See Also edit
- BLT - graph - how to draw a sophisticated time axis
- How to set up a horizontal time axis on a BLT graph labelled both with dates and intermediate hour markers, and with the dates centralized with respect to the hours.
- Simple data plotting example
- Simple graph display
- Chart generation support
- Some canvas drawing routines to facilitate chart generation.
- A little graph plotter
- A simple slipchart
- Another Graphing Widget
- Plotchart gallery
- Humble beginnings of a data analysis tool
- emu_graph by Steve Cassidy
- A pure-Tcl 2D graphing package
- A Tcl extension providing harting and graphing capabilities via the GDChart library
- Nsgd is a module for AOLserver that allows a web designer to create dynamically-created graphics using the GD library.
Tcl Tools edit
- A pure-Tcl 2D graphing package
- Simple yet versatile plotting and charting.
- TMA - time series transmogrifer and analyser
Non-Tcl Storage Systems edit
- RRD (Round-Robin Database Tool)
What: matplotlib Where: http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net Description: matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. matplotlib can be used in python scripts, the python and ipython shell (ala matlab or mathematica), web application servers, and six graphical user interface toolkits. Updated: 4/8/2009 Contact: What: TGDChart Where: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tgdchart/ Description: Updated: A TCL extension providing charting and graphing capabilities via the GDChart C library. Updated: 6/7/2002 Contact: Craig Huckabee (throught SourceForge site) What: cactus2d Where: http://nemo.as.arizona.edu/%7Eswest/cactus/ Description: Simple program for making 2 dimension line and scatter plots from columns of data. Requires Tcl/Tk/BLT . Updated: 09/2001 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: cpumon Where: http://www.ragnet.demon.co.uk/ Description: Invokes vmstat processes to monitor CPU metrics and plots them in a tri-color graph. The xcpu program is at ragnet. Updated: 03/1999 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn Huxtable) mailto:email@example.com What: Data Explorer interactors Where: http://www.geog.psu.edu/geovista/ Description: Contact pointed readers to the DXLink facility in Data Explorer, which he mentions makes custom interactors easy to write in Tcl/Tk. He pointed readers to the above URL and mentioned that under "Features Project", that scatterplot brushing and parallel coordinate plots use Tcl/Tk interactors - used to control execution and display of DX. More info on this topic would be appreciated by this catalog maintainer. Updated: 03/1999 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Ray Masters) What: Dataplot Where: http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/software/dataplot/homepage.htm http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/software/dataplot/gui_mode.htm http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/software/dataplot/com_mode.htm Description: Free public domain multi-platform software system for scientific visualization, statistical analysis and non-linear modeling. Makes use of Tcl/Tk, Expect, etc. to provide a graphical interface. Updated: 10/2001 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: datavision Where: ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/graphics/dv1.0b/dv1.0b.tar.gz Description: DataVision is a window surfaced table plotting program based on Tcl 7.3/Tk 3.6/tclX. Supports 2-D diagrams. Has been tested with Windowing Oracle SQL (wosql) v2.2 as well. Updated: 02/1997 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Boese) What: nep Where: http://wsd.iitb.fhg.de/%7Ekir/nephome/ http://wsd.iitb.fhg.de/%7Ekir/BLTvectorRead.patch Description: Interactive plot program based on BLT, intended for interactive exploration of 1 or more datasets. Interactive panning, scaling, zooming, scrolling and jumping. Each dataset gets a natural scrolling distance, markers associated with the data for display. Requires Tcl/Tk 8.0 and BLT 2.4i. Currently at v2.0.3. Updated: 11/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Harald Kirsch) What: Netscape client Tcl Tclet (Madhuram) Where: http://challenge.dcn.cs.ucf.edu/%7Emadhuram/acads/tcltk/plot.html http://madhuram.tripod.com/tclpage.html Description: Interactive Graph Plotter and alertness tester. Updated: 02/2000 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Rajkumar Madhuram) What: Netscape client Tcl Tclet (Schelter) Where: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/wfs/netmath/demo/demo.html Description: Netmath is a web browser with built in plotting facilities and interface to computation engines. Updated: 06/1999 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: Netscape client Tcl Tclets (McCaskey) Where: http://www-leland.stanford.edu/%7Emccaskey/ Description: Serious Series is a a flexible Tk plotting Tclet for producing points, lines, columns, multiple axes, annotations, etc. Updated: 11/1996 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (John McCaskey) What: OMNeT++ Where: http://www.hit.bme.hu/phd/vargaa/omnetpp.htm Description: A C++ based discrete event simulator, featuring a graphical model editor, textual model topology language, simulation class library, process based activity description, run time user interfaces (batch, graphical, TVision), message flow and statistics animation, interactive simulation, tracing, random seed generaator tool, result analysis and plotting and support for PVM parallel Virtual Machine. Tcl/Tk used to build several of the graphical tools. Has been ported to Windows 95/NT. Currently at version 2.1 . Updated: 07/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Andras Varga) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org What: plot.tk Where: From the contact Description: A simple example of calling gnuplot from Tk and graphically plotting the results. Updated: 11/1996 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Peter Brueckner) What: plplot Where: http://plplot.sourceforge.net/ ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-8.0/graphics/Plplot-src/4.99/plplot-src.tar.gz http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Edarley/pLTK.html Description: A scientific plotting package, containing a wide range of plot types and font characters. It supports many different output device drivers. It provides a full user interface, with zoom, pan, orient, etc. Plplot is a GLPL'ed graphing and plotting package, containing much improved C++ and Tk (and incr Tk) integration compared to the old releases. Can be used stand alone or on top of Cpptcl. Use of Cpptcl can allow access to the Tcl_Obj interface of Tcl and result in faster performance in some cases. It also includes a stand alone Tcl matrix object. Now requires Tcl/Tk 8.x. The build system uses CMake, so that builds are possible on Linux, OSX and Windows (bare Windows, Cygwin and MinGW). Currently at version 5.10.0 (soon 5.11.0). Updated: 02/2015 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Arjen Markus) mailto:email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing list.PLPLOT, which has available a Tcl and a Tk interface. There is a mailing list in support of it. To subscribe, see the PLplot project page on SF. (Note: AM took the liberty of updating this information, as one of the maintainers of this package, dd. 11 february 2015)
What: ptplot (ptolemy) Where: http://ptolemy.eecs.berkeley.edu/java/ptplot/ Description: Java two dimensional plotter - alternative to xgraph or pxgraph. Includes ptplot2mif.tcl to convert the output of ptplot to Framemaker MIF. Ptolemy hacker mailing list also takes questions on ptplot. Updated: 06/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: POW Where: http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xray/astroe/tako/wasabi.html http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xray/astroe/tako/maps http://www.stsci.edu/stsci/meetings/adassVI/brownl.html Description: X-Y style graphics plotting tools that work stand alone or with plugin. Updated: 04/1999 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org What: R Where: http://www.r-project.org/ http://cran.r-project.org/ http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/ http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/%7Ehornik/R/R-FAQ.html http://stat.auckland.ac.nz/rproj.html Description: Statistical computing and visualization language, similar to the S language. Provides a wide variety of techniques. Comes with a tcltk package providing interface and language bindings for Tcl/Tk. Makes use of plplot. Note that Mark Myatt mailto:email@example.com is writing a syntax highlighting editor to be used as a front-end of R; contact him for details. Currently at version 1.5.0 . Updated: 10/2001 Contact: See web site What: SciTeXt Where: http://www.uni-paderborn.de/%7ESciTeXt/ Description: Object oriented Unix WYSIWYG word processor, supports Type 1 PostScript