#64 dashed and dotted lines in time series plots

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nobody
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2016-03-25
2011-06-17
Anonymous
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I really like the Gretl time series plot, However, I would like to have the posibility of having dashed and dotted lines. When e.g. printing out a graph in black and white it is difficult to see the difference between colours. Hope this will be added in a later release!

Discussion

  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2015-03-12

    This came up again with some concrete suggestions last year:
    http://lists.wfu.edu/pipermail/gretl-devel/2014-May/005082.html

    I agree it would be nice if this "set termoption dashed" from gnuplot could somehow be used in gretl.

    thanks,
    sven

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2015-11-23

    Whatever happened to this? The mailing list thread linked to above somehow stops before the issue is finished and / or resolved... It's not clear to me whether in principle it works with the gnuplot version bundled by gretl via appropriate literal script commands.
    thanks,
    sven

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2016-03-25

    It seems the problem is that with gnuplot versions <5 the dashed option is not robust and it depends on the "terminal" (backend). With gnuplot v5 it should be better and I'm pushing for the switch to gnuplot5 (see also the devel mailing list in early 2016). So there is some hope that dashed lines may finally be coming to gretl in 2016.
    cheers,
    sven