# How to determine the right size of gnuplot terminal output?

When using gnuplot scripts to generate graphs in PDF format, there is the size option. I would like to know how one can estimate the right size of the output graph to place in a scientific paper.

• Documentation for pdfcairo, for pdf. Sep 11 at 15:09
• Meta discussion relevant to this question: mattermodeling.meta.stackexchange.com/q/291/671 Sep 11 at 16:27
• Normally, I output the graphs to PDF in a A4 size. The final figure size, I tailored in the LaTeX document.
– Camps
Sep 15 at 16:55
• Good idea @Camps Sep 15 at 22:17