My name is Michael Vogt and I’m the developer of DatPlot. I’m an aerospace engineer, specializing in aircraft performance, flight test and flight sciences. I also enjoy developing software. Over the 12+ years in this field, I’ve plotted many flight test data, typically using spreadsheet software. I always felt there had to be something better to rapidly visualize the data, electronically capture important events on the plot, easily create strip chart plots and then seamlessly swap data sources to quickly analyze multiple data sets. I could not find such an application, so I decided to make DatPlot.

I hope to evolve DatPlot over time to add additional features users might find useful. If you have such suggestions or any other comments, questions or to report a bug, please email them to me at

Thank you!