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  Gnuplot is a command-line driven interactive plotting utility for UNIX, MSDOS and VMS platforms. The software is copyrighted but freely distributed (i.e., you don't have to pay for it). It was originally intended for visualization of mathematical functions and data. Gnuplot supports many different types of terminals, plottersx, and printers (including many color devicesx, and pseudo-devices like LaTeX) and is easily extended to new devices. The `GNU' in gnuplot is NOT related to the Free Software Foundation, the naming is just a coincidence (and a long story). Thus Gnuplot is not covered by the GNU copyleft, but rather by its own copyright statement, included in all source code. The Gnuplot package comes with makefiles for the following UNIX platforms:

  1. Apollo running SR10.3 with Apollo's X11
  2. DEC3100/5000 running DEC OSF/1 v1.0
  3. DEC3100/5000 running Ultrix 3.1d with MIT's X11
  4. HP/9000 700 series running HP/UX 8.0 with MIT's X11R4
  5. Sun sparcstation running SunOS 4.1 with suntools (with and without X11)
  6. Silicon Graphics IRIS4D machines (with and without X11)
  7. NeXT Cube and Slab running NeXTOS 2.0+ (with and without X11)
  8. ATT 3b1 machines (with and without X11)
  9. 386 machines running 386/ix or ISC 2.2 (with and without T.Roell X386)
  10. IBM RS/6000 running AIX 3.2 with xlc 1.2 or xlc 1.1
  11. Cray Y-MP or Cray-2 running Unicos 6.0 or 6.1 (with and without X11)
  12. Sequent Dynix/PTX with MIT X11
  13. Sequent Symmetry (DYNIX 3) with X11
  14. Convex 9.0 with MIT X11
  15. KSR1 running DEC OSF/1 v1.0 (use make -j 16)
  16. LINUX with XFree86-1.2
  17. VAX-VMS
The following table summarizes most of the terminals (output formats) supported by Gnuplot Release 3.5.






If there is access to one of the platforms listed above and one of the supported terminals connected to it, all that needs to be done is to compile and install Gnuplot on the target machine (read the File 0INSTALL for details).

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O. Jepsen
Thu Oct 12 14:48:45 MESZ 2000