May 26, 2018

Scientific plotting package

PLplot is a library of C functions that are useful for making scientific plots from a program written in C, C++, or Fortran. The PLplot library can be used to create standard x-y plots, semilog plots, log-log plots, contour plots, 3D plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts. Multiple graphs of the same or different sizes may be placed on a single page with multiple lines in each graph. Different line styles, widths and colors are supported. A virtually infinite number of distinct area fill patterns may be used. There are almost 1000 characters in the extended character set. This includes four different fonts, the Greek alphabet and a host of mathematical, musical, and other symbols. The fonts can be scaled to any desired size. A variety of output devices are supported and new devices can be easily added by writing a small number of device dependent routines.

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