Small and simple software for plotting data from serial port
SerialPlot 0.10 is released. This release brings some performance improvements, minor features and bug fixes.
Instead of "number of samples" option in the "Plot" tab, now there are 2 options you can set. "Buffer Size" and "Plot Width". "Buffer Size" is the total number of samples that are kept in memory, while "Plot Width" is the maximum number of samples that are plotted at once, in X axis. To see previous samples you simply use the X axis scrollbar. The main reason for this distinction is the performance. Previously you couldn't set number of samples too high because SerialPlot tried to plot all data at one time. Now you can set "Buffer Size" to 1.000.000 and it will most likely will be fine as long as you keep "Plot Width" small. Another advantage is that, sometimes when you have frequently changing data, zooming way out doesn't mean much, you have too keep a certain zoom level in X axis to be able to see any detail. If you enjoy the old behaviour you can always set buffer size option same number as plot width and it should be fine. Remember though "plot width" option has a smaller limit then "buffer size" for performance reasons. A note; performance improvements are not done. I'm still working on some improvements to increase "buffer size" limitations.
Now you can set RS232 control signals (DTR, RTS) and see input signal () statuses from the "Port" tab. Being able to set DTR signal was a requested feature so that SerialPlot can work with Arduino Leanardo board.
Also we now have an update checker. You can launch it from the "Help" menu. It will check updates once a day when you first launch SerialPlot unless you disable it.
Other improvements and bug fixes:
Check the sidebar for download links. I will try update the win32 version and launchpad PPA later this week.
This patch fixes various issues and adds small improvements:
See downloads links at the sidebar.
Hi everyone, it's release time. First of all I want to thank everyone who contacted me via various channels for their kind comments! And ideas of course... some to be implemented... some day... : )
Installation for linux:
PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) and based distros: https://launchpad.net/~hyozd/+archive/ubuntu/serialplot
Appimage(*) for other distros: https://bitbucket.org/hyOzd/serialplot/downloads/SerialPlot-x86_64.AppImage
Installation for windows:
(*) Appimage may be broken on some systems. Please let me know if you have any problems.
It's time for another release. As always screenshot first:
As you can see from the screnshot now its possible to plot each channel as a separate row. Activated from menu "View -> Multi Plot".
When you zoom enough symbols are shown to indicate data points.
Another addition is the ability to save application settings to a file. Every time the SerialPlot starts, it loads the settings from the last session automaticaly.
"Number of samples" limit is increased upon request. It was 10 000 samples now it is 1 000 000. My experiments show that, around 100 000 samples, things start to get slow. If you set it to 1M samples you are probably going to have a hard time, obviously this depends on your computer hardware. Because of that SerialPlot will warn you if you try to set it to more than 10 000 samples.
There are also numerous bug fixes.
Download Windows installer: https://bitbucket.org/hyOzd/serialplot/downloads/serialplot-0.8.1-win64.exe
List of changes:
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This release of SerialPlot brings two new features that I believe will be very useful.
Commands feature, allow you to define simple text (or binary) commands and send them to the connected device with a click.
With snapshots feature, you can capture the current state of the waveform without pausing and loosing data. Later you can open that snapshot in a separate window, rename and even save it to a CSV file. It's also possible to load a snapshot back from the CSV file.
As always you can download the binary installations for Debian Linux and Windows from downloads page.
Time for a new release!
List of changes:
(*) to be honest previous code sucked. There are still areas to improve, especially ASCII mode can be slow depending on your PC and data rate.
You can download debian and windows installation packages from here.
Another release of SerialPlot is ready with some GUI improvements. Here is how it looks with dark background+grid+minimized tabs on default Linux Mint theme. I hope you like it.
List of changes:
In the next release I plan to make some performance improvements which keeps me from adding advanced features such as math and multi stream plotting.
You can find installation packages for Windows and Debian here.
SerialPlot v0.3 is released. Now you can install it on Windows. Note that we also have a Debian package that you can install on Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions! Only 64 bits versions though. I may look into generating 32bits packages if requested.
Most of the changes are small. Here is some of them: