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Re: parse a csv file and create array of arrays and then plot the data

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:54 UTC ( #850402=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to parse a csv file and create array of arrays and then plot the data

Assume the csv file is called a.csv, then preprocess it a bit with this command:

<a.csv tr , \\t | tail -n+2 >a.tsv

Now start gnuplot, and enter the following commands:

set timefmt "%m/%d/%Y" + set xdata time set key outside below plot \ "a.tsv" using 1:4 title "128", \ "a.tsv" using 1:5 title "440", \ "a.tsv" using 1:6 title "1024", \ "a.tsv" using 1:7 title "Mixed"

Feel free to change the commands if you want to change the formatting, or use the set terminal and set output commands to save the plot as an image.

See also Plot a spiral with gnuplot about the general idea of using gnuplot in perl, and Re: Draw chart as an example that uses times as one coordinate.

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