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gnuplot Cookbook

By : Lee Phillips
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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

Using the Emacs GUI

Emacs is one of the two most venerable and powerful text editors used by programmers and other expert users of computing systems derived from the UNIX fork of computer history. While the other one, Vim, is of course superior, Emacs has the ability to be customized to such an extreme extent that it can be turned into a textual or even a graphical interface for other programs. There are Emacs modes for reading mail and netnews, playing games, and much more. In this recipe, we will introduce Emacs gnuplot-mode, which is a useful GUI for gnuplot.

Getting ready

Naturally, you need to have Emacs installed. Emacs comes in various flavors. You need one with hooks into your operating system's graphical libraries compiled in. If you are on Linux or Apple's OS X there is a good chance that you already have such a version of Emacs installed. Most versions of Emacs for Windows should also work. We mention this because there is a small chance that you might have a stripped down version...