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NAME

       pgraph - compile graphs into pic input

SYNOPSIS

       pgraph [ options ] [ filename ...  ]

DESCRIPTION

       pgraph  is a perl script which takes sets of X Y data and generates a (human readable) pic
       program that will produce the graphed data.  The output is designed such that you can save
       it  in  a file and tweak it to make it fit your document.  Try one and look at the output.
       The output is actually commented.

       The graph is autosized and auto ticked.

       The input data format is similar that of xgraph(1), i.e., "sloped across 1 1 2 2 3 3

       "straight across 1 4 2 4 3 4

CONTROL OPTIONS

       You may set the graph title, the X title, and the  Y  title  with  the  following  control
       sequences in the data stream: %T Graph title in +4 point font %X X axis title and/or units
       in +2 point font %Y Y axis  title  and/or  units  in  +2  point  font  %fakemax-X  <value>
       force  graph  to  be that big %fakemax-Y <value>     force graph to be that big %fakemin-X
       <value>     force graph to be that small %fakemin-Y <value>     force  graph  to  be  that
       small

OPTIONS

       -rev        reverse  X/Y  data sense (and titles).  Note this is done after processing any
                   fudging of the input data stream(s) (see -xk, -yk, -logx, etc below).

       -below      put data set titles below the graph rather than to the right.

       -close      no extra space around the data's endpoints.

       -qline      connect the quartile center points.

       -grid       dotted line grid marks.

       -nobox      no box around whole graph.

       -big        make the graph take the whole page, and be about 8 inches  tall  by  7  inches
                   wide and the title is +8 points.

       -slide      make  the graph be 4.25 inches square to fit in slides, in a helvetica bold 10
                   point font.

       -small      make the graph be small, 1.75 inches square, and use an 8 point bold font.

       -grapheach  draw each data set in its own graph.

       -nolabels   no X/Y/Title labels.

       -notitle    no Title label.

       -nodatal    no data set labels.

       -nomarks    do not mark each  data  point  with  distinct  markers  (endpoints  are  still
                   marked).

       -k          print values larger than 1000 as value/1000.

       -xk         multiply X input by 1024 (blech).

       -yk         multiply Y input by 1024 (blech).

       -xm         multiply X input by 1024*1024 (blech).

       -ym         multiply Y input by 1024*1024 (blech).

       -logx       convert X input into log base 2 of X input.

       -logy       convert Y input into log base 2 of Y input.

EXAMPLE

       Workstation  price  performance from a Digital ad.  Process with graph -rev workstations |
       groff -TX75

       %T Workstation Price / Performance, 6/93 %X SPECINT 92 Performance  %Y  Price  in  $1000's
       "Dec AXP line 35 5 65 10 78 15 110 70

       "Sun SPARC line 25 4 25 8 38 16 48 21 52 23 64 27

QUARTILE FORMAT

       Data  points  are  x  y1 y2 y3 y4 y5.   You get a two lines from the first two y values, a
       mark at the third, and another line from the last two.

SEE ALSO

       gtroff(1), gpic(1), perl(1).

BUGS

       -grapheach assumes the set of N graphs will fit on one page.

       Since it is just a simple perl script, I tend to be constantly adding one more feature  on
       the fly.  Consult the script for the latest set of options.  Development is typically done
       by using the closest set of options to generate the graph, massage the graph  to  do  what
       you want, then add that set of changes as a new option.

       This  isn't done as much as I would like.  It isn't integrated with the groff preprocessor
       yet.  It doesn't know about .GS/.GE things.  I use it to manually generate a pic file  and
       then include that.

       I need to include some example data sets with pgraph.