fonts, context sensitive toolbars, language independant, shortcuts, online help, supports document and paragraph level templates, spell checker and thesaurus, footnotes, table of contents, indices, chapter numbering, glossary, tables, charts, mathmatical plots, document exchange. Updated: Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (SciTeXt mailing list) (send address above a "subscribe scitext") What: splotter Where: http://www.naskita.com/linux/splotter/splotter.shtml Description: Tcl/Tk app to plot simple 2 and 3 D graphs. Currently at version 1.2 . Updated: 10/2001 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: Stopwatch (Shijo) Where: http://www.hf.rim.or.jp/%7Enagao/stopwatch1.0.tar.gz Description: A simple stopwatch implemented in Tcl/Tk. This script works as both Tclet and stand alone program. He has also written a perl/Tk driver for gnuplot 3.7 - contact him for it. Tcl7.5/Tk4.1 or newer version including Tcl8.0/Tk8.0 is required. Updated: 12/1997 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Nagao Shijo) What: tkgraph Where: ftp://ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu/pub/wart/tkgrpah-1.0b1.tgz Description: [incr tk] tool for graphing. Create xy plots and polar plots. Uses itcl 2.2p2 and dash patch. Known to work with SunOs v4.1.3, v5.5.1, and Linux v2.0.33. Updated: 06/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Mike Thomas) What: tkxgraph Where: http://methi.ndim.edrc.cmu.edu:8888/tkxgraph1.0.tar.gz Description: Tk plotting tool Updated: 06/1998 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Benjamin A Allan) What: Wafe Where: http://nestroy.wi-inf.uni-essen.de/wafe/ ftp://ftp.wu-wien.ac.at/pub/src/X11/wafe/1.0.19/ ftp://ftp.wu-wien.ac.at/pub/src/X11/wafe/1.0.19/wafe-1.0.19.tar.gz ftp://ftp.wu-wien.ac.at/pub/src/X11/wafe/Xaw3d-1.3.2-src.tar.gz http://www.inria.fr/koala/jml/jml.html Description: Application forming an interface to the Tcl binding to Xt and various widget sets like Athena (Xaw3d), OSF/Motif (1.1 to 2.0), and others. At the above FTP site are many other associated tar files, such as Linux binaries, Xaw3d, documentation, etc. Wafe can be used as a frontend for programs in arbitrary programming languages (there are example programs written in Perl and Python contained in the package). As of version v1.0.18 Wafe supports the Kino widget class, Mosaic HTML widget, plotter widgets, XmGraph widget, Layout widget, tree widget, XbaeMatrix widget, Ghostview widget, Eurobridge widget, analog clock widget, most of the FWF widget classes, libWWW, LDAP library and more. Wafe supports graphic formats such as XBM, XPM, GIF, JPEG, and PNG. Various object oriented Tcl extensions such as OTcl or itcl are also supported. SSLEAY is supported. Available in RedHat's .rpm format. The current version supports Tcl 8.0, SSL streams, the choice of Tcl or Xt event loop, as well as a number of new modules. Package includes cineast, an extensible WWW browser, written using Otcl and Wafe. Other sample applications, such as htmlEdit, cpu-bars, gsv, pinger, xwafemail, etc. are also included. In version v1.0.19, Tcl_Objects are supported, UTF support when used with Tcl 8.1, Knvas widgets, Kino-2 widgets. Updated: 07/2002 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (WaFE mailing list) What: xgpl Where: ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/graphics/xgpl-1.0/xgpl-1.0.tar.gz Description: A Tk interface to the gnuplot program. Comes with minimal documentation - may require a Tcl/Tk expert to deal with some of the intricacies. Requires gnuplot 3.5. Updated: 02/1997 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Alexander) What: AGS Where: http://kal-el.ugr.es/gags.html Description: C++ Class library for Genetic algorithms. It includes perl and/or Tcl/Tk graphic front-end. Graphics are provided through gnuplot. Updated: 04/1997 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: canvas support of lightweight plotting Where: From the contact Description: Extension to TkPixmap to support plotting, clearing and copying of user-defined pixmaps to a canvas. Updated: Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Smith) What: DSP Megafunction Development Kit Where: http://www.altera.com/html/mega/mega_devkit.html Description: Altera's DSP design kit, which uses Tcl/Tk on Windows 95/NT (and Unix) along with GNU Plot. Updated: 07/1999 Contact: mailto:email@example.com What: function plotter Where: http://purl.org/tcl/wiki/988.html Description: Simple Tk