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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Assembling a document using epslatex

If you have the tikz terminal available, you will most likely want to use it in situations such as those in the previous recipe, where you want to incorporate the results of the TeX typographical engine into your plots.

If tikz support happens not to be compiled into your version of gnuplot, you can achieve the same results using the older epslatex terminal. This is almost always available; you can check by typing set term and perusing the resulting long list of output devices that gnuplot knows about.

Using the tikz terminal for these purposes may lead to a simpler workflow, as it produces a TeX file that can be processed with pdflatex to produce a PDF file directly. This is what most people want to do most ...

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