CTAN Update: pgfplots

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Jul 29 17:45:27 CEST 2011

On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 Christian Feuersänger submitted an update to the



Summary description: Create normal/logarithmic plots in two and three dimensions for LaTeX/TeX/ConTeXt.
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
PGFPlots version 1.5 comes with a huge bunch of new visualization features:

 - Contour plots,
 - Histograms,
 - Quiver plots,
 - patch plots (library)
      - Triangle Meshes
      - Bilinear Elements
      - Quadratic Triangles
      - Biquadratic Quadrilaterals
      - Coons Patches
 - Discrete colorbars,
 - Table sorting,
 - Linear regression,
 - Ternary diagrams,
      - Tieline Plots
 - Smith Charts
 - Polar axes,
 - Empty lines in input files result in interrupted plots,
 - PDF user defined coordinate mouse popups
 - CMYK colormaps and shadings,
 - new markers and cycle lists
 - access to axis limits,
 - \addplot3 graphics: pgfplots draws an appropriate axis for a three-dimensional(!) external png graphics
 - 3D axes: support to provide explicit unit vectors:
 	- explicit unit vectors
	- explicit unit vectors which are uniformly rescaled to match width/height
 - 3D axes: improved support for unit vector ratios
 - improvements of the groupplot styles
 - preliminary support for (2d) bar plots in 3d axes
 - new shader 'faceted interp'
 - table package: 
 	- 'every nth row' style
	- 'comment chars' key to define comment characters in input files
	- 'skip first n' style
 - lots of smaller bugfixes (see ChangeLog for details)


This package is located at 
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(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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