Sinister plots

I have been monitoring a message system for a while. I have 1000 data samples, each sample has a timestamp and a message count at that point in time. The count is ever-increasing. Can you recommend a tool to produce an interesting, pretty graph that shows activity over time? I'm familiar with gnuplot but don't like the output or the user interface much.

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For stuff at work, I end up using Excel. It's annoying, but not terrible to get something decent looking when it's simple like this. For everything else, I use Vecto. ;)
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