There are many plotting styles available in gnuplot. They are listed alphabetically below. The commands `set style data` and `set style function` change the default plotting style for subsequent `plot` and `splot` commands.
You also have the option to specify the plot style explicitly as part of the `plot` or `splot` command. If you want to mix plot styles within a single plot, you must specify the plot style for each component.
plot 'data' with boxes, sin(x) with lines
Each plot style has its own expected set of data entries in a data file. For example by default the `lines` style expects either a single column of y values (with implicit x ordering) or a pair of columns with x in the first and y in the second. For more information on how to fine-tune how columns in a file are interpreted as plot data, see using.