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17 Plotting

All of Octave's plotting functions use gnuplot to handle the actual graphics. Most types of plots can be generated using the basic plotting functions, which are patterned after the equivalent functions in Matlab. The use of these functions is generally straightforward, and is the preferred method for generating plots. However, for users familiar with gnuplot, or for some specialized applications where the basic commands are inadequate, Octave also provides two low-level functions, gplot and gsplot, that behave almost exactly like the corresponding gnuplot functions plot and splot. Also note that some advanced Matlab features from recent versions are not implemented, such as handle-graphics and related functions.