LabPlot can be used as a frontend to different open-source computer algebra systems (CAS) like Maxima, Octave, R, Scilab, and Sage or programming languages providing similar capabilities like Python and Julia. LabPlot recognizes different CAS variables holding array-like data and allows selecting them as a source for curves. So, instead of providing columns of a spreadsheet as the source for x- and y-data, the user provides the names of the corresponding CAS-variables. Currently supported CAS data containers are
- Maxima lists
- Python lists, tuples and NumPy arrays
- Julia vectors and tuples
With this, powerful calculations carried out inside of different CAS environments can be combined with the user-friendly visualization and editing capabilities of LabPlot.
See the video on how to use Computational Notebooks in LabPlot.