I am producing 1d and 2d images using Matlab right now for comparison of accuracy against a given model. I need to compare my methods with the standard Gaussian .wfn model and I am going to do that by analyzing the density of a molecule as well as the laplacian.
I am interested in producing 2-D images of differences in my approximation to the .wfn approximation (possibly via contour map?) and am also interested in properties (density, laplacian, etc) along the bond path and direct line between two atoms.
As I previously stated, I am currently using Matlab to produce my images, though these images are mostly for me and my associates. They do not seem to be the types of images I often see in papers and other publications.
What kind of software should I be using (or do others use) to produce publication-quality graphs and images?