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Multiple RQT_plot instances (or multiple graphs) in a rqt perspective via command line

asked 2014-10-30 10:19:22 -0500

GGabria gravatar image


I want to be able to have multiple graphs looking at 2 topics each in a dashboard like rqt perspective.

I want to be able to run this from command line or "launch" this from 1 single file.

I understand you can launch a single instance of rqt_plot and pass it topics to plot.

How would I do this with a rqt perspective? I can save the plugin layout in perspective file, but not the configuration parameters (ie. which topics to plot).

I would like 3 rqt_plot graphs with 2 topics each + other plugins


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answered 2014-10-30 10:55:23 -0500

Adolfo Rodriguez T gravatar image

You can add multiple instances of rqt_plot to an rqt window, and lay them out as you wish. If you want to move them together with respect to other plugins, consider dropping the rqt_plot instances inside a container instance.

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answered 2014-11-03 13:38:37 -0500

Aaron Blasdel gravatar image

If I understand correctly you are asking if there is a way to launch an rqt plugin from the command line and have it find an existing/running rqt process and attach to it instead of starting a new process.

At the moment, unless I am mistaken, this functionality does not exist.

I think the best next step is to create an enhancement issue feature request on the rqt github repo.

Are you are willing to implement the behavior if it doesn't already exist?

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