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How do I create a line/scatter plot in Grapher via automation?

This article contains a sample script that shows how to create a line/scatter plot in Grapher via automation.

 

To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: create line plot example.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 Shapes as an object
 Dim Shapes As Object

 'Assigns the AutoShapes collection to the variable named "Shapes"
 Set Shapes = Plot.Shapes

 'Declares LineGraph as an object
 Dim LineGraph As Object

 'Creates a graph and assigns it to the variable named "LineGraph"
 Set LineGraph = 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 LineGraph graph
 Set LinePlot = LineGraph.Plots.Item(1)

End Sub

 

Updated September 22, 2016

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