# Need ideas here

• 07-30-2009, 08:07 AM
Manfizy
Need ideas here
I am trying to sort some data in a table that i will later use it to plot a graph. I am stumped now and i need an algorith or just ideas on how to implement this.
For a better explanation, i will use these sample values
Quote:

time(Hrs) Level(%)
0 100
2 100
2.05 0
48 0
When i plot a graph using this data directly, i get a step graph if you all know what i mean!. I want the graph to show level decreasing from 100% all the way to 0% and if it increases the graph should also show.

In order to achieve this, i am supposed to get time steps and level steps as follows
Quote:

time_step = (t2-t1) /dt
whereby dt is time interval when calculation of the levels are made. For this case, lets say 5 minutes
After getting the time_step i should also calculate level_step
Quote:

level_step = (L2-L1)/time_step
Having done this, i am supposed to graph time level graph decreasing the level by level_step after every 5 minutes.
My idea is to create arrays or table show time in minutes and level(%) after every 5minutes. After that i will just fetch the new data and put it in a graph
I need your ideas on the best way to approach this problem

Thank you