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How do I create a multi-plot graph and export it to a JPG file in Grapher Scripter?

This article contains Grapher sample script that shows how to create a graph with line plots and bar charts and export to a JPG file.

 

To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: composite export.BAS.
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Grapher 12\Scripter.
  3. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  4. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  5. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  6. Click Script | Run to run the script.
     

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Sub Main
 'Declares GrapherApp as an object
  Dim GrapherApp As Object

 'Creates an instance of the Grapher Application object
 'and assigns it to the variable named "GrapherApp"
  Set GrapherApp = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")

 'Makes Grapher visible
  GrapherApp.Visible = True

 'Declares Plot as an object
  Dim Plot As Object

 'Creates a plot document in Grapher and
 'assigns it to the variable named "Plot"
  Set Plot = GrapherApp.Documents.Add(grfPlotDoc)

 'Declares Graph as an object
  Dim Graph As Object

 'Creates a graph and assigns it to the
 'variable named "Graph"
  Set Graph = Plot.Shapes.AddLinePlotGraph(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.dat")

 'Declare LinePlot as an object
  Dim LinePlot As Object

 'Set LinePlot to the first line plot on the "Graph" graph
  Set LinePlot = Graph.Plots.Item(1)

 'Add line plot from columns A/C
  Graph.AddLinePlot(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.dat",1,3)

 'Shorten Y Axis 1
  Graph.Axes.Item("Y Axis 1").length = 3

 'Add new Y Axis
  Set YAxis2 = Graph.AddAxis(grfYAxis)

 'Shorten Y Axis 2
  YAxis2.length = 3

 'Set axis position
  YAxis2.PositionAxis(grfPositionRightTop, "Y Axis 1")

 'Add Bar Chart using Y Axis 2
  Graph.AddBarChart(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.dat",1,4, ,"Y Axis 2")

 'Export to JPG
  Plot.Export(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.jpg")
End Sub

 

Updated September 22, 2016

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