Thursday, 26 August 2010

A new beginning

As I announced on my older blog,, I will run a parallel one, dealing with pyxplot-related matters. Pyxplot is quite similar to gnuplot in its command structure, though there are some subtle differences. However, it has some features that gnuplot hasn't, and which make life rather easy, when it comes to data manipulation. If you recall from that old blog of mine, data manipulation was not an easy task in gnuplot, and in some sense, it was almost deemed illegal. The argument of the developers was that gnuplot is a plotting utility, and not a
data processing unit, so why should it manipulate data at all? I have tried to argue on a number of occasions that plotting and data processing are part of the very same task, and they cannot be disentangled, but I had the feeling that my pleas fell on deaf ears. Anyway, it seems that some other people have had the same experience, and decided to do something about it. Pyxplot is a well-written plotting utility with a number of conveniences that you will certainly appreciate. On this blog, I will visit a number of methods on producing informative graphs with pyxplot. I hope you will enjoy it!


  1. Great! I felt tired with the gnuplots lack of flow control and all the tricky ways to manipulate data. Hopefully I will manage to convert to pyxplot soon.

  2. Hi - I found the gnuplot-trick blogg of yours very useful when I was using that program for plotting different things for my PhD. As I switched to Linux I changed and started to use Pyxplot instead. However, for this program it is rather difficult to find any help on the internet except for the manual and examples on the homepage. I also see that you've only posted a few items on this page. So I was curious of what happened...... did Pyxplot not fulfil your expectations?