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Geochemical Plotting Programs

This site contains a compilation of geochemical plotting programs compiled by Sumit Chakraborty, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, with input from colleagues on the Mineralogical Society of America email list. This list is intended to facilitate representation of geochemical data to support teaching and research in the geosciences. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsements of commercial or open source software. You will have to experiment with these programs and find the best fit for your own purposes. Paraphrasing the input from one colleague, "...I have yet to find a satisfactory choice of software that integrates ease of use, rigor, and layout quality that requires little if any manual work after generating the plot." Happy plotting!

General Geochemical Plotting Programs

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Ternary and Tetrahedral Plotting programs

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Spider Diagrams and other Specialized Plots

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Isotopic Data Plotting Programs

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Mineral Composition Plotting Program

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Please send information about any additional geochemical plotting programs to: Dave Mogk (mogk AT montana.edu). Copies of templates used in any of the above programs will be especially appreciated (we will post these directly on this site with attribution). You may also contribute teaching activities (problem sets, labs, etc.) that you have developed that use geochemical datasets. Individual contributions from many will help us develop a commonwealth of resources for all to use!