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How can I run rqt_plot with topics from launchfile?

asked 2016-05-08 05:41:49 -0600

antonio gravatar image

updated 2016-05-08 05:42:41 -0600

I have the following launchfile.

<launch>

<group ns='Axel'>
<node pkg='quad_control' name='coverage_planner' type='coverage_planner.py'/>
<node pkg='quad_control' name='planar_integrator' type='planar_integrator.py'/>
<node pkg='rqt_plot' name='rqt_plot' type='rqt_plot' args='/Axel/pose/x:y:theta'/>
<param name='others_names' type='str' value='Bo Calle David'/>
</group>

</launch>

I expected that rqt_plot would be running with the topics that I specified in the args field. But no, it runs with whatever topic it was running when it was launched the previous time. How can I make rqt_plot run from launchfile with the topics of my choice?

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answered 2018-04-03 00:56:33 -0600

Taylor Cooper gravatar image

I don't have a direct answer to your question and I suspect you've already found an answer in the last 2 years but for the sake of anyone else looking at this it is possible to save an rqt perspective with the topics from your launch file. Ironically this same functionality may be what is causing rqt_plot to remember previous sessions.

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