Zoom and panning controls

A fundamental feature of searching through datasets for events or trends is the ability to navigate it, and pinpoint a data range to take a closer look. At Pico we feel it is essential to have zooming controls in easy reach at all times in the graph view; Zoom in, zoom out, zoom selection and pan. In addition, mouse, touchpad and touchscreen gesture controls present a faster and smarter way to examine your data in detail

Zoom in

When selected, this control expands the graphed data under the mouse pointer in both X and Y axes each time the left mouse button is clicked.

Zoom out

When selected, this control shrinks the graphed data under the mouse pointer in both X and Y axes each time the left mouse button is clicked.

Zoom selection

This control allows the user to click and drag a rectangular selection around the portion of the graph to examine in closer detail. 

Pan

Using the pan control, the user can browse the dataset from left to right, up and down just by clicking and dragging with the mouse.

Mouse controls

In additional to the zoom and panning controls in the user interface, it is also possible to use the mouse wheel to quickly zoom left to right by default. Up and down zoom is achieved by hovering over the Y-axis scale and using the wheel.

Touchscreen and touchpad controls

If you have a touchscreen laptop or monitor, the zoom controls work great by using pinch and spread gestures to zoomin in and out. The ability to pan through the data from left to right, up and down works great simply by swiping one finger on the screen in the direction you wish to pan.