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Data visualisation: datavisualisation library or pdfplots.  Topic is solved

Postby haozepangthegoat » Mon Jun 17, 2024 4:45 pm

Hi,

I am trying to migrate by lab data visualistion routine from matplotlib to latex. I came a cross some libraries, including the pacage pgfplots and the tikz's datavisualisation libarary. I am not sure whcih one is better for plotting large data sets from experiments. I think pgfplots is the more developed one and datavisualistion library is rather new?

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Data visualisation: datavisualisation library or pdfplots.

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:01 am

Hi Haoze,

welcome to the forum!

If you consider plotting in 3D, pgfplots would be preferable because of 3D ordering of points that I think the datavisalization library cannot do yet. The pgfplots library also has more plot types. I would prefer pgfplots as dedicated package with a huge manual and a lot of examples. Take also a look at pgfplots.net.

The datavisalization library also requires much learning of concept and syntax I think. I stick to pgfplots for now.

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Data visualisation: datavisualisation library or pdfplots.

Postby haozepangthegoat » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:11 pm

Thanks!


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