5.1 The Graphics Window

It is possible to use several graphics windows ScilabGraphicx x being the number used for the management of the windows, but at any time only one window is active. On the main Scilab window the button Graphic Window x is used to manage the windows : x denotes the number of the active window, and we can set (create), raise or delete the window numbered x : in particular we can directly create the graphics window numbered 10. The execution of a plotting command automatically creates a window if necessary.

We will see later that Scilab uses a graphics environment defining some parameters of the plot, these parameters have default values and can be changed by the user; every graphics window has its specific context so the same plotting command van give different results on different windows.

There are 4 buttons on the graphics window: