ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

3D Scatter Chart (1)




This example demonstrates the basic steps in creating 3D scatter charts.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/threedscatter". 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 XYZ data for the 3D scatter chart as 3 random data series
    RanSeries *r = new RanSeries(0);
    DoubleArray xData = r->getSeries(100, 100, -10, 10);
    DoubleArray yData = r->getSeries(100, 0, 0, 20);
    DoubleArray zData = r->getSeries(100, 100, -10, 10);

    // Create a ThreeDScatterChart object of size 720 x 600 pixels
    ThreeDScatterChart *c = new ThreeDScatterChart(720, 600);

    // Add a title to the chart using 20 points Times New Roman Italic font
    c->addTitle("3D Scatter Chart (1)  ", "timesi.ttf", 20);

    // Set the center of the plot region at (350, 280), and set width x depth x height to 360 x 360
    // x 270 pixels
    c->setPlotRegion(350, 280, 360, 360, 270);

    // Add a scatter group to the chart using 11 pixels glass sphere symbols, in which the color
    // depends on the z value of the symbol
    c->addScatterGroup(xData, yData, zData, "", Chart::GlassSphere2Shape, 11, Chart::SameAsMainColor
        );

    // Add a color axis (the legend) in which the left center is anchored at (645, 270). Set the
    // length to 200 pixels and the labels on the right side.
    c->setColorAxis(645, 270, Chart::Left, 200, Chart::Right);

    // Set the x, y and z axis titles using 10 points Arial Bold font
    c->xAxis()->setTitle("X-Axis Place Holder", "arialbd.ttf", 10);
    c->yAxis()->setTitle("Y-Axis Place Holder", "arialbd.ttf", 10);
    c->zAxis()->setTitle("Z-Axis Place Holder", "arialbd.ttf", 10);

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

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