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Dataplot® is a free, public-domain, multi-platform (Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP/VISTA/7/8) software system for scientific visualization, statistical analysis, and non-linear modeling. The target Dataplot user is the researcher and analyst engaged in the characterization, modeling, visualization, analysis, monitoring, and optimization of scientific and engineering processes. The original version was released by James J. Filliben in 1978 with continual enhancements to present. Authors: James J. Filliben and Alan Heckert Statistical Engineering Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, with tcl/tk GUI interface by Robert R. Lipman, formerly of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division.

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Dataplot: Introduction
Dataplot Summary Platforms Graphics Gallery NIST/SEMATECH Handbook
Documentation News FAQS Quick Reference (PDF format)
Support Download Using Dataplot with the Web Extending Dataplot



Dataplot: Tutorial
Getting Started Language Features GUI Mode Command Mode
I/O Data Types Supported Graphics Devices Program Control
Customizing Dataplot Command Categories Commands Distributions



Elementary Operations Functions Random Number Generation Experiment Designs
Macros Programs Data Set Library Text File Library



Lines Characters Spikes Bars
Plot Annotation TEXT Subcommands Colors Sizing

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Date created: 6/5/2001
Last updated: 10/30/2013

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