DataGraph is a professional drawing and data analysis application. The program allows you to explore and analyze data, while making clean-looking graphics and animations.
The more you learn about the fundamentals, the more you can get out of the program!
Here are a few instructions to get you started.
DataGraph has a three panel display with moving bars that adjust the size.
The left of the user interface is the data list and data table.
Create a New File
When you first open the program you see the Example file window. This is a searchable list of files that you are free to use and modify.
To create a new file, click the ‘New Document’ button on the Example files window (bottom right), or select File > New (⌘-N).
Add New Columns
DataGraph has four main column types:
- Number – entering numeric data
- Text – entering text or categorical data
- Expression – performing calculations
- Date – entering calendar dates
Hover over the icons to see a tool-tip describing each type:
Click an icon to add a column. Name the column in the list view (or click the header). Type the values in the data table.
For a quick demo on drag and drop importing see: How to Import Files.
Unlike a spreadsheet, calculations are not entered one cell at a time. Instead, column names are used in expressions.
Click the Expression column icon. Then enter the equation.
Note: Hide and unhide the list view (left) by clicking the definitions icon (top right).
Create a Graph
Across the top are another series of icons.
Click one of these icons to create a drawing command. Click the Command menu for a full list of commands.
On the commands, drop-down menus are used to select data. The order in the menu is the same as in the data definitions list.
Commands can be copied (Command-C) and pasted (Command-V). Commands can also be cloned, as shown below (Hold the Option key, Drag and Drop).
In addition to reviewing the Basic Graphing articles (links below), here are some other resources:
- Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
- Browse the How to section of the Knowledge base.
- Join the community to ask a question on the Getting Started forum.
When you’re ready for more, explore our Reference Manuals.