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Re: [Groff] dynamic grap ticks

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] dynamic grap ticks
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 11:19:01 +0100

Hi James,

> Is there's a cool way to pass "sh" output to grap's ticks command?  
> I'd like to generate my x-axis "ticks" programatically, from the
> data I'm bringing in with "copy".  I have a line like this:
> ticks bottom out at 6.40000000e+01 "\s-1%.0f", 9.05096680e+01 "%.0f", \
> 1.28000000e+02 "%.0f", 1.81019336e+02 "%.0f", 2.56000000e+02 "%.0f", \
> 3.62038672e+02 "%.0f", 5.12000000e+02 "%.0f", 7.24077344e+02 "%.0f", \
> 1.02400000e+03 "%.0f", 1.44815469e+03 "%.0f", 2.04800000e+03 "%.0f", \
> 2.89630938e+03 "%.0f", 4.09600000e+03 "%.0f", 5.79261875e+03 "%.0f", \
> 8.19200000e+03 "%.0f\s+1"
> which came from the first column of the data file.  I tried many
> variations of 
>       ticks sh { awk ... }
> without any luck.  (Even less luck because there doesn't seem to be a
> way to escape the "$1" I would like to pass to awk.) 

Use `sh' to produce the whole `ticks' line in a temporary file and then
`copy' to read it in?

Cheers, Ralph.

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