Gnuplot In Action: Understanding Data With Graphs by Philipp K. JanertGnuplot In Action: Understanding Data With Graphs by Philipp K. Janert

Gnuplot In Action: Understanding Data With Graphs

byPhilipp K. Janert

Paperback | April 10, 2016

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Summary

Gnuplot in Action, Second Edition is a major revision of this popular and authoritative guide for developers, engineers, and scientists who want to learn and use gnuplot effectively. Fully updated for gnuplot version 5, the book includes four pages of color illustrations and four bonus appendixes available in the eBook.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Gnuplot is an open-source graphics program that helps you analyze, interpret, and present numerical data. Available for Unix, Mac, and Windows, it is well-maintained, mature, and totally free.

About the Book

Gnuplot in Action, Second Edition is a major revision of this authoritative guide for developers, engineers, and scientists. The book starts with a tutorial introduction, followed by a systematic overview of gnuplot's core features and full coverage of gnuplot's advanced capabilities. Experienced readers will appreciate the discussion of gnuplot 5's features, including new plot types, improved text and color handling, and support for interactive, web-based display formats. The book concludes with chapters on graphical effects and general techniques for understanding data with graphs. It includes four pages of color illustrations. 3D graphics, false-color plots, heatmaps, and multivariate visualizations are covered in chapter-length appendixes available in the eBook.

What's Inside

  • Creating different types of graphs in detail
  • Animations, scripting, batch operations
  • Extensive discussion of terminals
  • Updated to cover gnuplot version 5
  • About the Reader

    No prior experience with gnuplot is required. This book concentrates on practical applications of gnuplot relevant to users of all levels.

    About the Author

    Philipp K. Janert, PhD, is a programmer and scientist. He is the author of several books on data analysis and applied math and has been a gnuplot power user and developer for over 20 years.

    Table of Contents

      PART 1 GETTING STARTED
    1. Prelude: understanding data with gnuplot
    2. Tutorial: essential gnuplot
    3. The heart of the matter: the plot command
    4. PART 2 CREATING GRAPHS
    5. Managing data sets and files
    6. Practical matters: strings, loops, and history
    7. A catalog of styles
    8. Decorations: labels, arrows, and explanations
    9. All about axes
    10. PART 3 MASTERING TECHNICALITIES
    11. Color, style, and appearance
    12. Terminals and output formats
    13. Automation, scripting, and animation
    14. Beyond the defaults: workflow and styles
    15. PART 4 UNDERSTANDING DATA
    16. Basic techniques of graphical analysis
    17. Topics in graphical analysis
    18. Coda: understanding data with graphs
    Philipp K. Janert, Ph.D, is a programmer and scientist. He is the author of several books on data analysis and applied math and has been a gnuplot user and developer for over 20 years.
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    Title:Gnuplot In Action: Understanding Data With GraphsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2016Publisher:Manning PublicationsLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1633430189

    ISBN - 13:9781633430181

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