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Dataplot

 

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Dataplot is a free, public-domain, multi-platform (Unix, VMS, Linux, Windows 95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000, etc.) 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.      

Some of the on-line documentation utilizes the Portable Document Format (PDF).  If you do not already have a PDF reader installed for your browser, a number of freely available PDF readers are available.

You can perform a keyword search of the Dataplot Web page.

A Dataplot mail list is now available.

 


                       

 

  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

 

DATAPLOT Disclaimer

This software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties.  Pursuant to title 17 section 105 of the United States Code this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.  Dataplot is an experimental system.  NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

We welcome analyst feedback.

Created July 25, 2012, Updated April 2, 2019