Gnuplot

Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven data and function plotting utility.  It was originally intended to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data.  

Gnuplot supports many types of plots in two or three dimensions.  It can draw using points, lines, boxes, contours, vector fields surfaces and various associated text.  It also supports various specialized plot types.  

Gnuplot supports many different types of output:  interactive screen display (with mouse and hotkey functionality), pen plotters (like hpgl), printers (including postscript and many color devices), and file formats as vectorial pseudo-devices like LaTeX, metafont, pdf, svg, or bitmap png.  

Availability and Restrictions

Versions

The current versions of Gnuplot available at OSC are:

VERSION OAKLEY OWENS pitzer NOTES
4.6.4 X*    

 

4.6 patchlevel 2   System Install   No module needed.
5.2.2   X*    
5.2.4     X*  
* Current default version

You can use module spider gnuplot to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.

Access

Gnuplot is available to all OSC users.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Thomas Williams, Colin Kelley/ Open source

Usage

Usage on Oakley

To start a Gnuplot session, load the module and launch using the following commands:

module load gnuplot

gnuplot

To access the Gnuplot help menu, type ? into the Gnuplot command line.  

Usage on Owens

To start a Gnuplot session, load the module and launch using the following commands:

module load gnuplot

gnuplot

To access the Gnuplot help menu, type ? into the Gnuplot command line.  

Usage on Pitzer

To start a Gnuplot session, load the module and launch using the following commands:

module load gnuplot

gnuplot

To access the Gnuplot help menu, type ? into the Gnuplot command line.  

Further Reading

For more information, visit the Gnuplot Homepage.  

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