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gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

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Plotting labels from files

In Chapter 2, Annotating with Labels and Legends, we learned how to place a text label anywhere on the graph with the set label command. It is also possible to plot a set of labels whose text, positions, and possibly other attributes are derived from the information in a datafile. In this way, we can create visualizations such as the following:

Plotting labels from files

The previous figure shows a collection of names of countries printed with a text size that is proportional to each country's population (aside from the practical requirement to impose a maximum and minimum font size). The labels are positioned to indicate each country's school intake ...

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