#6 Chart labels and default title should be more descriptive

Enhancement
closed-fixed
David Benn
Charts (44)
3
2013-03-16
2009-07-25
mikeu
No

The default title for a chart should be dependent vs. independent variable (ie. magnitude vs. time) For novices, the default axis labels should probably be more descriptive like Brightness (magnitude) and Time (JD), ie. Parameter (units) form, or some such scheme. In chart properties the terms "Domain" and "Range" are a bit non-intuitive. Maybe use brightness and time axis...

Discussion

  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-11

    • milestone: --> 952181
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-13

    • assigned_to: david_benn --> mu301
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-13

    • status: open --> open-accepted
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-13

    • status: open-accepted --> open-fixed
     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-09-14

    The plot labels look good. Any thoughts on the "domain axis" and "range axis" labels in the chart properties tabs and chart zoom in/out popup? -mikeu

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-14

    Oh, okay. Gotcha. You mean the popup menu per chart (e.g. right-mouse-click, depending upon OS), then selecting Properties... item and navigating to the Plot tab? Sure. Hmm. Not sure whether that's configurable. I shall enquire Mike. Thanks. Changing the Group to Enhancement vs Defect (hope that's okay). :)

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-09-14

    • milestone: 952181 --> 952198
     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-09-14

    Yes, after a right click there is Properties and also Zoom In/Out -> Domain/Range Axis

    Right, this is enhancement.

     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-09-14

    • assigned_to: mu301 --> david_benn
     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-11-07

    The Phase Plot chart labels the x axis as Time (Julian Date)

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-11-08

    That's a big whoops on my part. Will fix.

     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2009-11-08

    Fixed the phase plot X axis to have the label "Phase".

     
  • mikeu
    mikeu
    2009-11-09

    Confirm that phase plot label is fixed. That only leaves the domain/range labels in Properties and chart Zoom.

     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2010-03-24

    • milestone: 952198 --> Enhancement_-_Phase_2
     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2010-03-24

    Changing the titles in the "Chart Properties" window or the zoom selection would require overriding the JFreeChart methods that create the same. Once this tracker: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2827041&group_id=263306&atid=1152052 is implemented (Phase 2 feature), the zooming will probably be done almost entirely by mouse and button so the chart properties will only be used for changing plot colors. One would hope this wouldn't happen very often. So I figure this is a pretty low-priority Phase 2 enhancement.

     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2010-03-24

    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • David Benn
    David Benn
    2010-03-25

    And of course, there is already a color prefs dialog in VStar (see prefs menu or toolbar item). :)

     
  • Sara Beck
    Sara Beck
    2010-05-26

    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed