Reference 〉Function

Helipad.addPlot( str name, str label, int position = None, bool selected = True, bool logscale = False, bool stack = False )

Registers a plot area in the graph to which data series can be added.

This function has been replaced by TimeSeries.addPlot() and will be removed in a future update.

WARNING: This function is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Use one of the suggested replacements instead.


  • name str, required

    A unique slug-type string used to refer to the plot in other functions.

  • label str, required

    The name of the plot displayed in the control panel.

  • position int, optional

    The position in which to insert the plot in the control panel list. By default the plot is appended to the end of the list. NOTE: Position is calculated as of the function call. If two plots are called with position 3 for example, the second will push the first to position 4.

    Default value: None

  • selected bool, optional

    Whether the plot should be selected by default when the control panel launches.

    Default value: True

  • logscale bool, optional

    If true, displays the plot on a logarithmic scale by default, otherwise linear. NOTE: plots can be toggled between logarithmic and linear scales regardless of the value of this parameter by pressing the 'L' key on a plot.

    Default value: False

  • stack bool, optional

    If set to True, the plot will be drawn as a stackplot rather than a line chart.

    Default value: False

Return Value Plot

The newly created Plot object.

Notes and Examples

  1. charwick

    Mar 22, 2020 at 21:50

    This code adds five plots, four of them with logarithmic scales, and has all but one of them selected by default.

    heli.addPlot('pop', 'Population', 1, logscale=True)
    heli.addPlot('hcap', 'Human Capital', 2, logscale=True)
    heli.addPlot('wage', 'Wage', 3)
    heli.addPlot('wealth', 'Wealth', 4, logscale=True, selected=False)
    heli.addPlot('rates', 'Rates', 5, logscale=True)

    This results in the following in the control panel (Demand, Shortages, and Utility are default plots). Note that series must be added to these plots separately.

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