Part 1. Getting started

Gnuplot is a tool for visualizing data and mathematical functions. The chapters in this first part will give a first introduction to gnuplot and its most important features. Chapter 1 introduces gnuplot and describes the kinds of problems it’s designed to solve. Chapter 2 provides a quick tutorial to gnuplot. By the end of this chapter, you’ll be able to prepare simple plots with gnuplot and to save and export your work. Chapter 3 takes a detailed look at the all-important plot command, which is used to generate most graphs in gnuplot. You’ll also learn about inline transformations and built-in smoothing methods.