How to install Veusz in Debian 8.3

How to install Veusz in Debian 8.3

The Veusz is a cross-platform scientific plotting package. It is a Qt application written in Python, PyQt and NumPy designed to produce publication-quality plots. This application produces plots in vector formats like PDF, PostScript and SVG. This tutorial covers the installation procedure of Veusz in Debian. 

 

Installation procedure

Before starting the installation procedure, use the nano command to open the sources.list configuration file. 

root@linuxhelp:~# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

The configuration source.list file is opened. Now add these lines at end of the file. Save and exit from the file. 

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian jessie main

Execute the apt-get update command to update the apt sources-list in the target system. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease [145 kB]
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org jessie InRelease          
Get:2 http://ftp.de.debian.org jessie Release.gpg [2,373 B]
Get:3 http://ftp.de.debian.org jessie Release [148 kB]                 
Get:4 http://ftp.de.debian.org jessie/main amd64 Packages [6,776 kB]
Ign http://ftp.debian.org stable InRelease                                        
Get:5 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main Sources [15.5 kB]
Get:6 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib Sources [32 B]         
Get:7 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex [7,900 B]                
Get:8 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages [32 B]        
Get:9 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en [14 B]   
Get:10 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex [2,704 B] 
Get:11 http://ftp.debian.org stable Release.gpg [2,373 B]                
Get:12 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates/main amd64 2017-03-14-2025.02.pdiff [526 B]
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Fetched 23.4 MB in 4min 47s (81.4 kB/s)                                                           
Reading package lists... Done

The target system is updated with the required repositories. Install the Veusz package by running the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install veusz
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libmysqlclient18 libqt4-declarative libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl
  libqt4-script libqt4-scripttools libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-svg libqt4-test
  libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtassistantclient4 libqtwebkit4 mysql-common python-qt4 python-sip
  veusz-helpers
Suggested packages:
  libqt4-declarative-folderlistmodel libqt4-declarative-gestures libqt4-declarative-particles
  libqt4-declarative-shaders qt4-qmlviewer libqt4-dev python-qt4-dbg python-h5py python-pyfits
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libmysqlclient18 libqt4-declarative libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl
  libqt4-script libqt4-scripttools libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-svg libqt4-test
  libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtassistantclient4 libqtwebkit4 mysql-common python-qt4 python-sip veusz
  veusz-helpers
0 upgraded, 20 newly installed, 0 to remove and 264 not upgraded.
Need to get 21.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 86.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
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Setting up veusz (1.21.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u2) ...

Once the package is installed, click the Activities window and type the package name. Click on the icon to run the application.

 veusz

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? The Veusz is extensible with python plugins. The plugins can be added for importing data in other formats, automating operations and creating mathematical relationship between datasets. 


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