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Introduction to GnuPlot

College of Natural Sciences Computing Laboratories
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614


Gnuplot is a command-line driven program for producing 2D and 3D plots. Although it doesn't have as many features as some of the commerical mathematical software available, it isn't as complex to use as packages such as Mathematica or Matlab. It is ideal for a users you only need a plot of a graph, and who don't want to learn a major tool.

The features and topics on Gnuplot covered in this document include :

If you have questions at any time, you can access the on-line help by typing help within Gnuplot. Gnuplot has a very good help system.

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