The PDL project is starting a quarterly colloquium on subjects relevant to PDL users. The colloquia is a great opportunity to learn about PDL, as well as socialize and meet other PDL users.
If you are not a developer, but would like to contribute to PDL, please consider doing a presentation for a colloquium. Please write to the PerlDL list if you are interested.
TITLE: Introduction to PLplot - A modern scientific plotting library
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WHERE/HOW: Slideshare, IRC, and VoIP. See the instructions below.ABSTRACT: PLplot describes itself as
a cross-platform software package for creating scientific plots. To help accomplish that task it is organized as a core C library, language bindings for that library, and device drivers which control how the plots are presented in non-interactive and interactive plotting contexts.In this talk, I will focus on using PDL's binding for PLplot, created by Doug Hunt. The bindings for PDL come in two flavors. The high-level commands are meant to create nice plots with one or two lines of code. The low-level commands are tied to PLplot's C bindings and although they are more powerful than the high-level commands, they are also more tedious. In this talk, I will explain both sets of commands, starting with the high level commands.
FORMAT: 45min presentation using Slideshare and VoIP followed by Q&A and open discussion.
None yet. This section will have links to webcasts of previous presentations with slides and audio.
How to Participate
1. Download Skype if you don't have it already and create an account.
2. You will need either headphones or speakers. A microphone is useful but not required.
3. Test Skype: Click on the Skype Test Call.
- Text Chat
- Click on the blue voice bubble. A text chat box appears. Type something and hit return. If the Skype Test Call repeats what you sent, it is working.
- Click on the green phone button. If you hear rings as well as the "Hello. Welcome to Skype" message, you are set. You can hang up. If you intend to use your microphone for the chat, you can also record a message and the service will play it back to you.
Joining the Discussion
In order to join the discussion, you will have to join the PDL public chat. The blob for the public chat as well as instructions will be provided closer to the meeting. Once you have joined the public chat, simply request to be added to the conference call.
Ask questions during the talk by posting them on the public chat. The speaker is responsible for following the public chat and responding to questions.