This article is part of the AfterMath Data Organizer User’s Guide


item_plot.jpgBy far the most popular way scientists choose to view the results of an experiment is via a simple two-dimensional plot of the results. AfterMath has powerful plotting capabilities, allowing you to create simple or complex graphs from your experimental data.

An entire section of this User's Guide is devoted to the subject of preparing plots (click here).

A very simple plot residing in an archive is shown in the figure below. The plot has a title, axes, gridlines, and one single data trace on it. The plot could be made more complex by adding additional traces, adding one or more measurement tools, adding text boxes, or by adding additional axes (top axis and/or right axis) to the plot.


Moving and Copying Plots

As is the case with most other items in an archive, a plot may be moved, copied, or duplicated almost anywhere in the archive. You can also copy plots from one archive to another archive.

Copying Plots to Other Applications

If you right-click on a plot and choose “Copy Plot” from the popup menu, then a bitmap image of the plot is placed on the system clipboard. This bitmap image may subsequently be pasted from the system clipboard into other applications, including many word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentation files.

An example of copying a plot to a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation is detailed in two steps:

Step One

Copy Plot to System Clipboard


Step Two

Paste Plot into Presentation