Macro commands may be used either in macros or by sending the commands to DPlot via dynamic data exchange (DDE). Some commands are valid only in macros (noted by Macros Only). Commands sent to DPlot via DDE must be enclosed by square brackets [ ]. Macro commands should not include the brackets.

Command parameters shown in the descriptions below are placeholders for the actual values. Command parameters are either numeric values, equations that evaluate to numbers, or character strings. Character string parameters are always bound by double quotation marks. Equations must be preceded by an equals sign (=).

The pipe symbol (|) in the command syntax indicates that a parameter is optional, and should not be included in your macro unless otherwise noted.

All indices into arrays are 1-based, e.g. Curve1=1 refers to the first curve in a plot.

A 0x prefix for numbers in the descriptions below indicates hexadecimal notation; e.g. 0x0010 = 16.

JR/Viewer indicates that the command is supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.

JR/Viewer indicates that the command is NOT supported by DPlot Jr or DPlot Viewer.

[NumberFormat(axis,style|,digits|,thousands|,direction|||)] |
JR Viewer |

Sets the style used to represent numbers along the X axis (axis=0), Y axis (axis=1), Z axis or secondary X axis on XY plots (axis=2), or secondary Y axis on XY plots (axis=3).

The optional argument digits specifies the number of digits to the right of the decimal place to display. If digits = -1, DPlot uses its default formatting: no trailing zeros, maximum of seven significant figures. This setting is ignored for amplitudes greater than or equal to 10,000,000 or less than 0.00001.

If the optional thousands argument is non-zero, DPlot will display the thousand's separator character before every 3rd digit in the whole number portion of a value. The separator character is set by Control Panel's Regional Settings applet.

The optional direction argument specifies the orientation of the numbers. 0=horizontal, 1=45 degrees, 2=vertical. Direction is ignored for secondary X or Y axes: DPlot will always use the setting for the primary X or Y axis, respectively. This setting is also ignored for polar plots, triangle plots, and 3D views of 3D or 4D data.

Valid values for style are:

0 |
default |

1 |
Scientific notation |

2 |
Fractions |

3 |
Currency 1 (2 decimal places) |

4 |
Currency 2 (whole numbers) |

5 |
Time of day (hours) |

6 |
Calendar date |

7 |
Multiples of pi |

8 |
Pi fractions |

9 |
Month of the year |

10 |
Day of the week |

11 |
Powers of 10 |

12 |
None (no numbers are displayed) |

13 |
Date and time |

14 |
Hexadecimal |

15 |
Percent |

16 |
Degrees, Minutes |

17 |
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds |

18 |
Engineer |

19 |
Elapsed time (HH:MM:SS) |

20 |
Time of day (fractional days) |

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See also

Number Formats menu command

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