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Re: [vox-tech] Histograms on GNU/Linux?
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Re: [vox-tech] Histograms on GNU/Linux?

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 13:13:04 -0400
p@dirac.org (Peter Jay Salzman) wrote:

> I have a few numbers in OpenOffice that I'd like to make a histogram
> of.
> It appears that OO has no histogram plotter.  Gnuplot doesn't seem to
> have one either (there appears to be a patch, but I'd rather not go
> down that road unless I have to).
> It appears that Gnumeric can do histograms, but when I tried...
>    p@satan$ gnumeric 
>    ** (gnumeric:5072): WARNING **: GnomePrint: Requested Arial1 but
>    using Sans(Sans Regular 9.000000)
>    Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>    p@satan$ 
> Note the warning had nothing to do with the segfault AFAIK.
> How do people do histograms on Linux (other than than by hand?)  I'd
> prefer suggestions that people USE rather than a mindless response
> invoking freshmeat.  I wanna be able to ask you a question if I have
> one.  ;-)

Make your own program to sort your data into bins, then use
plot 'file.dat' with boxes
to plot the histogram (where file.dat is the output of your custom

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