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PLplot is a software package for creating scientific plots whose plot symbols and text are limited in practice only by what Unicode-aware system fonts are installed on a user's computer. The package includes a core C library, separate language bindings for that library, and separate dynamically loaded device drivers which control how the plots are presented in non interactive and interactive plotting contexts.

The PLplot core library can be used to create standard x-y plots, semi-log plots, log-log plots, contour plots, 3D surface plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts. Multiple graphs (of the same or different sizes) may be placed on a single page, and multiple pages are allowed for those device formats that support them.

PLplot bindings exist for many compiled and interpreted languages, including C, C++, Lisp, Lua, OCaml, Octave, Perl or Python.


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.


Date 2015-07-17
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