Part 1. Basics

Gnuplot is a tool for visualizing data and analyzing it using graphical methods. This first part provides an introduction to all those features of gnuplot that you are going to need on a daily basis.

Chapter 1 introduces gnuplot and describes the kinds of problems it is designed to solve. I also define some important terms and provide a brief overview of gnuplot’s history.

Chapter 2 is a quick start tutorial on gnuplot—you will learn everything to become productive with gnuplot right here.

Chapter 3 goes into more depth on the way gnuplot handles data. We will talk about file handling, data transformations, and math.

Chapter 4 discusses a variety of practical matters, from string handling to gnuplot’s help feature.

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