We are 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. Write to the PerlDL list if you are interested.
TITLE: Introduction to PLplot - A modern scientific plotting library
SPEAKER: David Mertens
DATE: Tuesday June 29, 2010
TIME: 4:00 pm GMT
ABSTRACT: PLplot's PDL bindings have a low-level and a high-level interface. In this talk, I will demonstrate how to create various plots using the high-level, object-oriented interface. After giving a quick example of how to make a number of basic plots, I will explain how to plot multiple data sets, how to select precise areas on the drawing canvas for plotting, how to create histograms, how to annotate your plots with text, and how to plot directly onto an image using the mem device.
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