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[Orgmode] Re: Plotting date on xaxis

From: Johan Ekh
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Plotting date on xaxis
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:09:21 +0100

Thanks guys,
I really like the org-mode community. I allways get good help with my
newbie questions!

On Thursday, February 25, 2010, Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:44:33 -0700, "Eric Schulte" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>> > Well, good intentions is one thing, wrong behaviour is another?  If
>> > the user has specified "ind:1 deps:(2)", even if org-plot identifies
>> > column 1 as having labels for the tic marks, the generated parameter
>> > to the plot command should be, at best:
>> >
>> >   ... using 1:2:xticlabels(1) ...
>> >
>> I just applied a patch which results in the above plotting command, and
>> yields the following gnuplot error when the table contains an empty line
>>  "illegal day of month"
>> which to me seems entirely appropriate.
> It does indeed seem perfectly appropriate!  Thanks.
>> All of the plots form the org-plot page on worg still work with this
>> patch (which amounts to org-plot's test suite), so I relatively
>> confident that it shouldn't break any existing functionality.
>> One problem with org-plot's attempt to guess the best action in each
>> situation is that the code will get increasingly ugly as these corner
>> cases continue to arise, and as that happens it becomes increasingly
>> difficult to know a-priori if a patch will cause unforeseen problems.
> Yes, I can imagine.  I guess, for Johan's benefit, that it's best to
> move on to org-babel for the more complex problems leaving the direct
> gnuplot support for "simple" cases!
> Thanks again,
> eric

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