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Hi,
I need to be able to plot some graphs in my Windows MFC application. Time will be on X axis. I found several controls available on codeproject and codeguru. Does anybody have any good or bad experience with any plotting libraries on Windows platform? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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ProEssentials is a nice plotting package

www.gigasoft.com 

but be prepared it is slow with large data sets, although this may have been improved with the latest release.
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proskig, I tried all of the controls available on codeXXX websites roughly eight months ago, and none of them were IMHO ready for serious use without *major* work.

I ended up using TeeChart from steema.  I am very happy with it, and it allows all of the control you would expect.  Some 'live' examples of its use are available on their website (don't be put off by how ugly their site is):

http://www.steema.com/products/teechart/active_x_internet_explorer_examp.htm

I suppose it depends on what you want to do - ProEssentials and TeeChart both do a lot more than simple 2D plotting (which is all I need).  TeeChart is cheaper.  Brian Convey's CGraph (on codeguru) would probably have been good enough for me, except that you could only plot integers, and couldn't scroll.  Paul Barvinko's offering on the same site was superficially a lot better, but suffered from lots of serious problems.  If you're at all interested in them, I can send you my amended version of his source code.  I spent a day or so on it then gave up.
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