LabPlot+Cantor for GSOC 2014?

Alexander Semke Alexander.Semke at
Wed Feb 12 22:03:17 UTC 2014

> The decision is made between all KDE GSoC mentors - usually in teams
> (like all KDE-edu mentors together make an initial decision for
> KDE-edu proposals). If there is disagreement the admin team (me, Teo,
> Valorie plus possibly others) makes the call.
Ok, I see. Thank you.

I just wanted to edit the wiki page and to put there my proposals but I'm not 
allowed to do this and I don't see the possibility to create an account or to 
use my kdeidentity (it's already too late or I'm too stupid for this task).

Lydia, may I ask you to put the information attached to this email on the 

Thanks and best regards
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LabPlot is a KDE-application for interactive graphing and analysis of scientific data.

Project: Integrate Cantor into LabPlot

Brief explanatation: The integration is twofold:
1. currently, for the created plots LabPlot uses either the data provided
by hand in a spreadseet or by using data imported from external ascii-files.
By having Cantor within LabPlot it should be possible to access the data sets
created in a computer algebra session (say Maxima) provided by Cantor. Cantor's
session have to be integrated into LabPlot's model-view framework and have to be 
put onto the same foot as all the other object managable in LabPlot(spreadsheet, worksheets etc.).
2. By calling a CAS-specific command for creating a 2D-plot in Cantor, Cantor creates an external process
that renders the plot and embeds the result as a pixmap. Instead of such a static pixmap, LabPlot's
plots should be embeded. This would provide high degree of control of the plot appearance as provided by LabPlot.

Project: investigate VTK ( and used it for 3D-rendering.

Brief explanation: LabPlot2 lacks 3D-functionality. In the old KDE3-based LabPlot qwt was used for it that is not an
option anymore. The task consists of the integration of VTK-libs. Also, the relevant widgets for 3D-plot editting 
should be created in a manner similar for all the other objects available in LabPlot now.

Project: investigate Tulip (

Brief explanation: Investigate whether it's reasonable to use LabPlot as a frontend (or to extend it to be a frontend)
to the functionality provided by Tulip. If yes, how?

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