O'Reilly logo

gnuplot Cookbook by Lee Phillips

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Preface

Why gnuplot?

gnuplot is a free, open source plotting program that has been in wide use since 1986. It's used as the graphics backend by many other programs, so plenty of people use gnuplot without knowing it. If you've used Octave, Maxima, statist, gretl, or the Emacs graphing calculator, you've already used gnuplot.

gnuplot was originally designed to visualize scientific data, but its use has expanded to encompass every domain where sophisticated and accurate plotting is required. gnuplot is used in science, engineering, sociology, mapping, business, finance, and computer systems and network monitoring.

gnuplot excels at complex 3D graphing with hidden-line removal and at the rendering of surfaces and contours. It can produce almost any ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required