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Re: [vox-tech] Linux graphing software?

On Thu 29 May 03,  4:02 PM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@netscape.net> said:
> It won't be long before someone recommends gnuplot.  I haven't used it 
> much due to my reliance on Matlab (which runs nicely in Linux, but 
> certainly isn't "free").  Another option is Octave, an open source 
> program very much like Matlab, which happens uses gnuplot for plotting.

there's also scilab which is supposed to be very nearly like matlab and

i use gnuplot, of course, but the whole question of data presentation
relies on the type of data you want to show, which you haven't

if you've liked excel in the past, may i suggest gnumeric?  i think i've
used excel once or twice in my life, but i've been told that gnumeric is
very faithful to excel.  it sure looks the same.  in fact, on the
gnumeric list, i once reported a bug related to the graphing system and
was told by a developers that this was to make gnumeric compatible with
an existing bug in excel...


> Anyway, my contribution to this thread is to recommend xfig for 
> "post-processing" of plots as well as drawing original diagrams.  I have 
> found it invaluable in touching up Matlab exported plots, such as 
> modifying axis labels, etc.  xfig exports in numerous formats, some of 
> which import very nicely into LaTeX.  In particular, I use the export 
> option "combined PS/LaTeX", allowing me to use LaTeX syntax for the text 
> in the figures.
> Jonathan
> Alexandra Thorn wrote:
> >As I get to actually finishing up with my masters's thesis, I'm starting
> >to think about ways to actually present my data.  I'm wondering if anyone
> >out there has some recommendations of some relatively accessible Linux
> >softward for creating pretty scatterplots of real data.  In the past I've
> >tended to use MSExcel for this sort of thing but would like to shake that
> >habit for obvious reasons.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Alex
> >
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