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PLOT file format description

Many people share .plot files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .plot file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .plot files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.plot - Gnuplot Script

The PLOT document files are related to Gnuplot. PLOT file is a Gnuplot Script. Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven graphing utility for Linux, OS/2, MS Windows, OSX, VMS, and many other platforms.

Document files
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Gnuplot Script related extensions:
Gnuplot Input File

.plot - Matplotlib Plot

The PLOT data files are related to Matplotlib. PLOT file is a Matplotlib Plot. Matplotlib is a Python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms.

Data files
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Matplotlib Plot related extensions:
Matplotlib OXY Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .plot file extension. Even harmful programs can create .plot files. Be especially cautious with .plot files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .plot file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .plot file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

lot, plo, plog, plt, pot, ppot

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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