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bug #38542: pan, rotate, or zoom with mouse erases other subplots with gnuplot

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 18 Mar 2013 10:39:17 PM UTC  
Category: Plotting with gnuplotSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: jpOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: dev
Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Wed 16 Nov 2016 07:34:37 PM UTC, comment #2:

Confirmed bug is still present with the development version of Octave and gnuplot 5. Does anyone interested in gnuplot care to work on this, or is it not possible or should be closed as a won't fix?

This applies to either panning, rotating, or zooming with the mouse.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 20 Mar 2013 05:32:12 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed. Octave is in the process of moving away from gnuplot so I'm not sure whether someone will get around to fixing this.

A possible workaround is to build from sources on the development branch of Octave. The FLTK toolkit there has been much improved and I just verified that zooming of subplots works.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 18 Mar 2013 10:39:17 PM UTC, original submission:

When trying to zoom into any subplot, all subplots disappear except the last-plotted subplot. This has been reproduced on several machines. Using 3.6.3 right now.

Is there some option that I'm missing for gnuplot?

FLTK plots appropriately zoom, but the quality of the plot is horrible (no subplot borders, etc.), so I prefer to use gnuplot if possible.

I did look into existing bugs and strangely do not find this. This makes subplots almost totally unusable.


x = -10:0.1:10;
subplot(2,1,1); plot(x, sin (x));
subplot(2,1,2); plot(x, cos (x));

Then just try doing any kind of zoom or replot, etc. The top plot will disappear.



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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 16 Nov 2016 11:33:19 PM UTCmtmillerDependencies-=>bugs #42619 is dependent
    Wed 16 Nov 2016 07:34:37 PM UTCmtmillerItem GroupNone=>Incorrect Result
      SummaryCannot zoom subplots with GnuPlot=>pan, rotate, or zoom with mouse erases other subplots with gnuplot
    Wed 20 Mar 2013 05:32:12 PM UTCrik5StatusNone=>Confirmed
      SummaryCannot zoom plots with GnuPlot=>Cannot zoom subplots with GnuPlot

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