ANN: Veusz 0.4 released (scientific plotting package)

Jeremy Sanders jeremysanders at
Sun Mar 13 22:40:09 CET 2005

Veusz 0.4  [first public release]
Velvet Ember Under Sky Zenith
Veusz is a scientific plotting package written in Python (currently 100%
Python). It uses PyQt for display and user-interfaces, and numarray for
handling the numeric data. Veusz is designed to produce publication-ready
Postscript output.
Veusz provides a GUI, command line and scripting interface (based on
Python) to its plotting facilities. The plots are built using an
object-based system to provide a consistent interface.
Currently done:
 * X-Y plots (with errorbars)
 * Stepped plots (for histograms)
 * Line plots
 * Function plots
 * Stacked plots and arrays of plots
 * Plot keys
 * Plot labels
 * LaTeX-like formatting for text
 * EPS output
 * Simple data importing
 * Scripting interface
 * Save/Load plots
 * Some work on a manual and introduction
To be done:
 * Contour plots
 * Images
 * Filled regions
 * UI improvements
 * Import filters (for qdp and other plotting packages, fits, csv)
 * Data manipulation
 * Python embedding interface (for embedding Veusz in other programs).
   [some of the external interface is complete]
 * Proper installation program
 Python (probably 2.3 or greater required)
 Qt (free edition)
 PyQt (SIP is required to be installed first)
 Microsoft Core Fonts (recommended)
For documentation on using Veusz, see the "Documents" directory. The
manual is in pdf, html and text format (generated from docbook).
If you enjoy using Veusz, I would love to hear from you. Please join the
mailing lists at
to discuss new features or if you'd like to contribute code. The newest
code can always be found in CVS.
Veusz is Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Jeremy Sanders <jeremy at>
Licenced under the GPL (version 2 or greater)

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