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HIGHLIGHTGnuplot in Action is the first comprehensive introduction to gnuplot? fromthe basics to the power features and beyond. Besides providing a tutorial ongnuplot itself, it demonstrates how to apply and use gnuplot to extract intelligencefrom data.DESCRIPTIONStatistical data is only as valuable as your ability to analyze, interpret, and presentit in a meaningful way. Gnuplot is the most widely used program to plot andvisualize data for Unix/Linux systems and it is also popular for Windows and theMac. It? s open-source (as in free!), actively maintained, stable, and mature. It candeal with arbitrarily large data sets and is capable of producing high-quality,publication-ready graphics.Gnuplot in Action makes gnuplot easy for anyone who needs to do data analysis,but doesn? t have an education in analytical tools and methods. It? s perfect forDBAs, programmers, and performance engineers; business analysts and MBAs;and Six-Sigma Black Belts and process engineers.One of gnuplot? s main advantages is that it requires no programming skills norknowledge of advanced mathematical or statistical concepts.Particular attention is paid to tricky or poorly-explained areas. You will learnhow to apply gnuplot to actual data analysis problems. This book looks atdifferent types of graphs that can be generated with gnuplot and will discusswhen and how to use them to extract actual information from data.KEY POINTS? The first book about gnuplot on the market? Very popular software used worldwide for scientific graphing? Gnuplot is open-source compatible, with Linux/Unix, Windows, and Mac? Requires no programming skills or knowledge of statistics? Makes gnuplot easy for anyone wanting to do data analysis

About the Author

Philipp K. Janert is Chief Consultant at Principal Value, LLC. He has been agnuplot user for more than 15 years and regards it as one of the indispensabletools in his toolbox. He has worked for small start-ups and in large corporateenvironments, both in the US and overseas, including several years, where he initiated and led several projects to improve Amazon? sorder fulfillment processes. Philipp K. Janert has written about software andsoftware development for the O? Reilly Network, IBM developerWorks, IEEESoftware, and Linux Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from theUniversity of Washington. Visit his website at

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28th February 2009


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Manning Publications


360 pages


Computer programming / software development



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