[OS X TeX] XY plots (probably OT)

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu May 27 13:58:09 EDT 2004

On 27 mei 2004, at 19:35, Stefan Walsen wrote:

> Thomas Schröder wrote:
>> Am 25.05.2004 um 19:12 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>>> GNUplot. Not very user-friendly, will probably work. I've never used 
>>> it.
>> I was hoping someone might have :-(
> I have, but not much.
> gnuplot can do just about anything, including multiple y-axes. The 
> output is very nice, it produces at least eps, pdf, and some bitmap 
> formats directly, but I don't remember which.

The important one is latex+eps: it makes an eps file with the 
trace-data, and overlays it with a LaTeX picture environment for axis 
labels. Nice combination, although the module could use some work: it 
uses some outdated commands, especially for the eps inclusion (not easy 
to turn into pdf + LaTeX picture).

> But it's a command-line app. I don't know if this is a problem for 
> you, but the positive side-effect is the great scriptability :)

Once you have a template, it is good. Getting the template is a 
different problem.

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