There is an option through Parameter ERRBAR to plot error bars with a choice of styles (SHAPE) and including co-ordinate errors. To avoid clutter the frequency of errors bars is controllable using Parameter FREQ. There is a choice of graph styles via Parameter MODE; these include the histogram form, or points marked with a symbol from a selection of five. Parameters ERRCOL, LINCOL, and SYMCOL allow you to select the colours of the error bars, graph lines, and symbols respectively. Thick lines now work for all parts of the plot, and the maximum thickness is 10. There are new examples.
LINPLOT was redesigned to allow easy production of composite plots, controlled using the CLEAR parameter. When CLEAR is FALSE the axis limits are inquired from the graphics database. The abscissa limits are now adjustable, so there is a new parameter called AXLIM which replaces ORDLIM and applies to both axes. ORDLIM now specifies the ordinate limits, replacing ORDLOW and ORDUPP. The abscissa limits may be adjusted through Parameter ABSLIM. Both ABSLIM and ORDLIM have sensible (dynamic) defaults.
Using the new facilities it is possible to create colour hardcopy graphs combining graphs from multiple datasets, with each plotted in a different colour and/or linestyle.
Several of the parameters have been renamed to their standard values (INPIC to IN, OUTPIC to OUT, OTITLE to TITLE, WLIMIT to WLIM), or combined to make array parameters (IX and IY have become BINDIM, NXPAR and NYPAR have become ORDER or KNOTS depending on wheher a polyomial or spline fit is selected). If you use SURFIT in scripts, you should check the usage carefully.
KAPPA --- Kernel Application Package