[OS X TeX] XY plots (probably OT)

Frank Mathias Mattes f.mattes at ucl.ac.uk
Tue May 25 13:07:52 EDT 2004

I can support Adam's reply. Excellent plotting program. In addition 
huge student discount (I think 99 USD) and you get mac and windows 
version. However steep learning curve. Curve fitting is difficult to do 
if you data are not equally  spaced on the x-axis.

On 25 May 2004, at 17:59, Adam Maxwell wrote:

> On 25 May, 2004, at 11:26, Thomas Schröder wrote:
>> - handling of big data files (10-12 columns, >10000 lines)
>> - support for 4 Y axes
>> - good output quality
>> - direct output of EPS and/or PDF
>> - decent support for user defined diagram types
>> - some basic math support (greek symbols, fractions, subscripts and 
>> superscripts)
>> - support for Lucida Bright and maybe Latin Modern fonts
> Igor Pro from <http://www.wavemetrics.com/> does all of this, although 
> I use Create/Equation Service to put equations on plots.
> I'm using the Latin Modern fonts with it, and saving graphics as EPS; 
> these can be distilled with Preview or PStill, or ghostscript if you 
> install the LM fonts for it.
> There is a definite learning curve, but you can write ``procedures'' 
> for it to automate data processing and plotting; use the menus to see 
> what it does on the command line, then incorporate those into a 
> compiled procedure.  There is a good mailing list, and the Wavemetrics 
> programmers respond personally to support requests.
> -- 
> Adam
> (no affiliation with Wavemetrics, other than as a satisfied user)
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