[Kst] A few (not so trivial) questions...

Barth Netterfield netterfield at physics.utoronto.ca
Tue Jan 17 19:49:45 CET 2006

On January 17, 2006 10:32 am, Brisset, Nicolas wrote:
> 2) vector names: it happens quite often that we want to compare two data
> files (corresponding to 2 different configurations). In that respect,
> the "Change data file" tool with the option to duplicate and not only
> replace is *absolutely gorgeous*. There is, however, one thing that is
> not so nice: vectors are created with very similar names (e.g. VEC1 and
> VEC1'), giving no hint as to which comes from what data file. As long as
> you're inside your kst session, you can always look at vector properties
> in the data manager, but if you have printed pages, there is no way you
> can make that out. I understand this is a pretty difficult issue, but
> here are some hints as to how this could be solved (comments welcome !):
> 	- change the way vector names are generated to include the data
> file (ugly ?)
> 	- add an option to legend generation that optionally adds the
> file name in the legend
> 	- implement per-vector metadata to store units and filename and
> possibly other information, and allow to reuse it in the legend (a
> generalization of the previous option)
> 	- ...

I think that this would be well implemented in the auto-legendName code... It 
seems like a good idea.

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