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I want to create this graph in Texstudio. However, I have no clue about how to compile gnuplot using -shell-escape. If someone could help, I'd appreciate it.

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You need to go to Options->Configure TeXstudio..., Commands tab, and in the PdfLaTeX option you will see

pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

then, you need to add the options there, like

pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape %.tex

then, click Ok. And the next execution of pdflatex should use that option.

You should see it in the log.

  • I added it and still, the code from that link doesn't compile. The error I get is: Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, the gnuplot-result file 'document.pgf-plot.tab<file>.gnuplot' manually on the respective gnuplot file.. ^^I^^Iplot 'data.txt' smooth sbezier;}; – Bill Mar 13 '17 at 18:27
  • try to compile the source in a command line pdflatex -shell-escape yourtexfile.tex and if that gives the same error the problem is your file, and not the configuration of TeXstudio. If not, then you need to post a MWE to reproduce your error. – adn Mar 13 '17 at 18:32
  • Just to make sure. Do you know if you have gnuplot? – Herb Schulz Mar 13 '17 at 19:37

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