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Frequently Asked Questions about ChIPS


Answers to common ChIPS questions, including explanation of often-seen warnings and error messages.



General

Starting ChIPS

  1. How do I start ChIPS?
  2. How do I show the ChIPS GUI?
  3. How do I quickly plot two columns from a file?
  4. How do I quickly create a contour plot of an image?
  5. How do I quickly display an image?
  6. How do I create a hardcopy version of my plot?
  7. How do I create a plot from ChIPS in a script?
  8. How do I convert my S-Lang scripts?
  9. How do I use or convert my CIAO 3.4 scripts?

How do I plot data from a file?

  1. What file formats are supported?
  2. How do I plot a curve from a file?
  3. How do I plot a histogram from a file?
  4. How do I create a contour plot of an image?
  5. How do I create a plot of an image?
  6. Can I read in data from a file and then plot it?
  7. Can I overlay contours on an image?
  8. Can I use a contour file created by ds9?

What objects can I change?

  1. What items have been created?
  2. What items are current?
  3. How do I select an object (change currency)?

How do I change the appearance of an object?

  1. The lines are too thin (or thick); how can I change them?
  2. How do I change all the elements of an object to the same color?

Interacting with the ChIPS Server

  1. Servers which don't exist are listed in ChIPS; how can I remove them?

Handling plots

Axes

  1. How do I change the limits of an axis?
  2. Why do my plots sometimes have padding around them?
  3. How do I change an axis to use a logarithmic scale?
  4. Can I display an axis in descending order?
  5. How do I add or change axis labels?
  6. How do I change the appearance/location of the axis labels?
  7. How do I change the appearance/location of the axis ticklabels?
  8. How do I change the format of the axis ticklabels?
  9. How do I add grid lines at the major or minor tick positions?
  10. Can I change the position or number of major or minor tick marks?
  11. Can I label other numbers than 1 and 10 for a log-scaled axis?

Labelling plots

  1. How do I add or change the plot title?
  2. How do I change the appearance/location of the plot title?
  3. How do I add or change a label in the plot?
  4. How do I change the appearance/location of a label in the plot?
  5. What coordinate system do I use for positioning labels?
  6. Can I add a label to the bottom right of a plot as an id?
  7. How do I use the same font for all the labels in a plot?

Multiple plots

  1. Can I have multiple plots with a common X axis?
  2. Can I have a grid of m by n plots?
  3. Can I change the spacing between plots?
  4. Can I change the sizes of plots in a grid?

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