How do I create a graph with multiple plots where the Y column increments by one for each plot?

This article contains a sample Grapher script which shows how to create a graph with multiple line/scatter plots from adjacent Y columns. The Y column automatically increments to the next column in order to create the next plot. So, for example, if you had a data file with 4 columns, the first line/scatter plot would use column 1 for x and column 2 for y, the second plot would use column 1 for x and column 3 for y, and the third plot would use column 1 for x and column 4 for y.


To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, download the attached:CreatePlotwithDifferentY.bas
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Grapher 13.
  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.


  1. Copy the script below.
  2. Open Grapher and turn on the Script Manager by clicking View | Display | Script Manager.
  3. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines in the Script Manager and then press DELETE.
  4. Press Ctrl+V to paste it into the Script Manager.
  5. Click the Start/Resume icon () in the Script Manager.



Sub Main

    Dim GrapherApp As Object
    Set GrapherApp = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")
    GrapherApp.Visible = True

    Dim Docs As Object
    Set Docs = GrapherApp.Documents

    Dim Plot As Object
    Set Plot = Docs.Add(grfPlotDoc)

    Dim Shapes As Object
    Set Shapes = Plot.Shapes

    'Define path and filename
    File=GrapherApp.Path + "\Samples\Sample3.dat"

    Dim Graph1 As Object
    Set Graph1 = Shapes.AddLinePlotGraph(File,1,2)

    Increment = 2
	While Increment < 24
		'Adds a Line/Symbol plot

End Sub


Updated September 24, 2018

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