The PLOT procedure draws graphs of vector arguments. If one parameter is used, the vector parameter is plotted on the ordinate versus the point number on the abscissa. To plot one vector as a function of another, use two parameters. PLOT can also be used to create polar plots by setting the POLAR keyword.
NOTE: The X and Y axes will be scaled isotropically and then fit within the rectangle defined by the POSITION keyword; one of the axes may be shortened. See POSITION for more information.
The maximum value to be plotted. If this keyword is present, data values greater than the value of MAX_VALUE are treated as missing and are not plotted. Note that the IEEE floating-point value NaN is also treated as missing data. (See Special Floating-Point Values for more information on IEEE floating-point values.)
The minimum value to be plotted. If this keyword is present, data values less than the value of MIN_VALUE are treated as missing and are not plotted. Note that the IEEE floating-point value NaN is also treated as missing data. (See Special Floating-Point Values for more information on IEEE floating-point values.)
The presence of this keyword indicates the number of data points to average when plotting. If NSUM is larger than 1, every group of NSUM points is averaged to produce one plotted point. If there are m data points, then m /NSUM points are displayed. On logarithmic axes a geometric average is performed.
Set this keyword to produce polar plots. The X and Y vector parameters, both of which must be present, are first converted from polar to Cartesian coordinates. The first parameter is the radius, and the second is the angle (expressed in radians). For example, to make a polar plot, you would use a command such as:
Set this keyword to specify a logarithmic X axis, producing a log-linear plot. Set both XLOG and YLOG to produce a log-log plot. Note that logarithmic axes that have ranges of less than a decade are not labeled.
Set this keyword to inhibit setting the minimum Y axis value to zero when the Y data are all positive and nonzero, and no explicit minimum Y value is specified (using YRANGE, or !Y.RANGE). By default, the Y axis spans the range of 0 to the maximum value of Y , in the case of positive Y data. Set bit 4 in !Y.STYLE to make this option the default.