The PLOT file extension is related to the UNIX Plot File Format used for plotters.

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Software that works with plot file extension

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PLOT file extension - Vector graphics file

What is plot file? How to open plot files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

UNIX Plot Files are a very simple vector type format for describing line drawings. The plot file consists of a series of instructions telling the plotter to move the pen, draw lines, draw points, draw circles, arcs, and text labels. Lines can be drawn in a variety of styles: solid, dotted, long-dashed, short-dashed and dot-dashed.

The default software associated to plot file type:

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The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open PLOT files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension PLOT:

As far as we know, this .plot file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .plot file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open plot file, edit plot file, convert plot file, view plot file, play plot file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others plot file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with plot file - Vector graphics file

Click on the software link for more information about Unix. Unix uses plot file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).


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