LabPlot reaches version 2

Yesterday, the LabPlot team released first stable version of LabPlot2.

They note that:

There are still many things that can be improved and implemented. But we think it’s better to release now and to make LabPlot available to a larger number of users thus also increasing the amount of feedback and bug reports.

So, if you’re interested, please consider checking it out and testing. Source code is available from the LabPlot site (link is to the source tarball) and there are some binary packages appearing for at least openSUSE.

LabPlot2 is a complete rewrite compared to the LabPlot 1.x series, so it still lacks several features available in 1.x. Nonetheless, the GUI should be more comfortable and there are also some new features.

The team hopes in the future to move to KDE infrastructure and to become a part of the KDE education project. Some other future priorities include:

  • Implement couple of new editing options that we’re currently missing (like arrows for axes, rounded rectangulars, shadow effects etc.)
  • Finalize axis/scale breaking in the backend and activate it in the frontend.
  • Extend zooming features for plots (zoom into the selected rectangular area etc.)
  • Implement “plotting a function”, a feature available e.g. in labplot1.x and in kmplot.
  • Integrate Cantor. As a proof of concept implement the usage of Maximas’s lists and arrays as the datasource for xy-curves in LabPlot.
  • Improve icons (use svg-versions only?)
  • Extend context menus for worksheet objects
  • Extend the functionality of our spreadsheet, decide how much we want to implement there, have a look at rkward.

More can be found in the team’s TODO tracker

You can read more about LabPlot 2 in my previous post.

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