The Layers Toolbar

This toolbar is only active when a graph window is selected. It provides single-click access to the commands of the Graph menu which can be used in order to create and manipulate multi-layer 2D graphs.

Figure 4-4. The QtiPlot Layers Toolbar

Table 4-15. Layers toolbar commands

IconCommandKeyDescription
Add Layer Commands Selects the last used add layer tool or selects a new one from a drop down list.
Arrange Layers...Shift-AOpens a dialog for rearranging all layers of the active graph window.
Automatic Layout Automatically rearranges all layers of the active graph window.
Extract to Layers Extracts datasets (curves) from the active layer onto separate layers.
Extract to Graphs... Extracts all layers in the active graph window to separate graphs.
Merge Graph Windows... Opens the Graph Manipulation dialog that allows users to choose the graph windows to be merged in a new 2D plot window.

Table 4-16. Add Layer/Axes Commands

IconCommandKeyDescription
Add LayerAlt-LAdds a new layer to the active plot window.
Add Empty Inset LayerAdds an empty inset layer to the active graph window.
Add Inset Layer With CurvesAdds an inset layer to the active graph window that contains copies of any curves in the active plot layer.
Add Horizontal Axis Adds a central horizontal axis to the active plot layer.
Add Vertical Axis Adds a central vertical axis to the active plot layer.