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ⓘ Ploticus is a free, open-source computer program for producing plots and charts from data. It runs under Unix, Solaris, Mac OS X, Linux and Win32 systems. Commu ..




Ploticus
                                     

ⓘ Ploticus

Ploticus is a free, open-source computer program for producing plots and charts from data. It runs under Unix, Solaris, Mac OS X, Linux and Win32 systems. Community support is customarily done through Yahoo News Groups. Bruce Byfield in Linux.com described Ploticus as, ".a throwback to the days when Unix programs did one thing, and did it well, using a minimum of system resources."

                                     

1. Graph types and features

At the center of Ploticus lies a scripting language. Through the scripting language, "2-D graphs and. basic statistical functions" are supported. Sophisticated graphs can be developed quickly using scripts previously developed, called "prefabs". Simple graphs can be produced using few parameters in addition to the data. Users can create and modify "prefabs".

Ploticus supports the following types of plot: line plots, filled line plots, category line plots, ranges sweeps, pie graphs, vertical bar graphs, horizontal bar charts, timelines, floating bar segments, bar proportions, scatter plots, heat maps density grids, single variable distribution, error bars, curve fitting, vector plots, Venn diagrams, Venn magnitude charts, tree diagrams. Features include: scaling and axes, legends, annotations, clickmap, and mouse-over support.

                                     

2. Applications

Ploticus has been used for:

  • Animal Phenome Graphing
  • Climate Trending
  • Health Data Analysis

As a plug-in

Ploticus can be used as a plug-in with various other software such as:

  • IPM Integrated Performance Monitoring, supported by the US NSF
  • Asterisk PBX GUI Client
  • Semantic MediaWiki
  • WikidPad, Wiki-like notebook software
  • EasyTimeline
                                     
  • Semantic extensions Special date topics Plugins, to include: Python scripting Ploticus graphs Graphviz charts Sparklines Math formulas rendered using LaTeX Tables
  • Graphviz graph visualization software MimeTex LaTeX formula renderer Ploticus Charting and graphing software gnuplot Free and open - source software
  • statsmodels, scikit - learn Perl Data Language Scientific computing with Perl Ploticus software for generating a variety of graphs from raw data PSPP A free