Ctioga is deprecated

As of now (Mon Jan 31 2011), the use of Ctioga is deprecated, in favor of its full rewrite ctioga2. Development had stopped already two years ago. Please use ctioga2, which is now mature enough to serve as a full replacement of Ctioga, but provides much more features, such as XYZ color maps.

You may be interested in this page to help you transition to ctioga2.

Ctioga and gnuplot

Ctioga is born from the fact that gnuplot was not matching my expectations in terms of ease of use, scriptability and most importantly, look. I still use gnuplot often, either as a fitting tool or as a neat (and very powerful !) calculator, but its output simply never matches the quality of Tioga’s graphs.

As a demonstration, here is a gallery demonstrating various graphs, plotted both by gnuplot and by ctioga. Well, you know which one I prefer, I’ll let you make your own opinion…

Quite a few of the graphs here are coming more or less directly from gnuplot’s demonstration gallery. In the following, the gnuplot script always come first, and the gnuplot image is always on the left.

Note that I am making this page as gnuplot is my reference in terms of features (not look, as you might have understood), and thus stands as a point to reach and overtake. This page is in a sense a roadmap with respect to this goal.

Finally, to get an idea of the relative complexity of doing something in gnuplot with respect to ctioga, I’ve added a measure of the script’s sizes. I’ve tried my best to code in a compact way for gnuplot (especially by using abbreviations) whereas I absolutely didn’t try that for ctioga, so you couldn’t accuse me of taking sides on that matter.

This comparison gallery is split into several parts: