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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Dealing with errors

Along with data often comes error, uncertainty, or the general concept of a range of values associated with each plotted value. To express this in a plot, various conventions can be used; one of these is the "error bar", for which gnuplot has some special styles. The following figure shows an example of an error bar:

Dealing with errors

The previous figure has the same data that we used in our previous recipe, Plotting circles, plotted over a restricted range, and using the random number column to supply "errors", which are depicted here as vertical lines with small horizontal caps.

Getting ready

Keep the datafile parabolaCircles.text ready again. ...

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