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Getting Started with plt

If you have never used plt, this chapter contains the essential information you need to begin making your own plots with plt. The first section describes how plt commands are constructed; don't skip this section, because it introduces important concepts and terminology that are used throughout the book. A few notes on using plt without an X server follow in section 2.2. The chapter concludes with a tutorial, section 2.4, in which you create a simple plot and then produce several increasingly elaborate variations that illustrate a number of the most useful features of plt. Be sure to work through these examples, and then try making a few plots of your own before continuing.


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