A compilation of answers to questions frequently asked by SciGraphica users or that we expect to be asked.

Table of Contents
Introduction to the FAQ
Running SciGraphica

Introduction to the FAQ

Here you will find listed any frequently asked questions that users of SciGraphica have posed in the past. We not only answer questions but anticipate them. If we think there are certain areas or issues that users might face on a regular basis we will also add them here. If you have a question that isn't covered here or in the other online help then please let us know and we will add it.

Running SciGraphica

Where can I download the latest SciGraphica?

The latest stable releases of SciGraphica can be found at the SciGraphica section on SourceForge, http://sourceforge.net/projects/scigraphica/. Here you can find the sources to SciGraphica and gtk+extra, as well as binaries for a number of Linux distributions.

For the very latest in bleeding edge you can access the CVS repository with the following commands:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.scigraphica.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/scigraphica login

just press Enter for the password, then download the sourcetree with:

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.scigraphica.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/scigraphica co sg

which will download the entire sg sourcetree. To update your local copy use the same process.

How do I run SciGraphica?

Assuming you've installed Scigraphica from source or rpm you should just need to type

scigraphica (formerly sga)

and SciGraphica will start.

Some window or plot redraws are very slow, why is that?

Some themes for GTK are quite slow to redraw. Try changing your theme and see if the problem goes away. Using some themes it can take many seconds to redraw a plot window, with others it's all but instantaneous. Being slightly less pretty could increase your workrate a lot ;0).

Why do some projects get saved as zero-sized files? Why do some project files open as if they were blank?

SciGraphica currently has a problem with paths that contain spaces eg

/home/user/My Work/Analysis/plots.sg

Saving a file to such a path results in a zero-sized file. Opening files from such a path results in a blank project being loaded. For the time being we recommend not using spaces in directory or file names. This will hopefully be fixed in versions newer than 0.8.0.