PlotTable display

A plugin to display basic plot for any two selected columns in a table.

Plugin Type: Local

PlotTable is a local plugin, which means it is associated with a channel. An instance can be opened for each channel.


PlotTable is a plugin designed to plot any two selected columns for a given FITS table HDU (can be accessed via MultiDim). For masked columns, masked data is not shown (even if only one of the (X, Y) pair is masked). It is meant as a way to quickly look at table data and not for detailed scientific analysis.

It is customizable using ~/.ginga/plugin_PlotTable.cfg, where ~ is your HOME directory:

# PlotTable plugin preferences file
# Place this in file under ~/.ginga with the name "plugin_PlotTable.cfg"

# matplotlib options for plotted line
linewidth = 1
linestyle = '-'
linecolor = 'blue'

# matplotlib options for markers
markersize = 6
markerwidth = 0.5
markerstyle = 'o'
markercolor = 'red'

# Show markers (can also be set in GUI)
show_marker = True

# Table column numbers to plot (can also be set in GUI).
# 0 = row indices, not the first table column
x_index = 1
y_index = 2

# Output file suffix (as accepted by matplotlib)
file_suffix = '.png'