Gnuplot is a command-line driven interactive function plotting utility
for UNIX, MSDOS, and VMS platforms. It was
originally intended as graphical program which would allow scientists
and students to visualize mathematical functions and data. Gnuplot
supports many different types of terminals, plotters, and printers
Gnuplot handles both curves (2 dimensions) and surfaces (3
dimensions). Surfaces can be plotted as a mesh fitting the specified
function, floating in the 3-d coordinate space, or as a contour plot
on the x-y plane. For 2-d plots, there are also many plot styles,
including lines, points, lines with points, error bars, and impulses
(crude bar graphs). Graphs may be labeled with arbitrary labels and
arrows, axes labels, a title, date and time, and a key. The interface
includes command-line editing and history on most platforms.
Current Version: 3.7.1
License Type: Copyrighted but freely distributed. (The "GNU" in gnuplot is NOT related to the Free Software Foundation)
Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
MS-DOS, MS-Windows, VMS, UNIX
Minimal hardware requirement. Works best with X11 under Linux :).
http://wwwfg.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~ig25/gnuplot-faq.html/ (Official FAQ)
ftp://ftp.gnuplot.vt.edu/pub/gnuplot/ (FTP Site)
http://www.usf.uni-osnabrueck.de/~breiter/tools/gnuplot/index.en.html (Misc Gnuplot Tools)
Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:
- Several incomplete GUI interfaces for gnuplot are available.
- Linux Journal, No.28, August, 1996.
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