Known users from DebianScience listed in parenthesis. See also ?EducationGraphics.

## Data plotting tools already packaged in Debian

### Menu based

grace upstream (Victor Munoz (1) and (2)) 2D publication-quality plotting

fityk (upstream) Fityk is a flexible and portable program for nonlinear fitting of analytical functions (especially peak-shaped) to data (usually experimental data). In other words, for nonlinear peak separation and analysis.

kst (upstream) A KDE application used for displaying scientific data

### Command line or library

plotutils upstream is a GPL package good for quick and paper quality plots either from the command line (e.g. pipe a text file into

*graph*) or as a libraryGNU R is a free implementation of the S programming language for statistical analysis. It is very useful for data visualization and other computational science tasks.

yorick interpreted language and scientific graphics

pgfplots (ITP: 514751) - TeX package to draw normal and/or logarithmic plots directly in TeX

**http:**//pgfplots.sourceforge.net/

#### Plotting with Python

### Numerical Computation (MATLAB/IDL like)

See the numerical computation task -

**http:**//blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/numericalcomputation

### Image handling

gwyddion Scanning Probe Microscopy visualization and analysis

imview Image viewing and analysis application

**http:**//packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/findimagedupes findimagedupes] Finds visually similar or duplicate images

### 3D visualization

ifrit a powerful tool for visualizing 3-dimensional data sets

imview Image viewing and analysis application

mayavi A scientific data visualization system

ParaView is a parallel visualization application based on vtk

### Vector drawing

xfig (Kevin McCarty, Victor Munoz, Carlo Segre, Kenward Vaughan)

Asymptote

*upstream*(Alexander Sieck) script-based vector graphics language inspired by ?MetaPostdia Diagram editor

### Graphs of relationships

graphviz (upstream) Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural information by constructing geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks.

### Graph digitization

g3data extract data from scanned graphs

engauge-digitizer interactively extracts numbers from bitmap graphs or maps

### Others

See also debian-med/imaging

## Data plotting tools that could be considered for inclusion in Debian

karma

*upstream*(Vincent McIntyre). Read this.?SciCraft

*upstream*with unofficial .debscrirun

*upstream*(Yaroslav Halchenko)

### Plotting with Python

**http:**//wiki.python.org/moin/NumericAndScientific/Plotting (JD Rogers, Carlo Segre)Eman

*upstream*?MatPy

### Easy and simple tools to plot data

(moved from DebianScience)

- python is good at that
- openoffice.org calc can be used to plot 2D data
OpenDX is very powerful (for 3D data) but cannot be started intuitivly (aside from import quirks, it is once you understand the idea, though)

matrix2png (Apache licence). Turns a matrix into a heatmap picture (Originally written for biologists)

A yorick plug-in (yorick-mpeg) exists for producing mpeg animations (not in Debian due to patent issues, but available on the unofficial repo).

## Data plotting tools that cannot go to main for licensing reasons

pgplot5 (non-free) packages available.