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3.24.16.4 set datafile separator

The command ‘set datafile separator "<char>"‘ tells ‘gnuplot‘ that data fields in subsequent input files are separated by <char> rather than by whitespace. The most common use is to read in csv (comma-separated value) files written by spreadsheet or database programs. By default data fields are separated by whitespace.

Syntax:

      set datafile separator {"<char>" | whitespace}

Examples:

      # Input file contains tab-separated fields
      set datafile separator "\t"

      # Input file contains comma-separated values fields
      set datafile separator ","


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