Hey guys, first post
I'm working with GNUplot and some experimental data that I need to plot. Unfortunately, some of the data is comma separated values, and some is tab/six space separated (I thought it was tabbed but when I go into a text editor I can space six times to remove all the space so I assume that's not a tab. I don't know any more sophisticated way of determining that.)
Long story short, I can set the data delimiter within GNUplot using "set datafile separator ","" or use "\t" for a tab, but I can't do that in the middle of a plot, to my knowledge. So if I'm going "plot "data.csv" using 1:2, "data.tab" using 1:2" that will error out if I set either , or \t as the separator, and if I try to use the "set datafile separator" command in the middle of "plot" that errors out too.
So I want to use sed to just change the few spaced delimiter files to CSV's. "sed -i '/s/[six spaces]/,/g' data.tab" doesn't work.
How can I represent spaces?
Thanks for your time,