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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Multiplotting with labels and arrows

In this recipe, we show how to create a complete illustration that might be useful in a calculus textbook, using arrows and the screen coordinate system to lead the eye around a cycle of graphs. The following figure shows what happens when we take successive derivatives of a sine wave:

Multiplotting with labels and arrows

How to do it…

The following script will give you the previous figure:

set xrange [-pi:pi]
unset key
set multiplot layout 2,2 title "Derivatives of Sin(x)" font "Times-Roman, 22"
set style arrow 1 head filled size screen 0.03,15,135 lt 2 lw 2 set arrow 1 from screen .45, .84 to screen .65, .84 arrowstyle 1 set arrow 2 from screen ...

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