I've been using matlab for quite a while because of the ease in rapid prototyping and good plotting support, but I'm interested in picking up VXL again (I used it a few years ago).  Does anyone know of a relatively painless way of being able to have plotting abilities like matlab with VXL?  I'd like to do things like make line plots, scatter plots, bar graphs, etc. with axes and tick marks and legends.
 
--Gerald Dalley
  dalleyg@mit.edu