The Column Toolbar

This toolbar provides single-click access to the commands of the Table Menu which are used to rearrange columns in the table, fill columns with values and define the plot role of selected columns. A few items from the Analysis menu are also included on this toolbar.

Figure 4-6. The QtiPlot Column Toolbar

Table 4-26. Column toolbar commands.

IconCommandKeyDescription
Table -> Set Column Values...Alt-QUsed for functional assignment of values in selected column.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Row Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with it's corresponding row number.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Random Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with a random value.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Normal Random Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with a normally distributed random value.
Analysis -> Sort Column -> Ascending Sorts selected columns separately in ascending order.
Analysis -> Sort Column -> Descending Sorts selected columns separately in descending order.
Analysis -> Sort Table Sorts all columns in the selected table into ascending or descending order.
Analysis -> Statistics on Columns Computes statistical parameters on selected columns.
Analysis -> Statistics on Rows Computes statistical parameters on the selected rows.
Table -> Set Column As -> X Define the selected column as abscissae for plotting.
Table -> Set Column As -> Y Define the selected column as an ordinate for plotting.
Table -> Set Column As -> Z For 3D plots, Z columns will be used as height values.
Table -> Set Column As -> Y error Define the selected column for use as error bars for Y-values.
Table -> Set Column As -> label Define the selected column as containing labels.
Table -> Set Column As -> Disregard This command removes any plot role from selected columns.
Table -> Move to First Moves the selected column to the beginning of the table.
Table -> Move Left Moves the selected column to the left.
Table -> Move Right Moves the selected column to the right.
Table -> Move to Last Moves the selected column to the end of the table.
Table -> Swap columns Swap the selected columns.
Table -> Set Optimal Column Width Sets an optimal width on the selected columns.
Table -> Move Row -> UP Moves selected row UP one slot in table.
Table -> Move Row -> DOWN Moves selected row DOWN one slot in table.
Table -> Add ColumnAlt-CAdds a new column to the selected table.