The Column Toolbar

This toolbar provides single-click access to the commands of the Table Menu which are used to rearrange columns in the table, fill columns with values and define the plot role of selected columns. A few items from the Analysis menu are also included on this toolbar.

Figure 4-6. The QtiPlot Column Toolbar

Table 4-28. Column toolbar commands.

IconCommandKeyDescription
Table -> Add ColumnAlt-CAdds a new column to the selected table.
Table -> Duplicate ColumnsCtrl-DDuplicates the selected columns in the table. The new columns are appended to the table and have the same properties and values as the source columns, except the name.
Table -> Insert Column Inserts a new column to the left of the selected column(s) in the active table. This action is enabled only if there is at least one column selected in the active table.
Table -> Insert Row Inserts a new row above the selected row in the active table. This operation works only if there is at least one row selected in the active table.
Table -> Set Column Values...Alt-QUsed for functional assignment of values in selected column.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Row Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with it's corresponding row number.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Random Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with a random value.
Table -> Fill Column With -> Normal Random Numbers Fills each row in the selected column with a normally distributed random value.
Analysis -> Sort Column -> Ascending Sorts selected columns separately in ascending order.
Analysis -> Sort Column -> Descending Sorts selected columns separately in descending order.
Analysis -> Sort Table Sorts all columns in the selected table into ascending or descending order.
Analysis -> Statistics on Columns Computes statistical parameters on selected columns.
Analysis -> Statistics on Rows Computes statistical parameters on the selected rows.
Table -> Set Column As -> X Define the selected column as abscissae for plotting.
Table -> Set Column As -> Y Define the selected column as an ordinate for plotting.
Table -> Set Column As -> Z For 3D plots, Z columns will be used as height values.
Table -> Set Column As -> Y error Define the selected column for use as error bars for Y-values.
Table -> Set Column As -> label Define the selected column as containing labels.
Table -> Set Column As -> Disregard This command removes any plot role from selected columns.
Table -> Alignment -> Alignment -> Left The texts in the selected columns are aligned with the left edge of the columns.
Table -> Alignment -> Alignment -> Center The texts in the selected columns are centered horizontally in the available space.
Table -> Alignment -> Alignment -> Right The texts in the selected columns are aligned with the right edge of the columns.
Table -> Adjust Column Width Sets an optimal width on the selected columns.
Table -> Increase Precision Increases the number of digits displayed in the selected columns.
Table -> Decrease Precision Decreases the number of digits displayed in the selected columns.
Table -> Move to First Moves the selected column to the beginning of the table.
Table -> Move Left Moves the selected column to the left.
Table -> Move Right Moves the selected column to the right.
Table -> Move to Last Moves the selected column to the end of the table.
Table -> Swap columns Swap the selected columns.
Table -> Move Row -> UP Moves selected row UP one slot in table.
Table -> Move Row -> DOWN Moves selected row DOWN one slot in table.