Plotter uses Drag-and-Drop loading and saving in the same way as the ROX-Filer file manager.
Saving your graphs
You can save a series of functions to disc using the
item or toolbar button. This pops up a Save box, and you should drag the icon
to a directory display to save the file. When you save a file, Plotter includes
the functions you have defined as well as the setup code from the options
Files saved from Plotter are actually Python scripts. You can edit the scripts
to add more complicated functionality to your graphs - for more details and
examples of what can be done, see Extending Plotter.
Plotter can open files in two ways:
As Plotter files are really Python scripts, they are loaded by executing them
inside Plotter's user namespace. To find out more about what this means, see
- From the command line - if you drop a file onto Plotter's
application icon, then it will start up and load the specified file.
- By Drag-and-Drop - if you drop a file inside Plotter's window, then
Plotter will load it and display the functions that it defines.
Plotter 0.2.1 Documentation
James Kermode, August 2001