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In GnuPlot, i am setting xtics to something like this:

set xtics
("AIM" 0.00000, "gtalk" 2.00000, "rtp-multicast-filetransfer" 4.00000, "sipc_music" 6.00000, "skype1" 8.00000, "skype2" 10.00000, "voip-extension" 12.00000, "voip-extension2downata" 14.00000, "ymessenger" 16.00000)

The problem is, that these labels overlap with each other in the plot, so how can i remove/overcome this overlapping?

Can I increase the length between xticks or write some kind of legend showing:
rmf : rtp-multicast-filetransfer ?

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This might not be the solution you want, but you can rotate labels with:

set xtics rotate by -45

This would rotate tick labels at the x-axis by -45°.

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Do you know of any way to centre the label about the xtic, instead of label starting from the xtick? – skypemesm Oct 30 '10 at 14:28
Sorry, no idea, but wouldn't that look strange? I imagine if they don't start at the tick, the reader could be confused where the labels belong to. – htorque Oct 30 '10 at 14:41
true.. the problem with rotating it is that the label for the last xtic gets truncated by the border. – skypemesm Oct 30 '10 at 14:47
Maybe depends on the output - seems to work here: - I hope someone more familiar with GNUPlot can be of more help. ;-) – htorque Oct 30 '10 at 15:05

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