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Glossary

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This section is under construction. Please contribute!

The goal of this page is to help keep documentation, discussions, and APIs consistent.

Term Meaning
Plot Also called a graph or chart
Plot model A model represents the contents of a plot
Plot element An element of the plot model that can be displayed (e.g. a series, annotation or axis)
Plot controller Handles user input
Plot view The custom control that displays the plot model and communicates with the plot controller
Axis A plot element that displays an axis
Series A plot element that displays data
Annotation Displays content that is not a series. Annotations are not included in the legend and not used by the tracker
Plot area The area where the series are displayed
Legend Displays the titles and symbol of the series.
Tracker When the user hovers or clicks on a series, the tracker shows the actual values at that point

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Alternative layout (definition syntax)

Plot
Also called a graph or chart
Plot model
A model represents the contents of a plot
Plot element
An element of the plot model that can be displayed (e.g. a series, annotation or axis)
Plot controller
Handles user input
Plot view
The custom control that displays the plot model and communicates with the plot controller
Axis
A plot element that displays an axis
Series
A plot element that displays data
Annotation
Displays content that is not a series. Annotations are not included in the legend and not used by the tracker
Plot area
The area where the series are displayed
Legend
Displays the titles and symbol of the series.
Tracker
When the user hovers or clicks on a series, the tracker shows the actual values at that point

Wild deviations from these terms in the API or code should be fixed or raised as issues to fix in a future version.