix2_plot --functions --scale 100 u1_conv0.txt

BUGS
In addition to gnuplot tablix2_plot utility depends on a number	of common UNIX
programs  (mktemp,  grep, sed, awk, ...) that may not be available on all sys-
tems. The script is not	currently capable of properly  detecting  if  any  re-
quired programs	are missing.

AUTHOR
Tomaz Solc (tomaz.solc@tablix.org)

SEE ALSO
tablix2(1),  Tablix  User's  Manual,  Tablix  modules HOWTO, Tablix on Morphix
HOWTO

Tomaz Solc			  2005-09-03			     TABLIX(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | tablix2_plot command [ options ] | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | tablix2_plot --conv-fitness [ --scale SCALE ] [ PREFIX ] ... | tablix2_plot --fit-fitness [ --scale SCALE ] [ PREFIX ] ... | tablix2_plot --functions [ --scale SCALE ] CONVFILE | EXAMPLES | BUGS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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