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Re: Octave fails to open pipe to pgnuplot

Well, that would be a good question for the Cygwin folks, because
AFAIK, they implement their own POSIX layer independent of what
Windows provides ( they run a Cygwin *.dll to emulate a GNU/Linux-like
POSIX environment ). It should be independent of the 98-ME vs. NT-XP
line of Windows OSes. 

Thomas, not to beat you up for this, but I personally would recommend
one of the following:
* upgrade to a NT-XP Windows operating system. Even Windows fans
despise '98. I understand if this is not an option for you.
* install GNU/Linux / *BSD on another partition on the machine
* use a GNU/Linux bootable CD ( for example, Knoppix ) with Octave on

Best of luck!


P.S.- I'm copying this to the Cygwin folks.

On Oct 28, 2003 at 6:37pm, Christoph Dalitz wrote:

christ >Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 18:37:40 +0100
christ >From: Christoph Dalitz <>
christ >To:
christ >Cc:
christ >Subject: Re: Octave fails to open pipe to pgnuplot
christ >Resent-Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 11:40:13 -0600
christ >Resent-From:
christ >
christ >On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 01:05:31 -0600
christ > wrote:
christ >>
christ >> I have installed octave 2.1.49 and gnuplot using cygwin on windows 98.
christ >> I downloaded the files from this site . Both
christ >> octave and gnuplot seem to have installed ok and run fine individually .
christ >> However when I try a plot command . I get and error (win32 error 6)
christ >> saying "wait failed" and that a pipe could not be opened to pgnuplot.
christ >> Could you please help me fix this problem if there is a fix.
christ >>
christ >AFAIK the Win9x/ME product line does not support pipes, which are only
christ >implemented in WinNT/2000/XP (please correct me, if I am wrong).
christ >
christ >Thus I would expect that the Octave/Gnuplot combination only works on
christ >win32 systems with WinNT and above.
christ >
christ >Christoph Dalitz
christ >
christ >
christ >
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