Moves the specified object to a new location.
move(object, xval, yval) move(object, xval, yval, mode) move(id, object, xval, yval) move(id, object, xval, yval, mode)
The function arguments.
|object||What type of object to move, such as chips_label or chips_plot. See the Object Type section of "ahelp chipsopt".|
|xval, yval||The x and y coordinates to move. The mode parameter determines whether these are relative or absolute. Unless explicitly specified by the coord_sys field of the optional ChipsId argument, the coordinate system used to create the object is used.|
|mode||The position is in absolute coordinates (mode=0) or relative (mode=1). The default is absolute.|
|id||A ChipsId structure identifying the item.|
The move command moves the specified object to a new position. The new location may be specified as an absolute position (default) or as relative offsets from the original location.
The coordinate system for the move is specified by setting the coord_sys field of the optional ChipsId structure which may be passed into the move routine. If a ChipsId is not provided, the default coordinate system of the object is used.
The following coordinate systems may be used for movable objects:
When an object is moved, it remains in its original coordinate system regardless of what coordinate system was used for the move. The move command translates the specified values to the coordinate system associated with the object before applying them. This means that objects that are originally placed in normalized coordinates (such as labels, lines, points, and regions) and get relocated using data coordinates will not be clipped if they land outside the visible data range. Conversely, objects in data coordinates which are moved using normalized coordinates to beyond the plot area will be clipped.
There is also a "move" command for specific ChIPS objects: move_axis, move_colorbar, move_frame, move_image, move_label, move_line, move_plot, move_point, and move_region.
chips> move(chips_label, 0.5, 0.5)
Move the current label to (0.5,0.5) in the coordinate system used to create it.
chips> clear() chips> add_curve([1,2,3], [4,5,6]) chips> add_label(0.1, 0.95, 'ACIS', ['coordsys', PLOT_NORM]) chips> id = ChipsId() chips> id.coord_sys = DATA chips> move(id, chips_label, 0, -0.1, 1)
A label is added to the top-left of the plot, using plot-normalized coordinates. It is then adjusted in the Y direction using relative data coordinate, so it is moved down by 0.1 in Y.
See the bugs pages on the ChIPS website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.