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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Applying transparency [new]

As of version 4.4, gnuplot supports transparency, which allows us to create attractive and sophisticated effects by setting the opacity of colors in various contexts. This technique is most useful when drawing with styles such as filledcurves using areas of solid color:

Applying transparency [new]

How to do it…

The following script will produce the previous figure:

set term svg
set out 'file.svg'
set style fill transparent solid 0.3
plot [0:pi] sin(x)**2 with filledcurves above y1=0 lc rgb '#00ffff',\ 0.75*cos(2*x)**2 with filledcurves above y1=0 lc rgb '#aa00aa'

How it works…

We have included an explicit set term command in this recipe because transparency ...

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