Chapter 5. Graphics

Table of Contents
Function- And Data-Plotting
Graphics Primitives
User Interfaces

In this chapter we take care of the Achilles heel of Scilab, the graphics functions. Their user interface carries a lot of Fortran artifacts making it hard to remember the plot functions' exact syntax or leaving the user in the dark about the possibilities.

We take off with the most commonly used graphics feature, plotting of functions and data. (This distinction is a bit artificial in Scilab as everything is discrete.) Then we descend in the hierarchy, looking at the graphics primitives Scilab offers. Finally, we wrap the chapter up with a discussion of the various GUI-functions.

Function- And Data-Plotting

FIXME: topics: - Plotting lines and points simultaneously - Plotting a different number of points in one graph

FIXME: Enrico or Stéphane this could become your section.