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TreeMap

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Saving settings, data, and graphics

Saving settings, data, and graphics

TreeMap can save the data along with the settings applied to the visualization in its own data format (file with .mtm extension). For this, use the FileSave (Ctrl+S) or FileSave As... (Shift+Ctrl+S) menu entries. To only save the settings and have the data file referenced instead of being embedded, you can produce such a file by doing:

  1. Open a data file (Excel for example)

  2. Modify all the parameters as desired

  3. Do FileExport Settings...

  4. Select Macrofocus TreeMap (*.mtm) as file type

When you open the resulting file (e.g. using FileOpen... (Ctrl+O) ), it will read all the data from the referenced data file and apply all the settings. You can also see how the settings are stored in the resulting .mtm file. It can be opened using any text editor.

Exporting graphics

You can also export the currently active TreeMap, TreePlot, or TreeTable view using the following schemes:

  • Using FileExport Graphics... (Ctrl+G) : the current view is exported in vector or raster form in one of the following supported formats:

    PDF (Portable Document Format) (*.pdf)

    The resulting document is ideal for printing or inclusion in a report. It is a vector format and therefore resolution independent.

    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)

    The resulting document is ideal for further editing and for inclusion into another document. It is a vector format and therefore resolution independent. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) can be displayed by many web browsers with an embedded SVG viewer, or edited by any application supporting SVG (such as Adobe Illustrator).

    Postscript (*.ps)

    A common vector format and therefore resolution independent. Can be used for printing.

    EMF (Enhanced Metafile) (*.emf)

    A resolution independent format common on the Windows platform.

    PNG (Portable Network Graphics) (*.png)

    A raster format.

    JPEG (*.jpg)

    A raster format.

    Compuserve GIF (*.gif)

    A raster format.

    TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) (*.tiff)

    A raster format.

    All the raster export format allow for setting the desired DPI for high-quality output.

  • Using EditCopy Graphics (Ctrl+C) : the current view is put into the clipboard in bitmap format (and can be pasted into applications such as Microsoft Powerpoint).

Exporting data

The data visible in the TreeTable view can be exported with FileExport Data... for further processing in spreadsheet programs or other applications. The following formats are supported:

CSV (Commad Delimited) (*.csv)

The comma-separated values (CSV) format stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form. Most spreadsheet and data management software are able to import data in this format.

Text (Tab Delimited) (*.txt;*.tsv; *.tab;*.raw)

The tab-separated values format is a popular method of data interchange among databases and spreadsheets. It stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form.

Microsoft Excel Workbook (*.xls;*.xlsx; *.xlsm)

The comma-separated values (CSV) format stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form. Most spreadsheet and data management software are able to import data in this format.

Import/export of settings

All the settings can be exported using FileExport Settings... to be applied to another dataset using FileImport Settings...

Printing

Using FilePring (Ctrl+P) : to get a printout of the treemap view (note that the resulting print job can also be redirected to a file)