ASCL.net

Astrophysics Source Code Library

Making codes discoverable since 1999

PLplot: Cross-platform Software Package for Scientific Plots

Discussion topics for individual codes
User avatar
owlice
Guardian of the Codes
Posts: 1080
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:18 pm
Location: Washington, DC

PLplot: Cross-platform Software Package for Scientific Plots

Postby owlice » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:21 pm

PLplot: Cross-platform Software Package for Scientific Plots

Abstract: PLplot is a cross-platform software package for creating scientific plots. To help accomplish that task it is organized as a core C library, language bindings for that library, and device drivers which control how the plots are presented in non-interactive and interactive plotting contexts. The PLplot core library can be used to create standard x-y plots, semi-log plots, log-log plots, contour plots, 3D surface plots, mesh plots, bar charts and pie charts. Multiple graphs (of the same or different sizes) may be placed on a single page, and multiple pages are allowed for those device formats that support them. PLplot has core support for Unicode. This means for our many Unicode-aware devices that plots can be labelled using the enormous selection of Unicode mathematical symbols. A large subset of our Unicode-aware devices also support complex text layout (CTL) languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Indic and Indic-derived CTL scripts such as Devanagari, Thai, Lao, and Tibetan. PLplot device drivers support a number of different file formats for non-interactive plotting and a number of different platforms that are suitable for interactive plotting. It is easy to add new device drivers to PLplot by writing a small number of device dependent routines.

Credit: Many Developers

Site: http://plplot.sourceforge.net/
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006ApJ...649.1048C

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft06003M

ID: ascl:1106.003
Last edited by Ada Coda on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Updated code entry.
Code-seeking owl at your service

Return to “Astrophysics Source Code Library”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests

cron