An anonymous reader writes: Applications for graphical visualization of data on Linux are varied, from simple 2-D plots to 3-D surfaces, scientific graphics programming, and graphical simulation. Luckily, there are many open source possibilities, including gnuplot, GNU Octave, Scilab, MayaVi, Maxima, OpenDX, and others. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and targets different applications. Here's a look at six popular open source graphics utilities for Linux graphical visualization.
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