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XLPLOT help file %2
XLPLOT is a program to plot on TTY or LPT the files produced by
XLATE (which contain the system performance information collected on
TOPS-10 by the TRACK program),or WATANL (which contain the system
performance information collected on TOPS-20 by the WATCH program). The
input file produced by XLATE/WATANL contains most of the information
needed by XLPLOT, which keeps the XLPLOT dialog rather simple.
Like XLATE/WATANL, XLPLOT uses FORTRAN's DIALOG mode of input for
file specifications; these specifications should be terminated with an
altmode or escape.
1.0 INPUT FILENAME
This is the file produced by XLATE/WATANL.
2.0 OUTPUT TO TTY (Y OR N)?
If the output is to go to a file on disk, type N, otherwise type Y.
See description below of options when outputting to a TTY.
2.1 OUTPUT FILENAME
If "N" was typed to the above question, then XLPLOT will ask for
the name of the output file. This will be a FORTRAN formatted output
file. If the extension is not .DAT, the the /FILE:FORTRAN switch must
be used when it is printed via GALAXY, or the /P switch used in a COPY
3.0 WHAT PLOTS TO GRAPH (ALL OR NAME)?
This gives you the capability of graphing specific plots, or doing
all at once (the later is useful when going to a disk file). If ALL is
given, then XLPLOT goes through all of the information TRACK collected.
If you type the specific 4-character abbreviation of a plot, only it's
data is graphed. The 4-character abbreviations are specified by track,
and are in the NAMES.TRK file used by XLATE/WATANL.
4.0 USE ALL INPUT FILE DATA?
This question reads in full:
USE ALL INPUT FILE DATA,
OR SELECT X-AXIS LIMITS
(ALL or SELECT)?
This provides the capability of graphing only portions of a day (the
x-axis values are the time of day, with the minutes represented as
decimal portions of an hour). Typing SELECT will cause XLPLOT to prompt
for the minimum and maximum times to use.
TTY OUTPUT OPTIONS
When the output is to a TTY (as specified in the dialog described
above), XLPLOT will pause for input after each plot is displayed. The
terminal should be set for a width of 132, and the automatic pausing at
the end of each page should be disabled.
The possible inputs when XLPLOT has paused after displaying a plot
1. Carriage return: Go on to the next plot.
"LL": Do the plot again, but to device PLT:, then wait
again for another input from the terminal.
3. "E": Exit from XLPLOT after closing any output files
(including the PLT: device if it has been opened).
4. "A": Abort the XLPLOT processing, and do not close any output
5. Anything else: Do the plot again, but to device PLT:, then go
onto the next plot.
The device PLT: will be closed when the program terminates.