How to Launch RINEARN Graph 3D and Plot Graphs
There are some way to launch RINEARN Graph 3D. Please choose one suitable for you environment or preference.
The Most Easy Way to Launch and Plot a Graph (without installation)
Launch by double-clicking JAR file, and plot graph by opening a file
At first, let us try to launch RINEARN Graph 3D in the most easy way, and plot a graph by opening a file from a GUI menu.
If you use are using Microsoft Windoes*2, you can launch RINEARN Graph 3D by simply double-clicking a JAR file RinearnGraph3D.jar.
If you are using Linux or other OSs, please open the JAR file RinearnGraph3D.jar by Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from right-clicking menus (or other system menus) of the file. In case of an error about permissions occurred (e.g. the message "... not marked as executable" is displayed), please give execute permission to the JAR file. In some environment you can give the execute permission from "Permission" tab of "Property" menu of right-clicking menus of the file, but manipulation on GUI depends on the distrubution and the version of your OS. If you are accustomed with manipulations of command-line terminals, you can give the execute permission by simply inputting the following command: "sudo chmod +x RinearnGraph3D.jar", where the current directory should be set to the directory in which "RinearnGraph3D.jar" is.
After the graph window launched, please select "File" > "Open File" menu from the menu bar, and the following window will launch:
Then click "OPEN" button to choose a file to open (some sample files are enclosed in "SampleDataFile" folder in the download package). The path of the chosen file will be appended to the textarea at the top ot the window. After you have appended all paths of files you want to plot, click "PLOT" button and they will be plotted into a 3D graph.
( If you want to plot a graph directly from data copied from a spreadsheet, please select &qupt;Paste Data&qupt; from right-clicking menu of the graph screen. )
As the following example, under the default setting, colorful points will be plotted at each coordinate points described in files. The color of each point represents the Z value of the coordinate point (You can disable this coloring mode, we will explain later).
To connect points by lines, enable "With Lines" checkbox from "Option" menu at the menu bar :
If data in files are described in mesh-representable formats, you can connect points by meshes or membranes, by enabling "With Meshes" or "With Membranes" checkboxes from "Option" menu at the menu bar :
For combining with these options, the interpolation option to make the 3D shape smooth is available by enabling "Tessellation" checkbox from "Option" menu at the menu bar :
By the way, if you plotted multiple files (or multiple data-series contained in a file) into one graph, it might be difficult to discern them because they will overlapped on the graph screen. In such cases, color-coding to discern them is available by disabling "Gradation" checkbox from "Option" menu at the menu bar :
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