# LabVIEW

cancel
Showing results for
Did you mean:

## wat s the difference b/w waveform graph and XY graph

can anyone tell me the diff b/w wf graph and xy graph..... i can generate a sine wave or any wave in waveform graph using sine wave tool but i cant do it in XY graph.... can u plz help me for tht............ -dhinesh
Message 1 of 4
(4,035 Views)

## Re: wat s the difference b/w waveform graph and XY graph

Hi cryptic number,

well it's like the name says:

waveform graphs display waveforms (y data vs time) whereas XY graphs display any kind of xy data - but you have to provide both (x and y) data. On how to do this you could simply look at the context help for the graphs...

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO, TestStand2016/2019
Message 2 of 4
(4,029 Views)

## Re: wat s the difference b/w waveform graph and XY graph

A broader definition for waveform graphs is that they will display any plot in which the points on the X axis are evenly spaced. The points do not need to be time. An XY graph does not require this, but as Gerd indicated, you must provide both X and Y. As suggested, please open the Example Finder (Help -> Find Examples) and search for "graph". You will find several examples that clearly explain how to create such graphs.
Message Edited by smercurio_fc on 05-16-2009 07:39 AM
Message 3 of 4
(4,019 Views)

## Re: wat s the difference b/w waveform graph and XY graph

There are examples that are shipped with labVIEW ,  search in the Example finder for XY Graph , u will find a VI that describes all cases and uses of an XY Graph whether in single or multi plotting . the same with the Wave form graph..

Regards..

Eng. Mohammed Ashraf
Certified LabVIEW Associated Developer
InnoVision Systems Founder, RF Test Development Engineer
www.ivsystems-eg.com
Message 4 of 4
(3,986 Views)