Xmgrace (also known as Grace and formerly known as Xmgr) is a free and open source WYSIWYG (GUI) 2d plotting tool for the X Window System. Features include a point-and-click graphical user interface, precise control of graph features, publication quality and instant plot refresh. It also has export support for a number of vector ((e)PS, PDF, SVG) and raster (PNG, PNM, JPEG) file formats and can be called from C and Fortran programs.

Highlights: Free, GUI, large variety of export formats. Can be tricky to work with.

Availability and Setup

Xmgrace is available on the Shared Computing Cluster (SCC).

To run Xmgrace, then simply type:

scc1% xmgrace

When you are done you can exit xmgrace by either closing the window or choosing File->Exit.

Using Xmgrace

Xmgrace is a WYSIWYG tool to make two-dimensional plots of numerical data.

Additional Help/Documentation

Visit the Grace website and the Grace User’s Guide.

There is also a basic XMgrace tutorial available online.