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Programming graph?

Programming graph?

Programming graph?

I'm used to MATLAB, but this new job has me using MATHCAD instead.  Normally, I would use M-files to code what I want to do, and automate the whole process.  MATHCAD's programming functionality seems quite limited.  I am curious to know if it is possible to import data from a text file, parse the columns of that data into separate vectors, and then plot the data, all within a program like I can do with MATLAB, or do I have to click and open a new graph each time I want to plot data. I have multiple data files that need to be imported and the ability to automate the process would save me a lot of time.


RE: Programming graph?

It sounds reasonably doable, depending on the nature of the data files.  There are functions for reading input files of various sorts, and other functions that allow you parse such files for specific sets of data, etc.


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RE: Programming graph?

I've figured out how to import data which is not hard, but what I really want to do is write a program that can load multiple files onto separate data sheets, analyze that data in various ways, and then plot the data.  Just write and run the code and be done, and not have to click and open each new graph, edit the titles, manipulate the data, etc. In MATLAB it requires 1 M-file. I'm not sure if MATHCAD can even do that.

RE: Programming graph?

I haven't done this, but check Developer's Reference|Automation Interfaces|The Mathcad Automation API in the help files.  Looks like it could be done.

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