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What are good choices to produce charts in computer science research papers? For example, I think Figure 8 from Staring into the Abyss: An Evaluation of Concurrency Control with One Thousand Cores (pdf), included below, is great. What tools were used to produce it?

Figure 8: Read-only Workload – Results for a ready-only YCSB workload

Source: Xiangyao Yu et al., ibid., p. 215.

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You can use TIKZ and PGFPLOTS packages in latex to produce beautiful figures, see these pages for some examples, TIKZ examples and PGFPLOTS examples.

Matlab and python are powerful software for producing nice plots. Barchart creation using Matlab, Barchart Matlab examples, and Python example, Python matplot example.