I’m mainly blogging this so that I’ll be able to find it later.
Standard tools such as gnuplot are fine for simple x-y graphs, but it
can fall short even for moderately complex data plotting. If
specialized bar-and-whisker plots, error bars, color encodings, and –
yes — interactive data exploration are what you dream of, consider
using the unexpectedly graph-worthy Perl/Tk GUI toolkit. Dr. Philipp
Janert shows how it’s done. [developerWorks featured content]
The IBM developerWorks stuff is usually pretty good. They have an
rss feed, but they haven’t figured out how to use it yet. As a
result I get nothing from them for a week then BANG, 20 articles which,
had I the time to go over them slowly, would be great. But I
usually have to just pick a couple and nuke the rest.
Spread it out guys.