grace — command line interface
xmgrace — full-featured GUI mode
gracebat — batch mode — print and exit
Grace is a WYSIWYG tool to make two-dimensional plots of scientific data.
grace [ option | filename ]...
xmgrace [ option | filename ]...
gracebat [ option | filename ]...
- -autoscale x|y|xy|none
Set autoscale type
Turn off all toolbars
- -batch file
Execute batch file on start up (i.e., after all other options have been processed and the UI initialized)
- -block file
Assume the data file is block data
- -bxy x:y:etc.
Form a set from the current block data set using the current set type from columns given in the argument
- -datehint iso|european|us|days|seconds|nohint
Set the hint for dates analysis
- -dpipe descriptor
Read data from descriptor on startup
- -fixed width height
Set canvas size fixed to width*height
Use free page layout
- -graph number
Set the current graph number
- -graphtype xy|chart|fixed|polar|pie
Set the type of the current graph
No interactive session, just print and quit
- -hdevice device_name
Set default hardcopy device. See xmgrace -version for a list of supported devices.
Install private colormap
- -legend load
Turn the graph legend on
- -log x|y|xy
Set the axis scaling of the current graph to logarithmic
- -maxpath length
Set the maximal drawing path length
Run grace in monochrome mode (affects the display only)
- -netcdf file
Assume data file is in netCDF format. This option is present only if the netCDF support was compiled in
- -netcdfxy X_var Y_var
If -netcdf was used previously, read from the netCDF file X_var and Y_var variables and create a set. If X_var is "null" then load the index of Y to X. This option is present only if the netCDF support was compiled in
Assume the answer is yes to all requests, if the operation would overwrite a file, grace will do so without prompting
Don't use private colormap
In batch mode, do not print
Disable safe mode
Don't catch signals
- -npipe file
Read data from named pipe on startup
- -nxy file
Assume data file is in X Y1 Y2 Y3 ... format
- -param file
Load parameters from file to the current graph
- -pexec string
Interpret string as a parameter setting
Read data from stdin on startup
- -printfile file
Save print output to file
Remove data file(s) after read
- -results file
Write results of some data manipulations to file
Exchange the color indices for black and white
Run in the safe mode (default)
- -saveall file
Save all to file
- -seed value
Integer seed for random number generator
- -settype xy|xydx|...
Set the type of the next data file
- -source disk|pipe
Source type of next data file
- -timer delay
Set allowed time slice for real time inputs to delay ms
Add timestamp to plot
Show the program version, registered devices and build time configuration information.
- -viewport xmin ymin xmax ymax
Set the viewport for the current graph
- -wd path
Set the working directory
- -world xmin ymin xmax ymax
Set the world coordinates for the current graph
- When run in the GUI mode, the interface is a subject to X resource settings.
Please refer to the User's Guide for a list of important ones.
Specifies the directory where the Grace docs and libs are stored. Default is /usr/local/grace
The shell command to run an HTML viewer for on-line browsing of the help documents. Must include at least one instance of "%s" which will be replaced with the actual URL by Grace. Default is mozilla %s
Specifies the editor which is used to edit sets. Default is xterm -e vi
The print command.
and GRACE_FFTW_WISDOM_FILE A flag (0 or 1) and a file name which determine whether a FFT should use `wisdom' when using the FFTW libraries.
In many cases, when Grace needs to access a file given with a relative pathname, it searches for the file along the following path:
The following files are of a special importance:
gracerc - init file loaded upon start up.
templates/Default.agr - the default template, loaded whenever a new project is started.
fonts/FontDataBase - the file responsible for font configuration.
grconvert(1), X(1) [or Xorg(1)], Grace User's Guide
The best way to submit a bug report is using the "Help/Comments" menu entry. Alternatively, see the home page.
Grace is derived from ACE/gr (a.k.a Xmgr ) written by Paul J Turner. From version number 4.00, the development was taken over by a team of volunteers under the coordination of Evgeny Stambulchik.
Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Paul J Turner, Portland, OR
Copyright (c) 1996-2007 Grace Development Team
The program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
The man pages gracebat(1) and xmgrace(1) are aliases of grace(1).