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PanPlot allows the visualization of data versus time or space in standard x-y-plots. PanPlot can handle numerical, date/time, and text values, the input format is ASCII (text). Scales and graphic features can be modified and distinct parameters can be selected from the data matrix. Graphs graphs can be exported in several image formats (BMP, PNG, PDF, and SVG) which can be imported by graphic software for further processing. Data sets exported from PANGAEA can be plotted with PanPlot by drag'n drop.

Find the current version at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.816201

An old version of PanPlot is avaiblable at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.330147

Find Sourcecode at GitHub

Contact: Rainer Sieger. The software is provided as freeware under the (GNU General Public License (GPLv3) and is freely distributed without warranty by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven.


Sieger, Rainer; Grobe, Hannes (2013): PanPlot 2 - software to visualize profiles and time series". Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.816201


Open doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.816201 and click on "View dataset as HTML". Download the current version of PanPlot to your computer.


Double-click PanPlot2_Win.exe and follow the instructions. If the MSVCR120.dll is missing on your computer, you have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 from Microsoft.


Open the downloaded dmg file with a double-click. Drag and drop the file onto the appliction folder icon.


Uncompress the archive to your user bin directory. Double-click