ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

Scattered Data Contour Chart




This example demonstrates using scattered data to create a ContourLayer.

In the previous Contour Chart example, the data points lie on a grid. ChartDirector also supports using scattered data points, which means the data points can be at irregular positions. To distinguish between the two case, if the number of z coordinates is equal to the product of the number of x and y coordinates, ChartDirector will assume the x and y coordinates define the grid and the z coordinates are values of the points on the grid. If the number of x, y and z coordinates are equal, ChartDirector will assume they represent scatter points.

In this example, in additional to a ContourLayer added using XYChart.addContourLayer, there is also a ScatterLayer added using XYChart.addScatterLayer to show the positions of the data points.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/scattercontour". A MFC version of the code is available in "mfcdemo/mfcdemo" (Windows edition only). A QT version of the code is available in "qtdemo/qtdemo".]
#include "chartdir.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    // The (x, y, z) coordinates of the scattered data
    double dataX[] = {0.5, 1.9, 4.9, 1.0, 8.9, 9.8, 5.9, 2.9, 6.8, 9.0, 0.0, 8.9, 1.9, 4.8, 2.4,
        3.4, 7.9, 7.5, 4.8, 7.5, 9.5, 0.4, 8.9, 0.9, 5.4, 9.4, 2.9, 8.9, 0.9, 8.9, 10.0, 1.0, 6.8,
        3.8, 9.0, 5.3, 6.4, 4.9, 4.5, 2.0, 5.4, 0.0, 10.0, 3.9, 5.4, 5.9, 5.8, 0.3, 4.4, 8.3};
    double dataY[] = {3.3, 3.0, 0.7, 1.0, 9.3, 4.5, 8.4, 0.1, 0.8, 0.1, 9.3, 1.8, 4.3, 1.3, 2.3,
        5.4, 6.9, 9.0, 9.8, 7.5, 1.8, 1.4, 4.5, 7.8, 3.8, 4.0, 2.9, 2.4, 3.9, 2.9, 2.3, 9.3, 2.0,
        3.4, 4.8, 2.3, 3.4, 2.3, 1.5, 7.8, 4.5, 0.9, 6.3, 2.4, 6.9, 2.8, 1.3, 2.9, 6.4, 6.3};
    double dataZ[] = {6.6, 12.5, 7.4, 6.2, 9.6, 13.6, 19.9, 2.2, 6.9, 3.4, 8.7, 8.4, 7.8, 8.0, 9.4,
        11.9, 9.6, 15.7, 12.0, 13.3, 9.6, 6.4, 9.0, 6.9, 4.6, 9.7, 10.6, 9.2, 7.0, 6.9, 9.7, 8.6,
        8.0, 13.6, 13.2, 5.9, 9.0, 3.2, 8.3, 9.7, 8.2, 6.1, 8.7, 5.6, 14.9, 9.8, 9.3, 5.1, 10.8, 9.8
        };

    // Create a XYChart object of size 450 x 540 pixels
    XYChart *c = new XYChart(450, 540);

    // Add a title to the chart using 15 points Arial Italic font
    c->addTitle("      Contour Chart with Scattered Data", "ariali.ttf", 15);

    // Set the plotarea at (65, 40) and of size 360 x 360 pixels. Use semi-transparent black
    // (c0000000) for both horizontal and vertical grid lines
    c->setPlotArea(65, 40, 360, 360, -1, -1, -1, 0xc0000000, -1);

    // Set x-axis and y-axis title using 12 points Arial Bold Italic font
    c->xAxis()->setTitle("X-Axis Title Place Holder", "arialbi.ttf", 10);
    c->yAxis()->setTitle("Y-Axis Title Place Holder", "arialbi.ttf", 10);

    // Set x-axis and y-axis labels to use Arial Bold font
    c->xAxis()->setLabelStyle("arialbd.ttf");
    c->yAxis()->setLabelStyle("arialbd.ttf");

    // When x-axis and y-axis color to transparent
    c->xAxis()->setColors(Chart::Transparent);
    c->yAxis()->setColors(Chart::Transparent);

    // Add a scatter layer to the chart to show the position of the data points
    c->addScatterLayer(DoubleArray(dataX, (int)(sizeof(dataX) / sizeof(dataX[0]))), DoubleArray(
        dataY, (int)(sizeof(dataY) / sizeof(dataY[0]))), "", Chart::Cross2Shape(0.2), 7, 0x000000);

    // Add a contour layer using the given data
    ContourLayer *layer = c->addContourLayer(DoubleArray(dataX, (int)(sizeof(dataX) / sizeof(dataX[0
        ]))), DoubleArray(dataY, (int)(sizeof(dataY) / sizeof(dataY[0]))), DoubleArray(dataZ, (int)(
        sizeof(dataZ) / sizeof(dataZ[0]))));

    // Move the grid lines in front of the contour layer
    c->getPlotArea()->moveGridBefore(layer);

    // Add a color axis (the legend) in which the top center is anchored at (245, 455). Set the
    // length to 330 pixels and the labels on the top side.
    ColorAxis *cAxis = layer->setColorAxis(245, 455, Chart::TopCenter, 330, Chart::Top);

    // Add a bounding box to the color axis using the default line color as border.
    cAxis->setBoundingBox(Chart::Transparent, Chart::LineColor);

    // Add a title to the color axis using 12 points Arial Bold Italic font
    cAxis->setTitle("Color Legend Title Place Holder", "arialbi.ttf", 10);

    // Set color axis labels to use Arial Bold font
    cAxis->setLabelStyle("arialbd.ttf");

    // Set the color axis range as 0 to 20, with a step every 2 units
    cAxis->setLinearScale(0, 20, 2);

    // Output the chart
    c->makeChart("scattercontour.png");

    //free up resources
    delete c;
    return 0;
}