gnuplot installer package?

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  1. Mike90293 macrumors newbie

    Mike90293

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    I've been a happy user of gnuplot on windows pc but would like to use it natively under leopard. I am NOT a unix guru and have wasted many hours trying to build it from source. Have pre-installed aquaterm and X11 but 'make' step (after 'configure') yields many compile errors before quitting.

    Since I can run it under windows VM --- don't want to waste too much more time troubleshooting.

    Does anyone know of a current gnuplot (>=4.2) pre-built package for leopard?
    MAC download link via gnuplot.info/download is broken.

    Thanks
     
  2. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

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  3. Mike90293 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    gnuplot install ok

    Thank you AllMostThere. The 'with-readline=builtin' option is what I needed also + sudu for the make install step.

    All works fine except I see there is no pdf terminal type (4.2.5). Does 4.3 add it back? Otherwise, what terminal type do you suggest for batch output of graphs? I know aquaterm can save to pdf but that is a 1 at a time selection.

    Thanks again,
    Mike
     
  4. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

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    The PDF terminal depends on pdflib rather than the OS X pdf libraries, I assume for cross platform compatibility. It can be downloaded from source (http://www.pdflib.com/download/free-software/pdflib-lite/) and rebuild gnuplot.

    I agree that the "default" build could be better, especially as OS X provides support for many of the terminals e.g. PNG, PDF, but has not been updated to take advantage of these.

    For PDF output, say for presentation or publication, I go via aquaterm, saving something specific. I generally use gnuplot in interactive mode / save a script for a specific data set, rather than using it for batch processing large numbers of files.

    For batch output on OS X, I am reasonably happy with SVG (although I don't know if this is in 4.2.x, when I was on Linux I used png). Safari can open these, but I also generate a results web page through a shell script, giving me a grid of smaller images each linking to the full size version. A little bit of work, but makes reviewing lots of results much easier.

    Building 4.3 is easy enough, following http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net/development/index.html (use the bash syntax).
     
  5. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

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    Install finkcommander. It's a GUI for installing unix tools. You select the program from a list and click install from binaries or from source.
    gnuplot is listed.
     
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  7. celton macrumors newbie

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    gnoplot installation error

    Hi,
    I'm desperatly trying to install gnuplot on my mac but keep getting this error messages after "make", whatever the gnuplot version:

    breaders.c:303:16: error: gd.h: No such file or directory
    breaders.c:304: error: syntax error before 'im'
    breaders.c:304: warning: initialization makes integer from pointer without a cast
    breaders.c:304: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
    breaders.c: In function 'gd_filetype_function':
    breaders.c:315: warning: assignment makes integer from pointer without a cast
    breaders.c:334: error: invalid type argument of '->'
    breaders.c:335: error: invalid type argument of '->'
    breaders.c:339: error: invalid type argument of '->'
    breaders.c:339: error: invalid type argument of '->'
    breaders.c:339: error: invalid type argument of '->'
    make[3]: *** [breaders.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    make: *** [all] Error 2

    I've also tested the './configure --with-readline=builtin' but that didn't change anything...
    Can someone tell me what's going on?
    Thanks!
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Hmm works fine for me with Xcode 3.2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.2 when compiling GNUplot 4.2.6.

    What versions of the above do you have?
     

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