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Re: [libreoffice-users] what's the best way to make charts of spreadsheet data


On Sat, 5 Jan 2019 10:50:42 +0100
Luuk <luuk34@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4-1-2019 18:54, Regina Henschel wrote:
> > Hi Dave,
> >
> > Dave Howorth schrieb am 02-Jan-19 um 18:12:
> >> [..]
> >>
> >> My spreadsheet data is in columns. Column A is the dates and
> >> column B is the times. Then ten columns of humidity data and
> >> eleven columns of temperature data. There are currently just over
> >> 5000 rows of samples.
> >>
> >> Making the chart was extremely slow. Every time I changed the Name
> >> of a line of the chart I had to wait whilst it cycled through
> >> several steps to make the change. Initially when I removed some
> >> empty columns from the data range, it took an age to do so. etc.
> >
> > Each data item produces an object, which is selectable in edit mode
> > of the chart. Your data produce 5000*(10+11)=105000 objects. That
> > cannot be fast.
> >
> > What is the purpose of the chart? You do not need 105000 objects to
> > illustrate something.
> >
> > With 5000 items in x-direction a lot of them will be on top of
> > others. My screen has only 1920 dots width and yours?
> >
> The fact that a screen has only (a limited) number of pixels, has
> NOTHING to do with how many items are used, or can be used,  in a
> graph.

You're clearly not a programmer.

> Maybe the user has a A0-plotter to print this graph?

In which case the resolution of the output device is greater.

> This should still be possible with software like LibreOffice, or the
> should kill the option to create graph's....

> just 2 cents

My 2p

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