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gnuplot demo script: nonlinear1.dem

autogenerated by webify.pl on Tue Jun 6 18:13:02 2017
gnuplot version gnuplot 5.2 patchlevel rc2
# This example shows how a nonlinear axis definition can be used to 
# create a "broken axis". X coordinates 0-100 are at the left,
# X coordinates 500-1000 are at the right, there is a small gap between them.
# So long as no data points with (100 < x < 500) are plotted, this works as expected.
#
# f(x) maps x axis (discontinuous) to shadow axis coords (continuous linear range [0:1000])
# g(x) maps shadow axis coords to x axis readout
# 
  set title "A 'broken' x axis can be defined using 'set nonlinear x'"

# Define the broken-axis mapping
  axis_gap = 25.
  f(x) = (x <= 100) ? x : (x < 500) ? NaN : (x - 400 + axis_gap)
  g(x) = (x <= 100) ? x : (x < 100 + axis_gap) ? NaN : (x + 400 - axis_gap)
  set xrange [15:600] noextend
  set nonlinear x via f(x) inverse g(x)

  set xtics 50.
  set xtics rotate by -90 nomirror
  set ytics nomirror
  set border 3
  unset key

# Creation of the broken axis marks (this should be automated)
  set arrow 500 from 100, graph 0 to 500, graph 0 nohead lt 500 lw 2 lc bgnd front
  set arrow 501 from 100, graph 0 length graph  .01 angle 75 nohead lw 2 front
  set arrow 502 from 100, graph 0 length graph -.01 angle 75 nohead lw 2 front
  set arrow 503 from 500, graph 0 length graph  .01 angle 75 nohead lw 2 front
  set arrow 504 from 500, graph 0 length graph -.01 angle 75 nohead lw 2 front

  plot 'silver.dat' with yerrorbars lw 2, '' with lines
#

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