A style, popular in journalism, for presenting a small set of data employs a technique illustrated in the following figure:
The previous figure shows the growth in warhead inventory of a fictional nation over time. A generic image of a bomb is scaled vertically to indicate the quantity for each year plotted.
The public domain bomb image that is used for the plot is called
bomb.png and is provided in the datafiles folder for this chapter. You can modify this recipe to use your own pictures, in a variety of formats. To see which file types your version of gnuplot can use, type
show datafile binary filetypes at the ...