proc for plotting functions. Updated: 11/2000 Contact: Web page allows interactive submission of questions and problems. What: gnuplot canvas commands Where: ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/devel/gnuplot-tkcanvas.diff.Z Description: A patch to allow gnuplot to generate Tk canvas widget commands. Updated: 10/1998 Contact: mailto:Jeff@EE.RyeHam.EE.Ryerson.Ca (D. Jeff Dionne) Notes: Appears to be in recent versions of gnuplot without needing a patch. This may be an obsolete link. What: pgtk Where: ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/pgtk.tgz ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/ptcl-1.51.tar.gz ftp://astro.caltech.edu/pub/pgplot/pgplot5.1.tar.gz http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~tjp/pgplot/ http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/AAO/local/www/kgb/pgperl/ Description: pgtk was written as a way to create a platform-independent PGPLOT display driver using the Tk canvas widget as well as ptcl's PGPLOT Tcl bindings. Possibly obsolete. Pgperl is a Perl 5 module to binding for PGPLOT. Notes: PGPLOT has its own Tk driver for X-Windows; some folks object to the PGPLOT license that restricts distribution of the PGPLOT source code; consider PLplot [http://plplot.sourceforge.net/] as an alternative to PGPLOT. Updated: 08/1997 Contact: mailto:Brian.Toby@NIST.gov (Brian H. Toby) What: Plot3D Where: http://www.hwaci.com/sw/plot3d/plot3d.html Description: Tk plotting extension which renders into a canvas. It only does 3D lines, not surface graphs. Updated: 04/1998 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (D. Richard Hipp) What: Plotting widget for Tk Where: ftp://dino.ph.utexas.edu/pub/plplot/ Description: The plotting widget is a part of PLPLOT, (see "part4"). Plplot uses the GNU licensing so be aware of this. Updated: Contact: mailto:email@example.com for mailing list. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Maurice LeBrun) What: PortBox Where: From the contact Description: A Tcl 7.x interface to the XVT GUI toolbox. It is not a complete encapsulation of XVT, though it may be close enough to be useful. It is freely distributable software, even though XVT is not. It was developed with the Macintosh's MPW 3.2+ and SCO Motif on XVT v3.02. It has not been ported to Windows. PortBox requires an ANSI C compiler. This is *NOT* a version of Tk for the Macintosh or Windows. Updated: Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Cecil Coupe) What: ptcl (Elias) Where: ftp://fornax.usno.navy.mil/dist/ptcl/ptcl.html http://astro.caltech.edu/%7Etjp/pgplot/ Description: PGPLOT (Caltech Plotting Package commands registered as Tcl commands. Updated: 09/1996 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Nicholas Elias) What: TiM Where: http://www-obs.univ-lyon1.fr/%7Ethiebaut/TiM/TiM.html ftp://ftp-obs.univ-lyon1.fr/pub/thiebaut/TiM/tim4.0.tar.gz Description: TiM is a Tcl extension designed to process 2 dimensional arrays of binary data (referred to as a matrix). Think of it is a MatLab-like Tcl extension. Provies arithmetic operations on matrices, transformations, various data types, ability to read and write binary data in little or big endian byte order, ability to write image file formats with or without automatic compression, plot drawing (with PLplot), and various other image manipulation procedures. Updated: 02/1997 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Eric THIEBAUT) What: tkgnuplot Where: ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/graphics/tkgnuplot.1.09/tkgnuplot.1.09.tar.gz Description: A Tcl/Tk interface to the popular data plotting program. Updated: 10/1998 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Claypool) What: TkPlotCanvas Where: http://starship.skyport.net/crew/hinsen/TkPlotCanvas.py Description: Tk data plotting widget for Python. Updated: 08/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Konrad Hinsen) What: StatsView Where: http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/ABURLISON/StatsView-1.0.tar.gz Description: Tool to view Solaris iostat, sar, vmstat, and vxstat statistics. Graphing done with gnuplot and GUI done with Perl/Tk. Updated: 04/1999 Contact: mailto:Alan.Burlison@UK.Sun.com (Alan Burlison) What: GPLIGC Where: http://www.uni-bremen.de/%7Ekruegerh/GPLIGC/GPLIGC.html Description: Analyse IGC flight data from GNSS data recorders used by glider pilots. Uses Perl/Tk and gnuplot. Currently at version 0.19 . Updated: 09/2001 Contact: mailto:kruegerh