Good Biology graphing programs?

by Cmunro
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Jul5-07, 06:02 AM
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I really don't like Excel for graphing for several reasons. The main issue is that it only has uniform uncertainties for all data points and you cannot put different uncertainties for different data points. I also just don't feel the graph looks good quality at all.

People I have asked suggest either doing it by hand or doing it on photoshop or illustrator. Both of these take time though. Surely someone has come up with a nice, easy system?

I'm going into my last year of highschool, so I'm not really aware of what graphing packages are available. What do the biologists of this forum use?
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Jul5-07, 09:05 AM
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Prism is really good statistical software.
Cmunro is offline
Jul5-07, 01:10 PM
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Thanks! I'll have a look.

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Jul5-07, 03:47 PM
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Good Biology graphing programs?

Well I downloaded the free trial, and its great - but theres one catch. $300 if I actually wanted to use it for more than 30 days. Something to consider perhaps later on when I'm doing biology in uni :) Still, I'll do what I can with it for 30 days.

Do you know of any cheaper alternatives?
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gnuplot. It has a pretty steep learning curve, unfortunately. The web is littered with tutorials, though.

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Aug1-07, 12:39 PM
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R - for statistical analysis and graphing, very large, but maybe somewhat difficult.

Gnuplot - already mentioned. Graph oriented, with some computational capacities

GLE - graphics layout engine, allows much more than graphs

All are free (really free!)

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