How can I draw a rectangle on my line/scatter plot in Grapher with a script?

This article contains a sample script for creating a line/scatter plot and a drawn rectangle.

To run this script:

  1. Click here to download the BAS file: Rectangle.BAS.
  2. Click Automation | Scripts | Run, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.


  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

 Set Graph = Shapes.AddLinePlotGraph(GrapherApp.Path+"\samples\tutorial.dat")

Set Rectangle = Shapes.AddRectangle( 2, 5, 7, 2) = "Dash Dot Dot"
Rectangle.line.width = 0.05
Rectangle.line.foreColor = grfColorRed
'Rectangle.line.foreColor =RGB(255,0,0)

End Sub


Updated January 11, 2018

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