GnuPlot library

v1.0.1 2020-01-08 15:01 UTC

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Last update: 2021-09-08 19:03:07 UTC


A PHP Library for using GnuPlot

WARNING: This invoke the gnuplot command line as back-end, which can lead to arbitrary code execution. Be careful if you intend to use this library with user-provided information. Have a look at this post for more information.

This is the output of the demo/write.php:



You need to have a server with gnuplot installed and the safe mode disabled (to be able to run proc_open())


There is examples in the demo/ directory.

You can create a graph and populate it like this:


use Gregwar\GnuPlot\GnuPlot;

$plot = new GnuPlot;

// Setting the main graph title
$plot->setGraphTitle('Demo graph');

// Adding three points to the first curve
    ->setTitle(0, 'The first curve')
    ->push(0, 4)
    ->push(1, 5)
    ->push(2, 6)

// Adding three points on the other curve
// (with index 1)
    ->setTitle(1, 'The first curve')
    ->push(0, 8, 1)
    ->push(1, 9, 1)
    ->push(2, 10, 2)

You can then save it to a file, have a look to write.php for example:


// Write the graph to out.png

Or render it directly into a browser, you can try out.php for example:


header('Content-type: image/png');
echo $plot->get();

Or display it on the screen (useful with CLI scripts), run the demo.php script for example:



Or display it, and re-feed it in real time (with CLI scripts), you can run realTime.php for example:




  • push($x, $y, $index=0), add a point to the $index-nth curve
  • display(), renders the graph on the screen (asuming you are using it as a CLI with an X Server
  • refresh(), same as display(), but will replot the graph after the first call
  • get(), gets the PNG data for your image
  • writePng($filename), write the data to the output file
  • setTitle($index, $title), sets the title of the $index-nt curve
  • setGraphTitle($title), sets the main title for the graph
  • setXTimeFormat($format), sets the X axis as a time axis and specify data format
  • setXTimeFormatString($format), specify the X axis time presentation format
  • setXLabel($text), sets the label for the X axis
  • setYLabel($text), sets the label for the Y axis
  • setYFormat($format), sets Y axis formatting
  • setXRange($min, $max), set the X min & max
  • setYRange($min, $max), set the Y min & max
  • setWidth($width), sets the width of the graph
  • setHeight($height), sets the width of the graph
  • addLabel($x, $y, $text), add some label at a point


Gregwar\GnuPlot is under MIT license