I'm generating a graph with gnuplot of activity over the last twenty four hours, but the time axis looks really bad because it's trying to fit the long number for every five minutes in the last day.
Is there any way for gnuplot to treat the x-axis as an epoch time, and mark every hour or so?
Is this what you want?
set xdata time set timefmt "%s" # set xtics 3600 set format x "%H:%M:%S" # or whatever plot ...
i followed this from the gnuplot howto :
03/21/95 10:00 6.02e23
This file can be plotted by
set xdata time set timefmt "%m/%d/%y" set xrange ["03/21/95":"03/22/95"] set format x "%m/%d" set timefmt "%m/%d/%y %H:%M" plot "data" using 1:3