Plot is a scientific 2D plotting program.
This project started in 1993 with SciPlot on NeXTStep and continues with "Plot" for OS X till 2007.
With buying the Pro version of Plot you will help to keep Plot alive and you get some extra color schemes.
Plot is designed for everyday plotting, it is easy to use, it creates high quality plots, and it allows easy and powerful manipulations and calculations of data.
Basically Plot allows to work with multiple documents where every document consists of one or more XY data sets (called buffer in Plot).
There is also the possibility to add subviews (plots inside plots) to your document. A subview is completely independent with its own data buffers, graphic attributes etc.
Data can be imported from text or binary files, directly from a MySQL database, with a Perl based import filter. It is also possible to import data by using copy&paste or drag&drop from other programs.
Plot supports many plotting styles like lines, symbols, grids, bars, filled areas, sticks, dots, histograms, error bars, automatic legend, text and graphic objects, etc.
Plot can import images from other programs with copy&paste or drag&drop.
Plot has many data manipulation methods integrated: smooth, spline interpolation, differentiation, integration, normalising, moving, data calculations, function generator, curve fitting, etc.
Plot has also a built in macro language for automating complex tasks.
- macros can now add custom selectors and sliders to a document
- bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great 2D plotting software
This is a great, simple and user friendly software. It took me about 1 hour to figure out how to use the software. I used MATLAB and excel before, they are not compareble to this software for the quality of the final export image! I hope there was also a 3D plot version or more variation of 2D plots. Also I dont know how to use the command lines for more innovative plots, hope they bring more interesting features into Inspector. I'm very happy for this purchase.
I hope the seller make a simple software for making scientific illustrations with the same high qulity output.
To be completely honest, I’m just a novice in this field. However, I can say without a doubt that this is by far the best program I’ve ever used for graphing just about anything. I would agree with what someone said in another review that I honestly don’t care if the Pro version contains any special features because I just want to help keep this project alive. Of course I have yet to learn all the powerful nuances to this program, but I’m sure it will be worth it.
Hope that this project stays alive for another 24 years!
Efficient but difficult to use
As others have noted, this program handles large data sets well (at least up to 100,000 data points, from my experience). On the other hand, the UI for this program is poor. The documentation is sparse and nothing is intuitive. Some basic features seem to be missing, others replaced by counter-intuitive behavior. For example, attempting to zoom in on part of a chart will actually modify the chart by changing the axis bounds to accomplish the zoom.
I have both Plot2 Pro and Plot2 (the author's other app) and both seem to receive updates at the same time and I cannot tell a difference between them.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.