This chapter contains the following recipes:

- Plotting a function
- Plotting multiple curves
- Using two different y-axes
- Making a scatterplot
- Plotting boxes
- Plotting circles
- Drawing filled curves
- Handling financial data
- Making a basic histogram plot
- Stacking histograms
- Plotting multiple histograms
- Dealing with errors
- Making a statistical whisker plot
- Making an impulse plot
- Graphing parametric curves
- Plotting with polar coordinates

We begin the book with a set of recipes that cover gnuplot's one-dimensional graph styles. A 1D graph refers to the plotting of data or mathematical functions where the values plotted depend on a single variable. Examples are simple mathematical functions, such as y = sin(x), ...

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