veusz - Man Page

a scientific plotting and graphing application.


veusz [options] [document.vsz]...


Veusz is a scientific plotting and graphing package. It is designed to create publication-ready output in a variety of different output formats. Graphs are built-up combining plotting widgets. Veusz has a GUI user interface (started with the veusz command), a Python module interface and a scripting interface.

If started without command line arguments, Veusz will open up with a new empty document. The program will otherwise open the listed documents.



Do not check opened scripts for the presence of unsafe Python commands. This allows you to create or open complete Python scripts with Veusz commands if they come from a trusted source.


Read Veusz commands from stdin, executing them, then writing the results to stdout. This option replaces the old veusz_listen.

In this mode Veusz does not read any input documents, but will use the first argument to the program as the window title, if given.


If in listening mode, do not open a window before running commands, but execute them quietly.


Export the next Veusz document file on the command line to the graphics file FILE. Supported file types include EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG, BMP, JPG and XPM. The extension of the output file is used to determine the output file format. There should be as many export options specified as input Veusz documents on the command line.


Adds the option given when exporting. Supported options are dpi=DPI giving the resolution for bitmap output files (default 100), color=True/False to switch to monochrome output (default True), page=[X,...] gives a list of pages to export (default [0]), where the page numbers are numbered from 0, antialias=True/False enables or disables antialiasing in bitmap output files (default True), quality=VAL gives the JPEG quality value (default 85), backcolor='#RRGGBBAA' gives the background color of bitmap files (default '#ffffff00'), pdfdpi=DPI gives the DPI when outputting to PDF files (default 150) and svgtextastext=True/False outputs text in SVG files as text, rather than as curves (default False).


Loads the Veusz plugin FILE when starting Veusz. This option provides a per-session alternative to adding the plugin in the preferences dialog box.


Displays the options to the program and exits.


Displays information about the currently installed version and exits.


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Veusz was written by Jeremy Sanders <>.

This manual page was written by Jeremy Sanders <>.


2023-01-29 3.6.2 Veusz