updated 02:35 pm EST, Mon November 27, 2006
An avid Mac developer has developed and released DataPlot, a new "simple and powerful" 2D plotting tool. Developer David Adalsteinsson, who created the scientific visualization tool DataTank, designed the new software as a result of a discussion at the recent World Wide Developers Conference 2006 about the need for a simple 2D plotting tool, according to MacResearch. The application includes an area for the data set to explore, display options, and a graph display. A "Parameters" button opens a side panel with access to sliders as well as other interactive controls, and visual graph commands line the top of the window. DataPlot ($30) runs natively on PowerPC and Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary (system requirements were unavailable).