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05 Mar 2004 23:52 atoku

Re: very good, mature software

>
> % This is very good, mature software. I
> % recommend it highly. My only
> complaint
> % is that the manual and the built-in
> % documentation are hard to use --
> there
> % aren't enough examples, and the
> % discussion of one topic often assumes
> % knowledge of some other topic, but
> it's
> % hard to find the information on the
> % other topic.
>
>
>
> It does not support incremental
> plotting. Creating a
> 'publication-quality' graph is next to
> impossible. And it
> is omnipresent ... probably due to a
> lack of any advanced
> free graph plotting tool/language (i.e.
> a free equivalent of
> IDL).


Actually, IDL sucks. We could not use it for real-time preparation of pictures for our web site. However, CVS version of gnuplot is good enough and script language is good enough to do this job.

12 Jul 2002 08:30 rainer

Re: very good, mature software

> This is very good, mature software. I
> recommend it highly. My only complaint
> is that the manual and the built-in
> documentation are hard to use -- there
> aren't enough examples, and the
> discussion of one topic often assumes
> knowledge of some other topic, but it's
> hard to find the information on the
> other topic.

It does not support incremental plotting. Creating a
'publication-quality' graph is next to impossible. And it
is omnipresent ... probably due to a lack of any advanced
free graph plotting tool/language (i.e. a free equivalent of
IDL).

01 Jun 2002 19:37 bcrowell

very good, mature software
This is very good, mature software. I recommend it highly. My only complaint is that the manual and the built-in documentation are hard to use -- there aren't enough examples, and the discussion of one topic often assumes knowledge of some other topic, but it's hard to find the information on the other topic.

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