Chapter 11. Terminals in depth
This chapter covers
- Exporting graphics using terminals
- Generating standard graphics file formats
- Generating print-quality output
- Customizing interactive terminals
Gnuplot supports more than 70 terminals: devices for which it can produce output. This may seem daunting, but the reality is that most of them are obsolete today—the number of terminals that are relevant is (thankfully) much smaller.
We can divide the currently used terminals broadly into three groups: terminals that produce output in a standard graphics file format (bitmaps: GIF, JPG, PNG; scalable vector graphics: SVG), terminals that produce output primarily for print (PostScript and PDF), and terminals for interactive use.
Terminal handling used ...