Although I now use GMT for nearly all of my plotting needs (it is really
worth learning!), I used to use DeltaGraph. It works basically like
Excel, but is capable of making contour plots and other more
scientifically useful plots. It runs on Win and Mac.
A few years ago I was able to talk them down to $75 (US) per seat for a
set of academic licenses. They use a new version now, so I'm not sure
what the official cost is.
Also, SigmaPlot is a similar product
But it seems to cost $550 for academics.
On 8/29/2011 4:06 PM, Faramarz Nilfouroushan wrote:
> If you like to have user-friendly version of GMT, you can try IGMT
> another suggestion for free "Surfer"-like software is MIRONE:
> have a look, it might help.
> On 29 August 2011 21:48, Whitney Behr <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> The Matlab mapping toolbox can do most of what Surfer does, although
> it does require the use of some basic Matlab commands, and it's
> US$200 on top of the general Matlab license (still cheaper than
> Surfer or ArcGIS). See
> Whitney Behr
> On Aug 29, 2011, at 3:32 PM, Clift, Peter wrote:
>> The only problem with GMT is that it is only useful if you know
>> UNIX, which I do not. I was looking for something a little more
>> friendly in a point and click sort of way that us mac-using types
>> enjoy. Seems like such a thing does not yet exist.
>> I do realize that Windows can be emulated on a mac but programmes
>> do tend to run rather slow like that, especially if a lot of data
>> is involved
>> Many thanks
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