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PLOTICUS is a command line utility for creating bar, line, pie, boxplot, scatterplot, sweep, heatmap, vector, timeline, Venn diagrams, and other types of charts and plots. ploticus is good for automated or just-in-time graph generation. It handles date, time, and categorical data nicely, and has some basic statistical capabilities. It can output to GIF, PNG, SVG, SWF, JPEG, PostScript, EPS, and X11. You can use convenient preset options or create complex scripts with rich and detailed color and style operations.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Mar 2009 20:55

    Release Notes: A new proc pvalue for computing pvalues on t test. Some other new functionality and some bugfixes.

    •  22 Jan 2008 16:05

      Release Notes: Two new plotting procs (catlines and tree) were added. Slanted x axis stubs were added. Input data can now be bar-delimited or the delimitation can be auto-detected. PNG/GIF/JPEG images are incorporated into the result when producing SVG. New data processing capabilities were added. Colors such as xFEDCBA can be specified. A number of other minor feature additions and bugfixes were made. A revision pass was done, affecting all script and attribute parsing, with the goal of eliminating attribute length restrictions where possible.

      •  08 Jun 2006 12:52

        Release Notes: Data points are now sharper and not distorted. Venn magnitude charts were added. A number of other new features and bugfixes were added.

        •  30 Aug 2005 21:28

          Release Notes: New legend rendering capabilities, Venn diagrams, and other enhancements and fixes.

          •  19 Apr 2005 20:57

            Release Notes: A bug has been fixed where xautorange: ... nearest=exact wasn't working for dates, times, or datetimes.


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