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     GRAPH(1)                                                 GRAPH(1)

          graph - draw a graph

          graph [ option ] ...

          spline [ option ] ...

          Graph with no options takes pairs of numbers from the stan-
          dard input as abscissas (x-values) and ordinates (y-values)
          of a graph.  Successive points are connected by straight
          lines.  The graph is encoded on the standard output for dis-
          play by the plot(1) filters.

          If the ordinate of a point is followed by a nonnumeric
          string, that string is printed as a label beginning on the
          point.  Labels may be surrounded with quotes "...", in which
          case they may be empty or contain blanks and numbers; labels
          never contain newlines.

          The following options are recognized, each as a separate

          -a   Supply abscissas automatically; no x-values appear in
               the input.  Spacing is given by the next argument
               (default 1).  A second optional argument is the start-
               ing point for automatic abscissas (default 0, or 1 with
               a log scale in x, or the lower limit given by -x).

          -b   Break (disconnect) the graph after each label in the

          -c   Character string given by next argument is default
               label for each point.

          -g   Next argument is grid style, 0 no grid, 1 frame with
               ticks, 2 full grid (default).

          -l   Next argument is a legend to title the graph.  Grid
               ranges are automatically printed as part of the title
               unless a -s option is present.

          -m   Next argument is mode (style) of connecting lines: 0
               disconnected, 1 connected.  Some devices give distin-
               guishable line styles for other small integers.  Mode
               -1 (default) begins with style 1 amd rotates styles for
               successive curves under option -o.

          -o   (Overlay.)  The ordinates for n superposed curves

     GRAPH(1)                                                 GRAPH(1)

               appear in the input with each abscissa value.  The next
               argument is n.

          -s   Save screen; no new page for this graph.

          -x [ l ]
               If l is present, x axis is logarithmic.  Next 1 (or 2)
               arguments are lower (and upper) x limits.  Third argu-
               ment, if present, is grid spacing on x axis.  Normally
               these quantities are determined automatically.

          -y [ l ]
               Similarly for y.

          -e   Make automatically determined x and y scales equal.

          -h   Next argument is fraction of space for height.

          -w   Similarly for width.

          -r   Next argument is fraction of space to move right before

          -u   Similarly to move up before plotting.

          -t   Transpose horizontal and vertical axes.  (Option -a now
               applies to the vertical axis.)

          If a specified lower limit exceeds the upper limit, the axis
          is reversed.

          Spline is a filter that interpolates extra data in input
          suitable for graph to make smoother-looking curves.

          The following options are recognized, each as a separate

          -a   as in graph

          -x   as in graph

          -k   The constant k used in the boundary value computation

                  (2nd deriv. at end) = k*(2nd deriv. next to end)

               is set by the next argument.  (Default k = 0.)

          -n   Space output points so that approximately n intervals
               occur between the lower and upper x limits.  (Default n
               = 100.)

          -p   Make output periodic, i.e. match derivatives at ends.

     GRAPH(1)                                                 GRAPH(1)

               First and last input values should normally agree.

          When data is not strictly monotone in x, spline simply
          reproduces its input.

          plot(1), grap(1)

          In graph segments that run out of bounds are dropped, not
          Logarithmic axes may not be reversed.
          Option -e actually makes automatic limits, rather than auto-
          matic scaling, equal.
          Spline quietly discards points after the first 1000.
          Spline's piecewise cubic fit (R. W. Hamming, Numerical Meth-
          ods for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd ed., p. 349) over-
          shoots at sudden jumps.