#6 Chart labels and default title should be more descriptive

Enhancement
closed-fixed
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
     

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