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Details of extension .plot

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .plot file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .plot file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .plot files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 2 file formats associated with this file extension!


  1. Gnuplot Script
  2. Matplotlib Plot

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Gnuplot Script

plot file - Gnuplot Script
The PLOT file belongs to the Document category and works with Gnuplot, being used as a Gnuplot Script. Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven graphing utility for Linux, OS/2, MS Windows, OSX, VMS, and many other platforms. The developer is still actively supporting the Gnuplot, likely. According to our data, Gnuplot uses one more file types.
Application: Gnuplot
Program name: -
Category: Document files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Matplotlib Plot

plot file - Matplotlib Plot
The PLOT file belongs to the Data category and works with Matplotlib, being used as a Matplotlib Plot. Matplotlib is a Python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. The developer is still actively supporting the Matplotlib, likely. According to our data, Matplotlib uses one more file types.
Application: Matplotlib
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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The .plot file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .plot extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .plot file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.lot LaTeX List of Tables
.pot GNU Gettext Portable Object Template
.ppot Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac Template
.plo Radio Toolbox Playlist
.plt Tecplot 360 Binary Plot Data
.plog PLog Language Source Code

The .plot extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .plot filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

lot (1), pot (1), ppot (1), plo (1), plt (1), plog (1)

Having trouble opening a .plot file?

If you want to open a .plot file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .plot association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.plot

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android