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CDContourLayerMBS class

Super class: CDLayerMBS

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux Console & Web iOS
class ChartDirector MBS ChartDirector Plugin 9.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Function: The ContourLayer class represents contour layers
Notes:
CDContourLayerMBS is a subclass of CDLayerMBS.

CDContourLayerMBS objects are created by using CDXYChartMBS.addContourLayer.

The data for the CDContourLayerMBS are the z values at some points in the xy plane. Both gridded and scattered data points are supported.

Using the data, the ContourLayer computes the z values of all pixels in the xy plane. The computation can be based on spline or bilinear/line surface fitting, configurable using CDContourLayerMBS.setSmoothInterpolation.

The ContourLayer then colors the pixels based on the z values, and draws contour lines to join positions with the same z values. The color mapping and contour levels are controlled by the ColorAxis object of the ContourLayer, obtainable using CDContourLayerMBS.colorAxis.

If you need to change colors for the contour layer, please use ColorAxis.setColorGradient:

Call myContourLayer.colorAxis().setColorGradient(True, anArrayOfColors)

ChartDirector will then use the array of colors, and interpolate among them, to fill the contour layer. For example, if the array of colors contain 3 colors red, green and blue, ChartDirector will interpolate from red to green for half of the z-levels, and green to blue for the other half.
Subclass of the CDLayerMBS class.
This is a subclass of an abstract class. You can't create an instance, but you can get one from various plugin functions.

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Super class CDLayerMBS

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The items on this page are in the following plugins: MBS ChartDirector Plugin.


CDColorAxisMBS   -   CDDataSetMBS




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