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Converting PGPLOT to PLPLOT

#include <cpgplot.h> #include <plplot/plplot.h>;
cpgbeg(0,“/xs”,1,3) plstart(“xwin”, 1,3)
cpgend() plend();
cpgask(0); plspause(0);
cpgbbuf(); None?
cpgenv(0,nchan,min,max,0,0); plenv(0,nchan,min,max,0,0);
cpgpage(); pladv();
cpgvstd(); plvsta();
cpgswin(X1, X2, Y1, Y2); plwind(xmin , xmax , ymin , ymax);
cpgbox(“BCNST”, 0.0, 0, “BCNSTL”, 0.0, 0); plbox(“bcnst”, 0.0, 0, “bcnstl”, 0.0, 0);
ppglab(“Channel”, “Amplitude”, “”); pllab(“Channel”, “Amplitude”, “”);
cpgeras(); plclear();
cpgpanl(y, y); pladv(N);
cpgsci(1); plcol0(15);
cpgscr(0,1,1,1); plscmap0 (r , g , b , ncol0 );
cpgsch(1); plschr(0,0.8);
cpgline(n, xvals, yvals); plline(n, xvals, yvals);
cppgpt(nchan, xval, phase[i], 17); plsym(nchan, xval, phase[i], 17);
cpgmtxt(“T”, -1.5, 0.02, 0, sourcename); plmtex(“t”, -1.5, 0.02, 0, sourcename);



For Debian Squeeze I installed

 > apt-get install libplplot-dev libplplot9 plplot9-driver-cairo plplot9-driver-xwin


 brew install plplot

Old notes

You need to have cmake installed - I get cmake from brew -

Download the source code from sourceforge

svn co plplot

To install I had to disable lots of stuff - your mileage may vary…. In the plplot directory:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DENABLE_python=OFF -DENABLE_wxwidgets=OFF -DENABLE_tcl=OFF -DENABLE_tk=OFF -DPLD_wxwidgets=OFF
sudo make install

Disabling python was just because it could not locate Python.h - this may be a problem on my Mac

More recently to compile I had to run cmakes as

cmake .. -DENABLE_ada=OFF

I also had to edit the cmake setup as per


plplot supports package config. A simple usage is

  gcc `pkg-config --cflags --libs plplotd` prog.c -o prog
difx/plplot.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/03 15:48 by chrisphillips