[OS X TeX] XY plots (probably OT)

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Fri May 28 01:25:35 EDT 2004

Quoting Maarten Sneep <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl>:

> 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 uses some outdated commands, especially for the eps inclusion (not easy 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).

Not sure which version of gnuplot you have experience with, but 4.0 has a lot 
of different output formats (see below) including several pdf options.  It's 
really not that hard to use.  It took me a few hours to get it to do what I 
wanted (graphs for my thesis).


Available terminal types:
           aed512  AED 512 Terminal
           aed767  AED 767 Terminal
             aifm  Adobe Illustrator 3.0 Format
         bitgraph  BBN Bitgraph Terminal
              cgm  Computer Graphics Metafile
            corel  EPS format for CorelDRAW
             dumb  printer or glass dumb terminal
              dxf  dxf-file for AutoCad (default size 120x80)
            eepic  EEPIC -- extended LaTeX picture environment
              emf  Enhanced Metafile format
            emtex  LaTeX picture environment with emTeX specials
         epslatex  LaTeX (Text) and encapsulated PostScript
     epson_180dpi  Epson LQ-style 180-dot per inch (24 pin) printers
      epson_60dpi  Epson-style 60-dot per inch printers
      epson_lx800  Epson LX-800, Star NL-10, NX-1000, PROPRINTER ...
              fig  FIG graphics language for XFIG graphics editor
             gpic  GPIC -- Produce graphs in groff using the gpic preprocessor
          hp2623A  HP2623A and maybe others
           hp2648  HP2648 and HP2647
           hp500c  HP DeskJet 500c, [75 100 150 300] [rle tiff]
             hpdj  HP DeskJet 500, [75 100 150 300]
           imagen  Imagen laser printer
       kc_tek40xx  MS-DOS Kermit Tek4010 terminal emulator - color
       km_tek40xx  MS-DOS Kermit Tek4010 terminal emulator - monochrome
            latex  LaTeX picture environment
               mf  Metafont plotting standard
              mif  Frame maker MIF 3.00 format
               mp  MetaPost plotting standard
          nec_cp6  NEC printer CP6, Epson LQ-800 [monocrome color draft]
          okidata  OKIDATA 320/321 Standard
              pbm  Portable bitmap [small medium large] [monochrome gray 
             pcl5  HP Designjet 750C, HP Laserjet III/IV, etc. (many options)
              pdf  PDF (Portable Document File) file driver
              png  Portable Network Graphics [small medium large] [monochrome 
gray color]
       postscript  PostScript graphics language [mode "fontname" font_size]
          pslatex  LaTeX picture environment with PostScript \specials
            pstex  plain TeX with PostScript \specials
         pstricks  LaTeX picture environment with PSTricks macros
              qms  QMS/QUIC Laser printer (also Talaris 1200 and others)
            regis  REGIS graphics language
          selanar  Selanar
            starc  Star Color Printer
              svg  W3C Scalable Vector Graphics driver
            table  Dump ASCII table of X Y [Z] values to output
      tandy_60dpi  Tandy DMP-130 series 60-dot per inch graphics
          tek40xx  Tektronix 4010 and others; most TEK emulators
          tek410x  Tektronix 4106, 4107, 4109 and 420X terminals
          texdraw  LaTeX texdraw environment
             tgif  TGIF X11 [mode] [x,y] [dashed] ["font" [fontsize]]
         tkcanvas  Tk/Tcl canvas widget [perltk] [interactive]
             tpic  TPIC -- LaTeX picture environment with tpic \specials
          unknown  Unknown terminal type - not a plotting device
            vttek  VT-like tek40xx terminal emulator
              x11  X11 Window System
              X11  X11 Window System (identical to x11)
             xlib  X11 Window System (gnulib_x11 dump)

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