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Re: [PATCH] allow for multiline headers

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [PATCH] allow for multiline headers
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:46:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)


Mario Frasca <mario@anche.no> writes:

> IMO, we are keeping org-plot artificially basic.


There are multiple ways to draw a diagram from a table. One could use
gnuplot, or asymptote, or R, or, matplotlib… From a design point of
view, there is no particular reason to favor one way or the other, and
I don't see how Org Plot could fit to handle all of these. OTOH, Babel
source code blocks handle all of them.

I didn't check but I think Org Plot predates Org Babel. It probably
wouldn't exist otherwise.

> But you know what? 
> I'm just happy with my additions, my point was to share them with the
> wider public.  I can also keep my own branch in my own repository. 
> I'm fine either way.  When solving conflicts will become a burden,
> I'll write again to the list.
> I haven't yet delved into Babel code blocks.  I would need to write
> code, isn't it?  Now I just need defining settings.  … sounds easier,
> so I'll keep it this way, here on my PC at least.

I don't know if there's much difference between writing multiple PLOT
lines and writing a gnuplot script. It may be interesting to compare use

Also, note that when you suggest something like PLOT[0] and PLOT[1], you
are effectively suggesting to write code, with conditionals.

Anyhow, I think it is more future-proof to use, and possibly improve
"ob-gnuplot.el" so it is easier to use, than to develop PLOT keywords.


Nicolas Goaziou

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