Command line options¶

The full set of command line options for metawards-plot is below;

usage: metawards-plot [-h] [--version] [-c CONFIG] [-i [INPUT [INPUT ...]]]
                      [-a [ANIMATE [ANIMATE ...]]] [-o OUTPUT]
                      [--format FORMAT] [--align-axes] [--no-align-axes]
                      [--dpi DPI] [--delay DELAY] [--ordering ORDERING]

MetaWards simple plotting program - see for more
information. Args that start with '--' (eg. --version) can also be set in a
config file (specified via -c). Config file syntax allows: key=value,
flag=true, stuff=[a,b,c] (for details, see syntax at
If an arg is specified in more than one place, then commandline values
override config file values which override defaults.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             Print the version information about metawards-plot
                        (default: None)
  -c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
                        Config file that can be used to set some or all of
                        these command line options. (default: None)
  -i [INPUT [INPUT ...]], --input [INPUT [INPUT ...]]
                        Full path to the 'results.csv.bz2' file that you want
                        to quickly plot. (default: None)
  -a [ANIMATE [ANIMATE ...]], --animate [ANIMATE [ANIMATE ...]]
                        Full path to the set of plots that you want to animate
                        together into an animated gif (default: None)
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        Location for the output. By default this is inferred
                        from the input (default: None)
  --format FORMAT       Desired format of the graphs that are produced. Good
                        formats are 'pdf' for publication graphics and 'png'
                        or 'jpeg' for webpages (default: jpg)
  --align-axes          Whether to align the axes of all graphs so that they
                        are all plotted on the same scale (default true)
                        (default: None)
  --no-align-axes       Disable alignment of the axes of graphs. Each graph
                        will be drawn using its own scale (default: None)
  --dpi DPI             Resolution to use when creating bitmap outputs, e.g.
                        jpg, png etc. (default: 150)
  --delay DELAY         The delay in milliseconds between animation frames if
                        an animation is being produced (default: 500)
  --ordering ORDERING   Ordering to use for the frames. This can be
                        fingerprint, filename or custom (default: fingerprint)