On 12May1999, David Larom <
[hidden email]> wrote:
 in gnuplot, i can say:
 set linestyle 1 lt 1 lw 1 pt 1 ps 1
 plot sin(x) w l ls 1
 and it does the graph with lines, linestyle 1, as requested.

 But in Octave, the equivalent doesn't work:
 gset linestyle 1 lt 1 lw 1 pt 1 ps 1

 gshow linestyle works fine; it displays
 linestyle 1, linetype 1, linewidth 1, pointtype 1, pointsize 1

 and
 a=10:.1:10;
 b=[a' sin(a')];

 Now,

 gplot(b)

 works fine, but

 gplot(b) w l linestyle 1

 gives the error message
 error: 'linestyle' undefined near line 52 column 14
 error: evaluating expression near line 52, column 14
 error: evaluating plot style command
This doesn't work in Octave because it is either a recent change in
the way that gnuplot works or it was something that was missed when I
first implemented Octave's interface to gnuplot.
I have no plans to try to support every feature change in gnuplot,
primarily because it is too much work  in order for Octave to
implement all the features of gnuplot, Octave's parser much change
every time gnuplot's syntax changes.
If you want every feature of gnuplot to work, then the best solution
is to write data files from Octave and run a copy of gnuplot as a
separate process yourself.
Sorry,
jwe