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Old 02-25-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Hello all,

Long time no post. Nice to see LQ thriving as usual.
Ok, on to the topic.

Sigmaplot
Anybody ever used it? No it isn't a Linux app, but it sure should be. Reason I'm writing, is because I'm trying to find a package, or a collection of packages, that can preform like this one.
You can find it at:
http://www.systat.com/products/sigmaplot/

It's a very hand package, and has numerous utilities that I'd like to be able to use. However, I can't see myself spending $10k of that package. Besides that, I'd do pretty much anything to find it on Linux (impossible) or something very similar to it.

So, now comes the question.
Anybody know of anything remotely similar in capabilities? I'm looking for a program, or a collection of apps, that is somewhat comparable to this sweet little suit. (how did you like that play on words ;p)

Tnx
L8rz

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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You took a long time composing the post, but I wonder if you bothered using google?

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...-datavistools/
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2...tatistics.html

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

Actually I have used google. Always.
But as I'm sure you are aware, as time goes on and the internet fills with more and more crap, google becomes more and more useless each day.
At any rate, google only points to the more frequently referenced links.

I'm already aware of utilities such as GNUplot, Scilab, and a few others.
I also have gone through www.osalt.com to search for other open source alternatives to programs as well.

The reason I posted, was to see if anybody knew of a 'hidden treasure'. That so called 'diamond in the rough' that doesn't really jump out on normal searches.

Aside from that, GNUplot and Scilab doesn't really do it for me. Especially compared to the Sigmaplot package. Granted the Sigmaplot package is quite an extensive & expensive packaged deal, which obviously stands to reason why it would have 'more' so to speak.
GNUplot is a little powerful tool, but it is quite limited as well.

Perhaps I may have jumped the gun a bit in haste needing the program.

I have not yet tried the MayaVi, but most of the others I've already perused.

Thanks/Cheers,
L8rz
 
Old 02-25-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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I understand. You didn't mention "R" in your response. I think it is referred to in the second URL that I posted.
Maybe a specialty search such as the NIST guide to mathematical software: http://gams.nist.gov/

Also, look in the 9) section of this windows / linux equivalents chart.
http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
 
  


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