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Old   October 23, 2013, 04:11
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Hi,

Can anyone let me know a good plotting software rather than excel for plotting my transient analysis data i.e., obtained from fluent?

I tried in excel but im expecting a higher quality graph to plot large amounts of data.

I plot just an XY plot but i need a better and simpler one.

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Old   November 19, 2013, 12:57
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Hi Sid,

There are a few. The industry standard, from what I've seen, is Tecplot. Tecplot Focus is sufficient for XY plots. I use that to plot convergence data.

www.tecplot.com


A colleague of mine swears by gnuplot. It's simple and free and can create really clean nice plots.
http://www.gnuplot.info/


I also like to use Matlab for plotting and its implementation is a lot like gnuplot. I'd give gnuplot a shot. In fact, this response has me wanting to learn more about it.
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Old   November 21, 2013, 05:29
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Try Paraview, its open source and much easier to use than Tecplot 360 (My personal experience!!)
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