I was wondering if there is anyway that I can define text variable with regex (wildcard *, specifically). Some of my graphs have different components, for example, histogram and some statistics using box command. I use my flattened data along with masks to plot the appropriate portion of data. Right now, I have two Drawing groups (one for my histograms, and one for my statistics and Box command) and I have masked each of these groups individually. It would be very convenient (and less prone to mistake) if I can masked them both with one global variable. The reason that I cannot put everything into one Drawing group is that the column that is being used for masking is different between the two groups.1 month, 2 weeks ago dgteamModerator
In terms of the variables, there is not currently a way to include a wildcard. Although, wildcards can be used in a mask defined using a command. One thing that might help is that you can use the commands, such as the Points command to generate a column based on more complex expressions.
Here is an example to illustrate.
1 – Add a Points command with the x as the row number and leave the y as specified.
2 – Add Mask conditions using wildcards as needed. In my example, I wanted all rows returned where it the text begins with ‘A’ or ends in ‘1’.
3 – Click the gear menu on the Points command and select Extract as Column >Mask.
This creates a number column of 1 and 0, where 1 means the value satisfied the conditions (outlined here in red).
You don’t even have to draw the result of the command but just use this as a way to create more complicated mask statements. Then the extracted column, containing 1 or 0, is used in other commands where you want to draw the data or perform other calculations.
Again I am not sure if this is getting at your question but this is a way to create a more complicated mask and have it represented in a single column.
Thank you for your answer. While it is not what I am looking for, it is a nice trick and might come handy. Thanks for sharing it.
Regarding the original question, I am currently using wildcards in mask defined in both commands (histogram and box) but I am looking for away to use it once (for a group containing the two). The reason that I cannot do it right now is the masks are being applied on two different columns (although the text is the same).
Please see the attached screenshots for clarification.
Kourosh1 month, 2 weeks ago dgteamModerator
Thanks for clarifying.
There is not a way to currently combine a wildcard with a variable. This is something we will work on for the next version!
Great, thanks for your hard work.
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