LabPlot is a free, portable and open source graphical software implemented in Qt for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and designed from the offset to be used for interactive analysis of scientific data, supporting both 3D (three dimensional) and 2D (two dimensional) plots.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for emulating most of the functions that are supported by various plotting application, such as SPSS Sigmaplot or Microcal Origin, supports basic GRASS plots, multiple plots per worksheet, extensive parser, image reader, data set operations, and support for all GSL (GNU Scientific Library) constants and functions.
Additionally, LabPlot lets users to easily edit plots in many ways, analyse functions and data like peak find, integration, histogram, regression, fourier transform, convolution, deconvolution, as well as to export worksheets in several formats, such as as PS, SVG, PDF, EPS, and many others.
Its graphical user interface (GUI) is sleek, easy to use and intuitive. It offers all the plotting functions you’ll ever need, as well as a wide range of useful functionality and configuration options that make it stand out from other similar products.
Getting started with LabPlot
LabPlot is a not so popular software, which means that most probably it is not included in the main software repositories of your GNU/Linux distribution. Therefore, to install it, you will have to download the latest version of LabPlot from Softpedia using the dedicated download section above.
Save the archive on a location of your choice, extract its contents using your favorite archive manager utility, and navigate to the location of the extracted archive files in a terminal emulator, using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/labplot-2.0.1).
Then, run the ‘./compile’ command to configure and compile the program. After a successful compilation process, install it system wide by running the ‘sudo make install’ command in the terminal emulator window.