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       kst — plots scientific data



       kst    [ -F DATASOURCE ] [ -f STARTFRAME ] [ -n NUMFRAMES ] [ -s FRAMESPERSAMPLE [ -a ] ]

       kst    datasource [ -f STARTFRAME ] [ -n NUMFRAMES ] [ -s  FRAMESPERSAMPLE [ -a ] ] [ -P
              PLOTNAME ] [ -A] [ -d ] [ -l ] [ -b ] [ -x FIELD ] [ -e FIELD ] [ -r RATE ] [ -y
              FIELD ] [ -p FIELD ] [ -h FIELD ] [ -z FIELD ] [ --png filename ] [ --print
              filename [ --landscape | --portrait ] [ --Letter | --A4 ] ]


       kst  is  a  graphical  data  plotting  tool,  which includes the ability to plot live data
       (contiuously update the plot as new data becomes available).

       kst may be run entirely from within its GUI, in which case no command line  arguments  are
       needed.  kst has a powerful wizard for easily setting up new plots.

       In  the  second  invocation, kst loads pre-saved plot specifications from the file kstfile
       and optionally may override some of the settings in that file.

       In the third invocation, kst displays plots of the data as directed in the default manner.
       Additional  datasources  may  be  specified  on  the  command  line  with options for that
       datasource following it.  Command line options generally apply to all  subsequent  options
       unless later overridden.


       -A     plot all curves in separate plots

       -a     average frames (simple mean) when plotting with -s.

       --A4   use A4 sized paper for printing.  Requires --print.

       -b     plot as bargraphs.

       -d     use points when plotting curves.

       -e FIELD
              use FIELD as the magnitude of error bars applied to the next plot.

       -F datasource
              override the datasource indicated in the kstfile and instead use datasource.

       -f STARTFRAME
              begin plotting at STARTFRAME frames into the data.  Set to -1 to start at NUMFRAMES
              from the end of the data.

       -h FIELD
              plot FIELD as a histogram.

       -l     use lines when plotting curves.

              use landscape orientation for printing.  Requires --print.  --Letter use US  Letter
              sized paper for printing.  Requires --print.

       -n NUMFRAMES
              plot at most NUMFRAMES frames of data.  Set to -1 to indicate all of the data.

       -P PLOTNAME
              plot all plots in the plot named PLOTNAME.

       -p FIELD
              plot FIELD as a power spectrum plot.

       --png filename
              render to a portable network graphics (png) image with file name filename and quit.

              use portrait orientation for printing.  Requires --print.

       --print filename
              print the plot to file filename and quit.

              plot every FRAMESPERSAMPLE frames when plotting.

       -x FIELD
              use FIELD as the X-axis vector.

       -y FIELD
              plot FIELD as an XY plot.

       -z FIELD
              plot FIELD as an image.


       Plot all data in column 2 from data.dat.
              kst data.dat -y 2

       Same as above, except only read 20 lines, starting at line 10.
              kst data.dat -f 10 -n 20 -y 2

       also read col 1. One plot per curve.
              kst data.dat -f 10 -n 20 -y 1 -y 2

       Read col 1 from data2.dat and col 1 from data.dat
              kst data.dat -f 10 -n 20 -y 2 data2.dat -y 1

       Same as above, except read 40 lines starting at 30 in data2.dat
              kst data.dat -f 10 -n 20 -y 2 data2.dat -f 30 -n 40 -y 1

       Specify  the X vector and error bars: Plot x = col 1 and Y = col 2 and error flags = col 3
       from data.dat
              kst data.dat -x 1 -e 3 -y 2

       Get the X vector from data1.dat, and the Y vector from data2.dat.
              kst data1.dat -x 1 data2.dat -y 1

       Placement: Plot column 2 and column 3 in plot P1 and column 4 in plot P2
              kst data.dat -P P1 -y 2 -y 3 -P P2 -y 4


       Please report bugs to either the kst mailing list at or to  the  kde  bugzilla
       under  the kst product at  If you can run kst, you can easily report
       bugs by selecting Bug Report Wizard from the Help menu.


       Matthew Truch <>


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       Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the `COPYING.DOC' file as part of
       the kst distribution.