Graph Utils (Open-Source)

Peter A. Friend pafriend at octavian.org
Fri Feb 18 14:34:34 CST 2011


I've used gnuplot for several projects and found it very flexible.  
Gnuplot is also handy because it's easy to feed it commands over a  
pipe. I also recommend the "Gnuplot In Action" book - it saved me a  
ton of time.  I have also used matplotlib within Python.

For more interactive graphs I've played with the Processing  
environment a bit, but not enough to provide a useful comparison with  
the other tools.

Peter

On Feb 18, 2011, at 11:13 AM, Max Pierson wrote:

> Hi List,
>
> Anyone out there using something other than rrdtool for creating  
> graphs?? I
> have a project that will need a trend taken, and unfortunately rrdtool
> doesn't fit the bill. All of the scripting, data collection,
> database archival, etc will be custom written or is already done  
> (with some
> hacks of course :). So really what i'm looking for is something  
> along the
> lines of GNUplot. Has anyone used it before and would like to share
> experiences?? Seems like it will be able to my plot data  
> accordingly, but
> wanted to see if there were any other popular tools I've yet to come  
> across.
>
> (Open-Source only please)
>
> TIA,
> M





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