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gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive datafile (text or binary) and function plotting utility for UNIX, IBM OS/2, MS Windows, DOS, Apple Mac, VMS, Atari and many other platforms. The software is copyrighted but freely distributed (i.e., you don't have to pay for it). It was originally intended as graphical program which would allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data. It does this job pretty well, and in addition it serves as non-interactive plotting engine for miscellaneous portable third-party applications, like Octave. Gnuplot is
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Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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Negritude commented on 13 Mar 2011
FYI, this is also available for installation via MacPorts.
[Version 4.4.3]


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Thierry46 tipped on 10 Nov 2010
Hello
Here is an additional comment to JIMCLARK01's tips to compile gnuplot 4.4.2 under Snow Leopard (Mac OS X.6) with PNG, JPEG output available :

X11 should be installed on your computer (From Mac OSX install DVD).

gnuplot needs libgd library to support graphics output formats like PNG.
You have to install libgd first and to link gnuplot with it.

1 - Download libraries JPEG (jpegsrc.v6b.tar.gz), FreeType 2.4.3, and GD 2.0.35 (Find them on the Web, copy the .tar.gz file in a directory , uncompact them with the Finder)

Then in a terminal window :

2 - Install lib jpeg-6b :
cd jpeg-6b
cp /usr/share/libtool/config/config.sub .
cp /usr/share/libtool/config/config.guess .
./configure --enable-static --x-include=/usr/include/X11 --x-libraries=/usr/X11/lib
make
sudo make install
sudo ranlib /usr/local/lib/libjpeg.a

Library will be put be in /usr/local : /usr/local/lib/libjpeg.a
Remarks :
--enable-shared don't work
make install produce an error with doc, ignore it.

3 - Install freetype-2.4.3
cd freetype-2.4.3
./configure
make
sudo make install

4 - Install libgd
cd gd-2.0.35
sudo ln -s /usr/X11R6/include/fontconfig /usr/local/include
sudo cp -r /usr/X11/include/*png* /usr/local/include
./configure --with-x --x-include=/usr/include/X11 --x-libraries=/usr/X11/lib --with-png=/usr/X11
make
sudo make install

5 - rebuild gnuplot
./configure --with-readline=bsd --x-include=/usr/include/X11 --x-libraries=/usr/X11/lib
Verify here that png terminals are detected in configure's output
make
sudo make install

6 - To make libgd support fonts
export GDFONTPATH=$HOME/Library/Fonts:/Library/Fonts:/System/Library/Fonts
before you launch gnuplot or put GDFONTPATH initialization in your ~/.bash_profile
[Version 4.4.2]

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dieguico replied on 20 Jan 2011
Hi Thierry46, a couple of comments:

At point 2. I've had to download and install the jpeg-8c version because the 6b didn't copy the libjpeg.a file.

At point 4. I don't know why but when I run the configure, it prompts me the error:
$ ./configure
checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin10.6.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin10.6.0
checking target system type... i386-apple-darwin10.6.0
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: ls -t appears to fail. Make sure there is not a broken
alias in your environment
configure: error: newly created file is older than distributed files!
Check your system clock

My system clock is ok and I've disabled every alias I had on bashrc. ¿Any idea to solve that?

BTW, thank you for the step-by-step post.
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dieguico replied on 20 Jan 2011
I've solved! It was a problem with colors and ls! Can you believe? :D Again, thank you.
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Jimclark01 tipped on 30 Nov 2009
To compile under Snow Leopard:

./configure --with-readline=bsd --x-include=/usr/include/X11 --x-libraries=/usr/X11/lib
make
sudo make install

installs by default under /usr/local
[Version 4.4]


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dieguico rated on 20 Jan 2011

[Version 4.4.2]


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Type:Education : Mathematics
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Date:15 Nov 2011
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gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive datafile (text or binary) and function plotting utility for UNIX, IBM OS/2, MS Windows, DOS, Apple Mac, VMS, Atari and many other platforms. The software is copyrighted but freely distributed (i.e., you don't have to pay for it). It was originally intended as graphical program which would allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data. It does this job pretty well, and in addition it serves as non-interactive plotting engine for miscellaneous portable third-party applications, like Octave. Gnuplot is developed and supported since 1986, and having its scripts and commands easy to understand text files, it is time-portable as well.

Gnuplot supports various kinds of plots. In 2D, it can draw line, point, dot, box, histogram graphs or vector fields. In 3D, it supports line, point and dot surfaces, with or without hidden line removal. It supports color or grayscale surfaces and maps, even for non-equidistant and non-rectangular 3D data, otherwise it offers data gridding.

Gnuplot supports many different types of terminals: interactive screen terminals (with mouse and hotkey functionality), pen plotters (like hpgl), printers (including postscript and many color devices), and printings to output file as vectorial pseudo-devices like LaTeX, metafont, pdf, svg, or bitmap png. Gnuplot is easily extensible to include new devices.


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