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Quickly graph a list of numbers

Terminal - Quickly graph a list of numbers
gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot '<(sort -n listOfNumbers.txt)' with lines")
2009-05-02 13:46:02
User: penthief
Functions: echo
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Quickly graph a list of numbers

Useful when you've produced a large file of numbers, and want to quickly see the distribution. The value of y halfway along the x axis is the median. Simple!

Just create the listOfNumbers.txt file with a number on each line to try it out.

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nice job

Comment by copremesis 395 weeks and 6 days ago

I think you could combine this with graphviz for some pretty awesome and simple automated vizualization tools.

Comment by philiph 395 weeks and 3 days ago

Or when used in a pipe

whatever | gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot '<(sort -n)' with lines")

Or without "sort"

whatever | gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot '<(cat -)' with lines")

Newer versions of Gnuplot may understand "plot '-'", but my 4.2.6 doesn't.

whatever | gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot '-' with lines")
Comment by andreasS 276 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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