[Kst] ASCII data - confusion about multiple plots

Daniel Miller dmiller at vitalconnect.com
Wed Feb 3 23:36:49 UTC 2016

hmmm... well, I prefer lines to points in kst2; the plots with points are
sort of hard to utilize, but I'll take a look at it and see what it looks

Alternately, is there some way to input three data files, but have them
plotted on one plot??  I haven't really seen that in the manual either...

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Barth Netterfield <
netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca> wrote:

> As you have sort of figured out, kst's data source model will want you to
> have 3 different ascii files in this case.
> But, if you just want to plot points, and not lines, you can use NaN as
> your bad data marker.
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM, Daniel Miller <dmiller at vitalconnect.com>
> wrote:
>> I have kst2 working with single plot stream... that works very nicely.
>> At this point, I'm using space as separator between fields.
>> However, we have a couple of data streams which contain multiple data (x,
>> y, z); in this situation, what our data would look like is ( timestamp,
>> data), but the data would be one of { data_x, data_y, data_z }.  In other
>> words, the data stream that I receive from the hardware, delivers data_x,
>> data_y, data_z in separate messages, with different timestamps.
>> I want kst2 to read this ascii data file and plot 3 separate graphs on
>> one plot.
>> I'm a little confused about how to do this, though;
>> for example, say I have a line with data for data_z; this will look
>> something like:
>> timestamp data_z
>> however, I want one file to contain data for all three streams, so I'm
>> guessing I need to have empty fields for the not-relevant data; maybe
>> something like:
>> timestamp unused_x unused_y data_z
>> timestamp unused_x data_y unused_z
>> etc...
>> So first off, I probably have to use a different separator rather than
>> space for separator; but even with comma, I still have a problem; for
>> example:
>> timestamp, 0, 0, data_z
>> timestamp, 0, data_y, 0
>> Except that in some cases, 0 is valid data; I *think* I need some way to
>> represent "invalid data" in the unused fields.
>> Is this understandable??  How do I handle this??
>> Dan Miller
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