ANN: Veusz 0.8 released

Jeremy Sanders jeremy+python at jeremysanders.net
Thu Oct 20 21:49:37 CEST 2005


Veusz 0.8
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Velvet Ember Under Sky Zenith
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http://home.gna.org/veusz/
 
Veusz is Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Jeremy Sanders <jeremy at jeremysanders.net>
Licenced under the GPL (version 2 or greater)
 
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.
 
Changes from 0.7:
 Please refer to ChangeLog for all the changes.
 Highlights include:
  * Datasets can be linked together with expressions
  * SVG export
  * Edit/Copy/Cut support of widgets
  * Pan image with mouse
  * Click on graph to change settings
  * Lots of UI improvements
 
Features of package:
 * X-Y plots (with errorbars)
 * Images (with colour mappings)
 * Stepped plots (for histograms)
 * Line plots
 * Function plots
 * Fitting functions to data
 * 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
 * Dataset manipulation
 * Embed Veusz within other programs
 
To be done:
 * Contour plots
 * UI improvements
 * Import filters (for qdp and other plotting packages, fits, csv)
 
Requirements:
 Python (probably 2.3 or greater required)
   http://www.python.org/
 Qt (free edition)
   http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/
 PyQt (SIP is required to be installed first)
   http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pyqt/
   http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/sip/
 numarray
   http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/numarray
 Microsoft Core Fonts (recommended)
   http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/
 PyFITS (optional)
   http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyfits
 
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
 
https://gna.org/mail/?group=veusz
 
to discuss new features or if you'd like to contribute code. The
newest code can always be found in CVS.




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