Bug 95847 - Error with log scale starting at 0: says it "can't use a negative number"
Summary: Error with log scale starting at 0: says it "can't use a negative number"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Error-Messages
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Reported: 2015-11-16 09:41 UTC by Carl Ponder
Modified: 2021-03-19 04:41 UTC (History)
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Description Carl Ponder 2015-11-16 09:41:56 UTC
I'm using Calc to draw a semilog plot, i.e. the horizontal axis is linear but the vertical axis is logarithmic.
I'm reporting the y axis as units of time, i.e. hh:mm:ss.
I had (incorrectly) used 0 as the minimal value, which doesn't' work for log.
But the message said "Can't take the log of a negative number", which I incorrectly assumed to mean it couldn't deal with the time units.
The message should have said it couldn't take the log of zero.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-11-16 17:53:25 UTC
For me it says:
"The logarithmic scale requires positive numbers. Check your input."

Are you suggesting that the message should say:
"The logarithmic scale requires positive numbers, while you inputted <value>."

Or something to that effect.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (x64)
Build ID: e5f16313668ac592c1bfb310f4390624e3dbfb75
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)

Build ID: b216cc1b8096eb60c27f67e8c27b7cd756c75e38
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-11-12_00:06:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:35:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2021-03-19 04:41:49 UTC
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