[SciPy-user] Fast simple plotting

Jerry lanceboyle at qwest.net
Mon Jan 8 22:39:44 CST 2007


Thanks for the quasi-correction and gnuplot speed report.
Jerry


On Jan 4, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2007-01-04, Jerry <lanceboyle at qwest.net> wrote:
>
>> BTW, gnuplot can only plot data that is first written to disk
>
> Not really true
>
>  1) Gnuplot can be sent data through a pipe.
>
>  2) All decent OSes (and even a few crappy ones) cache
>     filesystem data blocks in RAM, so small temp-files will
>     rarely even hit a disk platter.
>
>> (other than that which it calculates itself) so it might be
>> slower than you would like.
>
> In my experience gnuplot (pygnuplot) is pretty fast. I'm able
> to smoothly animate rotation of 3-D wireframe plots containing
> undreds of line segments without any problems.
>



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