[Kst] A use case for scripting?

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at free.fr
Sat Jul 21 17:19:43 UTC 2012

Hi Ben,

> I was doing some work with Kst a while back that also required a
> significant number of repetitive
> operations. I would have saved a lot of time if there was a
> "duplicate" option in the data manager.
> At the time I submitted a feature request here
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297581
I haven't checked the details of your report, but principally it sounds very similar to what the change data file tool does, where it duplicates vectors and all dependencies. Actually, I haven't tried to duplicate existing vectors but maybe it would even work? Then I'd only need to change the column used for the initial vector. Worth a try... But it'll still put the curves in the same plots. 
One very hacky way to achieve my goal would be to save the result in a new file and do some copy/pasting to merge the .kst files.

I think we can discuss the duplicate feature a bit more. I think I also had another similar wishlist long long ago, I need to dig it up.
For now it looks like scripting would be the more reasonable way to do such kinds of things. I think I'll give it a try.

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