9.3.7.6 The (Plot Details) Ellipse Tab

The (Plot Details) Ellipse tab provides controls for customizing the ellipses of the Ellipse plot.

The (Plot Details) Ellipse Tab 01.png

To plot a ellipse in a 2D rectangular coordinate, you need provide five elements:

  • Center X: The X coordinate of the center point of the ellipse, see "X0" in the sample ellipse below
  • Center Y: The Y coordinate of the center point of the ellipse, see "Y0" in the sample ellipse below
  • Semi-major Axis:The semi-major axis for the ellipse, see "a" in the sample ellipse below
  • Semi-minor Axis:The semi-minor axis for the ellipse, see "a" in the sample ellipse below
  • Rotation angle:the angle of the semi-major axis from the X axis, in unit of pi. If there is only 4 columns, then no rotation.
Please note, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter. The semi-major axis is one half of the major axis, and thus runs from the centre, through a focus, and to the perimeter.

Ellipse sample.jpg

Semi-major Axis

Specify a column as the length of the semi-major axis for the ellipses. By default, the third selected column will be selected for this item.

Semi-minor Axis

Specify a column as the length of the semi-minor axis for the ellipses. By default, the third selected column will be selected for this item.

Edge controls

Edge Thickness

Specify the thickness for the edge of the ellipses.

Edge Style

Specify the line style for the edge of the ellipses.

Edge Color

Specify the line color for the edge of the ellipses.

Transparency

Specify the line transparency for the edge and fill of the ellipses.

Fill Controls

Fill Color

Specify the fill color for the ellipses.

Transparency for Fill Only

Specify whether use the Transparency for the fill color of the ellipses only.

Rotate Angle

Controls the rotation for the ellipses.

Angle

Specify a dataset to set the rotation angle based on semi-major axis for the ellipses.

Offset Angle(deg.)

Specify a start angle in degree for the ellipses. 0 means the semi-major axis lays on the X axis direction.

Angle Units

Specify the unit for the angle control.

Direction

Specify the direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise, to rotate the ellipses.