at uni dash bremen dot de (Hannes Krueger) What: pTk Term::Gnuplot module Where: http://www.cpan.org/ Description: Provides Perl/Tk a direct to canvas plotting mode. Updated: 12/1999 Contact: Unknown What: pTk tools by Slaven Where: http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/%7Eeserte/src/tktetris/Tetris-1.08.tar.gz http://www.bbbike.de/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/bbbike/ http://pub.cs.tu-berlin.de/src/BBBike/ http://pub.cs.tu-berlin.de/src/BBBike/BBBike-2.52.tar.gz Description: Tetris is a Perl/Tk port of the game. BBBike is a route finder program for cyclists in Berlin written in Perl/Tk. The script and modules have more than 15,000 lines of pTk code. He has also written a Perl/Tk driver for gnuplot 3.7 - contact him for it. Updated: 09/2001 Contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Slaven Rezic) What: plop Where: http://tpj.com/tpj/programs/Vol_1_Issue_1_Tk/plop Description: Perl/Tk arbitrary function Plot Program. Used as part of the pTk tutorial. Updated: 07/1997 Contact: mailto:lusol@Turkey.CC.Lehigh.EDU (Stephen O. Lidie) What: tkg2 Where: ftp://servdtxast.cr.usgs.gov/pub/tkg2-0.50.4-2.noarch.rpm Description: Perl/Tk package for 2-D graphing; supports linear, log, probability and time series plots, scatter, line, text, bar, shade, y-error and x-y error bars, symbology, adjustable ticks, numbering, labeling, optional grid lines and origin lines, annotation with text, lines and symbols, multiple ascii data file inputs with unlimited delimiters, either importation of data or pointers to data files, copy, cut, paste, multiple plots per canvas, varying canvas sizes, batch processing of canvas to printer or PostScript file, multiple columns of data from multiple data files can all be loaded into one plot, output can be saved in Data::Dumper, Storable or FreezeThaw, plots can be resized and moved. Updated: 10/2001 Contact: mailto:email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org What: scrollgraph Where: ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/devel/example/scrollgraph.tar.gz Description: Example of adding a scrollbar to blt_graph and scale to control magnification. Updated: 10/1998 Contact: mailto:email@example.com (Brad Midgley)What: tkFPlotZmapper is a plotting program written in Tcl/Tk script. The purpose of Zmapper is to see 2-D conformal mapping plots, but it can also be used for standard plotting.
DISLIN is a commercial (free for non-commercial use) high-level plotting library for displaying data as curves, polar plots, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-color plots, surfaces, contours and maps. It can be compiled as a Tcl loadable module with a simple scripting interface.
GLI: The Graphics Language Interpreter is a free, complete graphics system that offers a versatile environment for plotting complex data sets and displaying images. GLI combines powerful interfaces, flexible graphics utilities, and an extensive set of programming tools to provide engineers, scientists and analysts a complete solution for data analysis and scientific visualization. GLI was written at the Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI) at Research Centre Jülich.GLI comes with its own command line interpreter, within which a Tcl interpreter may be instantiated, and thenceforth sessions and scripts may be run which intermingle Tcl and GLI commands.There is also a binding to Tk for display of generated graphics.
Histo-Scope/hs: Histo-Scope is a set of Motif widgets for plotting and graphing scientific data, developed at Fermilab. The package was improved and extended at LBNL, and wrapped in a Tcl/Tk interface called hs.Histo-Scope/hs provides a set of highly interactive graphing and plotting widgets, especially notable for its zooming capabilities, dynamic plot updating and animation, ability to "drag-and-drop" one plot into another, and for an implementation of the "virtual trackball" method used to rotate two-dimensional histograms and three-dimensional scatter plots. By providing interface to Histo-Scope and elements of CERNLIB, the hs extension brings a high quality histogramming, data plotting, and fitting facility to tcl.The LBNL Histo-Scope distribution made a variety of improvements to ensure publication quality output (introduced font management, support for color scale plots, ability to put simple figures on top of Histo-Scope graphics and to import EPS files into any plot, LaTeX can now be used for complex annotations, etc).