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Old 07-02-2004, 04:02 AM   #1
alainhenry
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Question software for graphs and charts


I am looking for a software in Linux to do graphs and charts (bar and line charts, scatter diagrams, pies, and the like) in an automated way. for example, I'd like to do the same chart with 50 sets of data, and I should have as much formatting instruction in the data as possible (axis scale, titles, legends, possibly colours, etc.). My dream software for this was Lotus Graphwriter II that I used a lot under DOS in 1988.

The chart package in openoffice looks too much like M$ Excel, and cannot be automated much. I know of course of Gnuplot, but the interface is not obvious, and I don't know of front end that whould help me much. Do you you any suggestion I might look into?

Thanks

Alain
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:02 AM   #2
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I find Grace very good. There's a demo you can play that after installing that shows what it's capable of.

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Old 07-06-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info on grace. I am looking into it right now. Meanwhile, I had a look at the KChart documentation. The FAQ explicitely says that KChart cannot, at this point, import data from files (text ot other formats) and work only within KSpread. No room for automation as I would like it , thus.
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