The change is immediately graphed and if you move your cursor off the panel then it becomes transparent and you can see the effect of your changes without leaving the panel. SigmaPlot takes you beyond simple spreadsheets to help you show off your work clearly and precisely. With SigmaPlot, you can produce high-quality graphs without spending hours in front of a computer.
The user interface also includes Microsoft Office style ribbon controls. And the tabbed window interface efficiently organizes your worksheets and graphs for easy selection. And these tabs may be organized into either vertical or horizontal tab groups. Graph Gallery and Notebook Manger panes may be moved to any position and easily placed using docking panel guides. You can add frequently used objects to the Quick Access Toolbar. Take advantage of ribbon collections of common properties, tabbed selection of graphs, worksheets and reports, right mouse button support and graph preferences.
The interactive Graph Wizard leads you through every step of graph creation. You get compelling, publication-quality charts and graphs in no time. SigmaPlot offers more options for charting, modeling and graphing your technical data than any other graphics software package. Compare and contrast trends in your data by creating multiple axes per graph, multiple graphs per page and multiple pages per worksheet. And, to help you see interactions in your 3-D data, SigmaPlot powerfully renders multiple intersecting 3-D meshes with hidden line removal.
With so many different chart and graph types to choose from, you can always find the best visual representation of your data. You can add axis breaks, standard or asymmetric error bars and symbols; change colors, fonts, line thickness and more. Double-click on any graph element to launch the Graph Properties dialog box.
Modify your graph, chart or diagram further by pasting an equation, symbol, map, picture, illustration or other image into your presentation. Add greater speed and efficiency to your analysis by quickly recalling an existing graph type you need and applying its style to your current dataset.
In the Notebook Manager, you can copy and paste a graph from one worksheet to another and all the attributes of that graph are applied to the new data saving much time. Presenting and publishing your results has never been easier — or looked this good. Then, just double click your graph to edit directly inside your document. Quickly send your high-resolution graphs online to share with others.
Viewers can explore data used to create vector graphs and zoom, pan or print images at any resolution directly from a Web Browser. Automatically generate active Web objects from your graphs or embed the objects within other Web pages. You can fit a curve or plot a function and get a report of the results in seconds. Use built-in transforms to massage your data and create a unique chart, diagram or figure.
Use Excel in-cell formulas, pivot tables, macros and date or time formats without worry. Keep your data and graphs in one convenient file. Create simple one-line transforms with the Quick Transforms feature that walks you through transform implementation. Or create extremely complex transforms with hundreds of lines of code.
The Regression Wizard automatically determines your initial parameters, writes a statistical report, saves your equation to your SigmaPlot Notebook, and adds your results to existing graphs or creates a new one! The Regression Wizard accurately fits nearly any equation — piecewise continuous, multifunctional, weighted, Boolean functions and more — up to 10 variables and 25 parameters.
You can even add your own curve fit equations and add them to the Regression Wizard. The results are ranked by goodness of fit so that you can check the top ranked results against the result you obtained from the Regression Wizard. For many simple equations, which are fit to data sets with a sufficiently large number of data points, the Dynamic Curve Fitter finds the same result as the Regression Wizard.
But the problem is that the user simply does not know whether the solution found by the Regression Wizard is the best possible or not. So there is always a concern that the correct solution has not been found. Dynamic fitting minimizes this concern. Its use is encouraged prior to publishing results particularly if a complicated equation is used.
The selected equation must have exactly one independent variable. The data sets can be selected from a worksheet or a graph using a variety of data formats. You can also specify the behavior of each equation parameter with respect to the data sets. A parameter can be localized to have a separate value for each data set, or a parameter can be shared to have the same value for all data sets. The main difference is the extra panel shown below for specifying the shared parameters.
Just type the function or select one from the built-in library and specify the parameters and the range. Create your own built-in functions and save them for future use. Plot functions on new or existing graphs or plot multiple functions simultaneously using different parameter values. Save plotted X and Y results to the worksheet. This includes a general purpose ASCII file importer which allows importing comma delimited files and user-selected delimiters.
Plus all Excel formats may be imported. Axon binary and text electrophysiology files may be imported. Import any ODBC compliant database. Excel and Access database files are supported. Run SQL queries on tables and selectively import information. Not a programmer? No problem. With SigmaPlot, you can record macros by point-and-click with the macro recorder. Use macros to acquire your data, execute powerful analytical methods, and create industry-specific or field-specific graphs.
Use one of the thirty built-in macros as provided or use these macros as a base to quickly create your own macros. Share the power of SigmaPlot with less-experienced users by using macros to tailor the SigmaPlot interface for your particular application.
Create custom dialog boxes, menu choices and forms to help guide novice users through a session. Analyze and graph your data using SigmaPlot within those applications. From simple 2-D scatter plots to compelling contour, Forest and radar plots, SigmaPlot gives you the exact technical graph type you need for your demanding research.
With so many options, you can always find the best visual representation of your data. Suggestion of the most appropriate statistical tests is offered by a software-based Advisor. Raw and indexed data formats are accepted to avoid data reformatting. Violation of data assumptions is checked in the background and, if true, the correct test to use is recommended.
Reports with descriptive interpretations are generated and graphs specific to each test may be created. This gives users the ability to easily share one or more equation parameters across multiple data sets. Dynamic Curve Fitting is designed to determine if this has happened and if so what the likely best fit is. All of the advanced statistical analysis features found in the package known as SigmaStat have now been incorporated into SigmaPlot along with several new statistical features.
SigmaPlot guides users through every step of the analysis and performs powerful statistical analysis without the user being a statistical expert. Two five-parameter logistic functions have also been added and the Dynamic Curve Fitting feature included to help solve difficult curve fitting problems. However, almost all objects in a 3D graph were not. SigmaPlot now adds mouse selectability of all 3D graph objects with the ability to customize all 3D objects.
Viewers can explore data used to create graphs and zoom, pan or print images at full resolution directly from a Web Browser. SigmaPlot lets the user select a graph first and then gives you a pre-formatted worksheet to structure their data.
The data entered into the worksheet is immediately displayed on the graph. This feature can demonstrate to you the strong relationship between the data format and the graph type.
Just double click your graph to edit directly inside your document. New dialog-bar-based notebook that has several states:
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