[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Plotting packages
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 17:38:03 -0500
Funny that we should start talking about this right now. If we are
talking about a basic 2D plot package, take a look at the following
message. I've looked at it, and it looks reasonable for 2D plots.
I think writing a Python wrapper for this would be pretty easy.
Robert S. Maier writes:
> Hi, Jeff. This is to let you know that a much enhanced version of the old
> GNU graphics package is now available. It's about 1.7 meg, gzipped; you
> can get it from
> Strictly speaking, this is a pre-release version; it's billed as
> `release 1.0-alpha'.
> I think that several years ago, you helped evaluate and improve an alpha
> release of the old package? Your name is still in the documentation. If
> you could look over the new (much expanded, and completely rewritten)
> package, I'd much appreciate it.
> The package is now called the `plotutils' package. It includes versions of
> libplot.a that draw 2-D vector graphics in X11, PS, xfig, and tek format.
> It also includes a much enhanced `graph' built on top of libplot.a, a
> version of `spline', and more. For 2-D graphs, the package is now
> competitive with gnuplot; it can handle multiplotting, filled regions, etc.
> The plotting library uses both the 35 basic Postscript fonts, and a set of
> builtin Hershey fonts. A 50-page manual in texinfo format is included.
> Any comments/suggestions/bug fixes, etc., would be welcome.
> --Robert Maier
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