The primary purpose of XLPlot is to create a figure rapidly.
It is ideal for for use at high school, as the path from data in one or more spreadsheet columns to the final figure is short (just a few mouse clicks) and easy to grasp.
It contains basic statistical functions, such as Student's t-test and linear correlation of two sets of data (two columns in a spreadsheet). XLPlot has a number of build-in functions that can be fitted to the data in columns on a spreadsheet or to a curve in a graph. The user can easily add fitting functions of his own design.
XLPlot is the eXtra-Light version of programs in the Serf Software Suite, a set of programs more specifically meant for biologists. Items in the drawing sheet and the spreadsheet may communicate such that a modification in a column in a spreadsheet results in a change in the associated vector graph, allowing easy editing.