KPlotting and KUnitConversion

Christoph Feck christoph at
Mon Aug 11 00:09:31 UTC 2014

On Monday 11 August 2014 00:20:39 Garret Wassermann wrote:
> [...]
> From looking at the API/example for KPlotting, it seems to only
> print 1D plots. (But it does a great job! I like it.)
> Is there a plan to add 2D contour plots or 3D plots in the future?

There is no concrete plan to add more features to KPlotting, because 
for advanced users there are already other Qt based libraries for 
plotting (QwtPlot, QCustomPlot, QtCharts, KDChart, ...).

That does not mean I will reject any additions, but I would like to 
keep it simple.

> I would be glad to help out where I can with extending this
> framework. I do not know much about 3D (I guess it would need
> OpenGL?) but I would be glad to help test/add features to the 2D
> plots. I would like to use it in an open source academic project I
> have for heat transfer applications. I investigated a few
> possibilities and there does not seem to be a particularly easy to
> use plotting library designed for C++, so KDE can set the standard
> here.
> What is the best way to get involved?

First, please clarify why the other alternatives are inadequate. Then 
propose a plan, or a patch :)

Christoph Feck (kdepepo)

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