Chapter 12. Macros, scripting, and batch operations

This chapter covers

In the preceding 11 chapters, we’ve studied almost every command or option that can be used from within gnuplot. But up to this point, our discussions always assumed that we’d be running gnuplot interactively: actually entering commands at the gnuplot prompt, viewing the plot on the screen, and then entering more commands.

But sometimes that’s not what we want. For instance, we may have a large number of data sets and just want to convert all of them to plots using the same plot command. Or we may have a cron job ...

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