SciDAVis is a user-friendly data analysis and visualization program primarily aimed at high-quality plotting of scientific data. It strives to combine an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface with powerful features such as Python scriptability.
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What is SciDAVis?

SciDAVis is a free application for Scientific Data Analysis and Visualization.

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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

A copy of this license is provided in the file gpl.txt.


SciDAVis runs on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS X; possibly also on other platforms like *BSD.



Also consider using a prebuilt package, available for PC and Mac or Linux.

User Manual


Web site



The following people have written parts of the SciDAVis source code, ranging from a few lines to large chunks. In alphabetical order.

Tilman Benkert[1], Knut Franke, gbm19, Arun Narayanankutty, Russell Standish,


The following people have written parts of the manual and/or other documentation. In alphabetical order :

Knut Franke, Roger Gadiou


The following people have contributed translations or parts thereof. In alphabetical order.

  • Tilman Benkert[1],
  • Markus Bongard,
  • Tobias Burnus,
  • Rémy Claverie,
  • f0ma,
  • Jose Antonio Lorenzo Fernandez,
  • Pavel Fric,
  • Jan Helebrant,
  • Daniel Klaer,
  • Peter Landgren,
  • Fellype do Nascimento,
  • Tomomasa Ohkubo,
  • Mikhail Shevyakov,
  • Mauricio Troviano


The following people have made installing SciDAVis easier by providing specialized binary packages. In alphabetical order.

  • Burkhard Bunk (Debian),
  • Quentin Denis (SUSE),
  • Yu-Hung Lien (Mac OS X),
  • Eric Tanguy (Fedora),
  • Mauricio Troviano (Windows installer)


SciDAVis uses code from QtiPlot, which consisted (at the time of the fork, i.e. QtiPlot 0.9-rc2) of code by the following people:

  • Tilman Benkert[1],
  • Shen Chen,
  • Borries Demeler,
  • José Antonio Lorenzo Fernández,
  • Knut Franke,
  • Vasileios Gkanis,
  • Gudjon Gudjonsson,
  • Alex Kargovsky,
  • Michael Mac-Vicar,
  • Tomomasa Ohkubo,
  • Aaron Van Tassle,
  • Branimir Vasilic,
  • Ion Vasilief,
  • Vincent Wagelaar

The SciDAVis manual is based on the QtiPlot manual, written by (in alphabetical order):

Knut Franke, Roger Gadiou, Ion Vasilief

footnotes: [1] birth name: Tilman Hoener zu Siederdissen

Special Thanks

We also want to acknowledge the people having helped us indirectly by contributing to the following fine pieces of software. In no particular order.

... and many more we just forgot to mention.