A collection of Gnuplot examples

I needed to use Gnuplot a little bit over the last few days, mostly to create 2D line charts, and these are my brief notes on how to get started with Gnuplot. If you haven’t used it before, it’s a pretty amazing tool.

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Installing gnuplot

Use MacPorts or Homebrew to install Gnuplot on Mac OS X systems:

port install gnuplot
brew install gnuplot
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Sample data files

My examples use the following 2-column and 4-column data files:

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Sencha ExtJS Grid with autoLoad Store never loads data

Lesson learned yesterday: Never use Sencha ExtJS autoLoad, especially when working with a Grid panel. I ran into a problem where my grids kept showing a “loading” message, but never loaded the data. Or, more accurately, I should say that they rarely loaded the data. Sometimes they would load the data, but I could never get them to load the data consistently. Then I found this solution, which seems to work well.

How to create a URL column in a Sencha ExtJS grid panel

I don’t know if this is the best way to do this, but if you want a column in a Sencha ExtJS grid to display a URL field that the user can click, I can confirm that this code works:

A Sencha ExtJS grid/date example with sample static data

It’s often hard to find good Sencha ExtJS examples, but I ran across this one last night. It shows how to use a date column in a Sencha grid. I’ve highlighted the date column information in the source code below: