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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Chapter 7. Programming gnuplot and Dealing with Data

This chapter contains the following recipes:

  • Scripting gnuplot with its own language
  • Plotting on subintervals
  • Smoothing your data
  • Fitting functions to your data
  • Using kdensity smoothing to improve on histograms [new]
  • Creating a cumulative distribution [new]
  • Talking to gnuplot with C
  • Scripting gnuplot with Python
  • Plotting with Clojure
  • Handling volatile data [new]

Introduction

Up to now our style of interacting with gnuplot has mainly been to have an interactive conversation at the terminal, or to create a linear sequence of commands that can be read in and executed by typing gnuplot file. We went beyond this a bit in the previous chapter, where we learned how to arrange for a document preparation system ...

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