|Script examples gallery - Annotation
Ploticus includes a facility for including labels,
and arrows. While obviously not the strong suit of a batch-oriented
program, proc annotate can render text,
one or two arrows with semi-intelligent placement, and a backing
box if desired. Clickmap support
is available for annotations.
This example has an annotation with location expressed in
Another example, showing various options.
This illustrates clickmap support for annotations. Try clicking
on any of the boxes above..
Annotations done in vertical text.
Proc annotate may also be used to create buttons for web pages.
Annotations can be enclosed in ellipses or circles.
Proc annotate can be used to circle noteworthy graph areas.
An example of a long annotation.
Click here to see script source.
An example where proc annotate was used to create a simple
E-R diagram for a database. Entity bubbles support text annotation
that appears when the mouse hovers over them, and click-thru to
actual database table documentation. Try hovering the mouse
pointer over an entity bubble, and then click on the bubble.
This was somewhat tedious to code, since all locations were hard-coded,
and the order in which bubbles and arrows are rendered is important for
clean arrow ends.
Using annotation to illustrate axis terminology.