If you’ve ever dreamed of having a good user interface for the popular gnuplot command-line data and function plotting software, then GPlot is the tool you want to install on your Linux or BSD operating system.
The GPlot software provides an easy-to-use UI (User Interface) that offers several useful options for generating a plot of a single or multiple sets of data. It doesn’t introduces new functionality to the gnuplot application, it just helps you to effortlessly generate gnuplot input.
Features at a glance
Among its features, we can mention support for Postscript, PBM, JPG, PNG and 'X" output, the ability to plot one or more sets of data together, as well as the ability to generate multiple plots in one output (also known as gnuplot multiplot).
Supported valid -type values included JPG, PNG, PostScript (PS), EPS, PBM, and XWIN. Supported valid -color values include red, black, cyan, blue, magenta, green, yellow, and orange. Supported valid non-POSTSCRIPT -point values include uptriangle, diamond, xx, plus, box, and asterisk.
Last but not least, supported valid POSTSCRIPT -point values include asterisk, filleddiamond, box, filledpentagon, circle, uptriangle, diamond, xx, downtriangle, pentagon, filledbox, plus, filledcircle, filleduptriangle, and filleddowntriangle.
Getting started with GPlot
GPlot requires no installation, which means that you will be able to use the program from any console environment immediately after download and uncompressing the source pacakge distributed for free on Softpedia.
Simply open a Terminal app, navigate to the location of the extracted archive files using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/gplot-1.11) and run the ‘./gplot.pl’ command to see the supported values. Additionally, you can run the ‘perldoc ./gplot.pl’ command to view its manual.
Supported on Linux and BSD
Talking a look under the hood of the GPlot program, we can notice that it has been written entirely in the Perl programming language and that it is compatible with GNU/Linux and BSD operating systems, supporting 32-bit and 64-bit installations.