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Gnuplot in Action: Understanding Data with Graphs by Philipp K. Janert

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Chapter 5. Doing it with style

This chapter covers

The following three chapters describe the different ways to control the appearance of a plot: how to make it look just right. In this chapter, we’ll discuss the various ways to display data, and in the next chapter we’ll talk about all the other stuff that goes onto a plot, such as labels, borders, arrows, and similar decorations. Since axes and their labels can provide so much relevant information about a plot, they’ve been given their own chapter (chapter 7) which is the third and last in this part.

This chapter consists of three parts. First I describe the syntax for choosing a specific style for a plot. Then I’ll give a comprehensive, ...

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