About Plot


History

A long time ago in the last millennium I wrote a program called SciPlot for the fantastic NeXT computers (the older ones of you maybe remember).

After the NeXT period I had the idea to make a similar program for windows computers. After some work on this I did not find any fun in programming for Windows computers and so I stopped the development of SciPlot for Windows.

Now we have Mac OS X and I started the Plot project which takes some of the ideas of SciPlot but is a completely rewritten program with a different focus than SciPlot.


Sources

Spline Fit

Freestyle data fitting
Barend J. Thijsse
June, 2006; fulltext

Barend J. Thijsse, Spline V6.0 Tutorial and User Manual
Feb. 2002, Delft University of technology

Carl de Boor, A Practical Guide to Splines
(Springer, 1978).

J. Durbin and G.S. Watson,
Biometrika 37 (1950) 409, Biometrika 38 (1951) 159, and Biometrika 58 (1971) 1
in Chapter IX of Mark A. Hollanders, Thesis TU-Delft (1990)

Barend J. Thijsse, Mark A. Hollanders, and J. Hendrikse,
A practical algorithm for least-squares spline approximation of data containing noise
Computers In Physics, Jul/Aug (1998).

Spline Interpolation

Formelsammlung zur Numerischen Mathematik mit C-Programmen
G.Engeln-Muellges and F.Reuter

Smooth

based on least square fit
A.Savitzky & M.J.E. Golay
Anal. Chem. 1964, 36,1627-1639

FFT (Fast Fourier Transform)

Numerical Recipes in C
W.H.Press, B.P.Flannery, S.A.Teukolsky, W.T.Vetterling
Cambridge University Press

FFT Smooth & Differentiation

Numerical Recipes in C
W.H.Press, B.P.Flannery, S.A.Teukolsky, W.T.Vetterling
Cambridge University Press

Curve Fit

Numerical Recipes in C
W.H.Press, B.P.Flannery, S.A.Teukolsky, W.T.Vetterling
Cambridge University Press
( implemented by W.Mahdi )

Gauss-Lorentz R.O. Ansell, T. Dickinson, A.F. Povey, and P.M.A. Sherwood
J.Electroanal.Chem. 98:79-89 (1979)

Doniach-Sunjic
S. Doniach, and M. Sunjic,
J.Phys. [C] 3:285-291 (1970)

Exponential Tail
D.Briggs and M.P.Seah
Practical Surface Analysis by Auger and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy


Co-Author(s)

Prof. Dr. Barend J. Thijsse

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Delft University of Technology
E-Mail: B.J.Thijsse@tudelft.nl