[Kst] Feature Requests

Barth Netterfield barth.netterfield at utoronto.ca
Mon Jul 14 16:47:36 UTC 2014

On July 14, 2014 12:35:14 PM Barth Netterfield wrote:

> On July 14, 2014 9:13:18 PM Ben Lewis wrote:
> > Kst,
> > 
> > Here are some features I would love to see in Kst...
> > *
> > Scroll Bar *- It would be great to have a scroll bar at the bottom of each
> > plot. This will give the user a perspective on where they are when zoomed
> > into a small window of a large data set. SensorCloud uses this
> > functionality, if you haven't seen it (it's very impressive) you can view
> > it in action here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6tko2wOJc4.
> Hmmm.... this doesn't really fit into kst's model (where consumers of
> vectors neither know nor care where the vector came from).  And one might
> have a plot which shows data from multiple datasources of different sizes
> and of different ranges.  So it is hard to understand what the scroll bar
> would refer to in this case.
> So... hmmm... let me think about it and see if I can come up with a
> coherent/consistent model.

Ahhh... How about this: we make a view item which is a graphical version of 
the change range dialog.  It is unrelated to any plot, but if the plots are 
set to auto-ranging, then it will act like you want I think.

If this makes sense, we need to come up with a graphical design which makes 

If this seems like an OK approach, can you create a wishlist bug for this?

Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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