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
grace [ option | filename ]...
xmgrace [ option | filename ]...
gracebat [ option | filename ]...
Set autoscale type
Turn off all toolbars
Execute batch file on start up (i.e., after all other options
have been processed and the UI initialized)
Assume the data file is block data
Form a set from the current block data set using the current set
type from columns given in the argument
Set the hint for dates analysis
Read data from descriptor on startup
-fixed width height
Set canvas size fixed to width*height
-free Use free page layout
Set the current graph number
Set the type of the current graph
No interactive session, just print and quit
Set default hardcopy device. See xmgrace -version for a list of
Install private colormap
Turn the graph legend on
Set the axis scaling of the current graph to logarithmic
Set the maximal drawing path length
-mono Run grace in monochrome mode (affects the display only)
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
-noask 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
Read data from named pipe on startup
Assume data file is in X Y1 Y2 Y3 ... format
Load parameters from file to the current graph
Interpret string as a parameter setting
-pipe Read data from stdin on startup
Save print output to file
Remove data file(s) after read
Write results of some data manipulations to file
Exchange the color indices for black and white
-safe Run in the safe mode (default)
Save all to file
Integer seed for random number generator
Set the type of the next data file
Source type of next data file
Set allowed time slice for real time inputs to delay ms
Add timestamp to plot
Show the program version, registered devices and build time
[DEBIAN] Direct PDF output has been disabled since the PDF
library is not free software. There is an easy workaround - just
use the epstopdf script from the tetex-bin package.
-viewport xmin ymin xmax ymax
Set the viewport for the current graph
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
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
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
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.
Jan 28, 2007 GRACE(1)