OK, I see exactly what's going on here. When you edit a plot via the
GUI we try to ensure that all the plot details remain the same except
for anything explicitly changed via the editor. However, we're failing
to preserve the command to rotate the x-axis tics that was present in
the original plot. So the tics are reverting to the gnuplot default of
unrotated, and they mash into each other. We'll fix this asap, but in
the meantime here's a workaround.
1. Given a "broken" plot, displayed in the GUI, right-click and select
"Save to session as icon". Close the plot's window.
2. Open the icon view window ("View/icon view" menu item), right-click
on the plot's icon and select "Edit plot commands".
3. In the gnuplot command editor that appears, look for a line
starting with "set xtics". Insert a new line underneath this one, with
set xtics rotate by -45
and save the plot commands via the save button on the toolbar.
4. Now if you go back to the icon view window and double-click to
display the plot, the rotated tics will be restored.
On Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 1:26 AM A. Tarassow <atecon(a)posteo.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> > and here is the image when I apply my edits; as you can see, the dates
> > go from slightly diagonal, which I like, to horizontal with jumbling
> > https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3qr4o3fg1w056s/Forum%20Q2.png?dl=0
> Actually, I have also experienced such behavior recently with latest
> gretl (git version) and gnuplot 5.4.3. Currently, I can't remember when
> exactly this does happen but if I find that case, I'll report it here.