I'm wanting recommendations for an MS-Windows-based data visualization
and analysis package. My immediate need is to do plots and multi-regime
curve-fits of several (100+) similar 2-D datasets with 300-500 data each,
so beyond trustworthy results, speed and tedium reduction are important.
Beyond this, I'd use the same package for general plotting and analysis
on other tasks. 3-D plots might eventually be of some use; data acquisition
probably won't ever be; flexibility in data import (data delimiters) a plus.
This is more than I want to do with a spreadsheet. I've used Origin be-
fore for similar work: it was okay, but lack of an undo and some strange-
ness when graphics were exported (true at least of versions 2.x and 3.0)
make me want to at least look at alternatives. Is Stanford Graphics still
slow and crashprone (haven't tried it since version 1.x)? How about Delta-
Point? Anything else worth knowing about? Any magazine comparisons I
should look at?
Hewlett Packard Company