I am having a problem getting two sets of data plotted on the same graph and have trawled the www for info on how to solve it. The closest I have found is this TeX.SX post.
However, that is a specific solution to a specific question.

My question is, therefore, "can anyone recommend a good reference on how to get PS tricks to do what you want?". I have bought a copy of "PS Tricks" by Herbert Voß; this gives a lot (!) of examples of what can be achieved and the code to achieve it - and it gives some (but not much) explanation on how the parameters are chosen. I have also found (various copies of) "ps-plot.pdf" which gives lists of what the parameters are and what they are intended to do - but its examples are not particularly clear/useful.

I need/want something which works the other way to Voß's book; i.e. it gives good, clear explanations of the parameters and options, and then gives examples on how changing the parameters affects the output (rather than just moving on to the next example).

  • So, in fact you are looking for an introduction, rather than a complete reference? – Johannes_B Apr 2 '14 at 7:21
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    Are you bound to PS Tricks? As you are talking about plotting data, I personally recommend ctan.org/pkg/pgfplots as it is quite easy and has an introduction/reference as what you are looking for. Just in case you didn't know this... can't help with pstricks – LaRiFaRi Apr 2 '14 at 7:28
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    Good point, @LaRiFaRi. There is also the relatively new pgfplots.net with examples. – Johannes_B Apr 2 '14 at 7:36
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    I suggest learning by example. – Werner Apr 2 '14 at 14:22

run from the terminal texdoc pst-plot or if you do not know how to run such a command http://mirrors.ctan.org/graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-plot/doc/pst-plot-doc.pdf

and for examples view http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=pst-plot/pstplot or the documentation from TUG.india: http://tug.org/PSTricks/doc/sarovar/chap7.pdf

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I have found the perfect solution; "Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis" (2009 Edition) by Hadley Wickham

Clearly, that's not LaTeX, but it is a book at the level someone (or a collection of experts) should write - and then advertise on this forum.

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