27.3.4 3 Point Segment Graph


Data Requirements

Select one or more Y columns or a range of data from at least one Y column. If there is an associated X column, X column supplies X values; otherwise, sampling interval of the Y column or row number is used.

Creating the Graph

Select required data.

From the menu, select Plot > 2D : Line + Symbol: 3 Point Segment.


Click the 3 Point Segment button on the 2D Graphs toolbar.

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The 3 Point Segment graph is created from the LINESYMB.OTP template (installed to the Origin program folder).


The line connection display alternates between a straight line for three data points, then no line to the next data point, a straight line for three data points, etc. (the connection type is set to 3 Point Segment on the Line tab of the Plot Details dialog box (Format: Plot)). Thus, every three consecutive data points are connected by two lines (the first, second, and third data points; the fourth, fifth, and sixth data points; etc.). The data points are displayed as symbols.