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gnuplot Cookbook

By : Lee Phillips
Book Image

gnuplot Cookbook

By: Lee Phillips

Overview of this book

gnuplot is the world's finest technical plotting software, used by scientists, engineers, and others for many years. It is in constant development and runs on practically every operating system, and can produce output in almost any format. The quality of its 3d plots is unmatched and its ability to be incorporated into computer programs and document preparation systems is excellent. gnuplot Cookbook ñ it will help you master gnuplot. Start using gnuplot immediately to solve your problems in data analysis and presentation. Quickly find a visual example of the graph you want to make and see a complete, working script for producing it. Learn how to use the new features in gnuplot 4.4. Find clearly explained, working examples of using gnuplot with LaTeX and with your own computer programming language. You will master all the ins and outs of gnuplot through gnuplot Cookbook. You will learn to plot basic 2d to complex 3d plots, annotate from simple labels to equations, integrate from simple scripts to full documents and computer progams. You will be taught to annotate graphs with equations and symbols that match the style of the rest of your text, thus creating a seamless, professional document. You will be guided to create a web page with an interactive graph, and add graphical output to your simulation or numerical analysis program. Start using all of gnuplot's simple to complex features to suit your needs, without studying its 200 page manual through this Cookbook.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
gnuplot Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Finding Help and Information

Plotting with Clojure

Clojure is a dialect of lisp that is implemented on the Java Virtual Machine, so it is easy to install and run almost anywhere. The details can be found at As this book is being prepared Clojure is rapidly becoming popular, as it is gaining recognition as perhaps the most practical implementation of an early high-level language that many consider to be the most powerful ever devised. Although Clojure is still in a somewhat early stage of adoption, it is quite mature, used in large projects and by big companies, and you can use gnuplot from it.

Getting ready

You need, naturally, an installation of the Clojure language. You may be able to install it using your package manager if you are using a Linux distribution (it is available in Ubuntu, for example); otherwise, you can download it from its official page at We are using the program clojure-gnuplot by Vadim Shender, so you should get that from