A plot is the actual representation of data as one of the following graphical elements:

The most basic and self-explanatory plot objects are Points and Lines. Bars are useful to draw (one-dimensional) histograms and distributions. Pixels can be used to visualize dense data sets in two or three dimensions. Two-dimensional images (rectangular grids) are best visualized using Tiles. Volumetric data sets can be drawn using Cubes. To allow the user to mark certain ranges/points or polygons inside a graph, the Cursor plot can be used.


The following functions and properties are common for all plot objects.