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Graph Utils (Open-Source)

Mostly I've heard bad things about matplotlib under Python.  Lots of 
good features, but buggy and a bit of a memory hog.  How did you find it?

On 02/18/2011 10:34 AM, Peter A. Friend wrote:
> I've used gnuplot for several projects and found it very flexible. 
> Gnuplot is also handy because it's easy to feed it commands over a 
> pipe. I also recommend the "Gnuplot In Action" book - it saved me a 
> ton of time.  I have also used matplotlib within Python.
> For more interactive graphs I've played with the Processing 
> environment a bit, but not enough to provide a useful comparison with 
> the other tools.
> Peter
> On Feb 18, 2011, at 11:13 AM, Max Pierson wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> Anyone out there using something other than rrdtool for creating 
>> graphs?? I
>> have a project that will need a trend taken, and unfortunately rrdtool
>> doesn't fit the bill. All of the scripting, data collection,
>> database archival, etc will be custom written or is already done 
>> (with some
>> hacks of course :). So really what i'm looking for is something along 
>> the
>> lines of GNUplot. Has anyone used it before and would like to share
>> experiences?? Seems like it will be able to my plot data accordingly, 
>> but
>> wanted to see if there were any other popular tools I've yet to come 
>> across.
>> (Open-Source only please)
>> TIA,
>> M