Updated: gnuplot-4.2.2-1

Dr. Volker Zell dr.volker.zell@oracle.com
Fri Sep 14 12:30:00 GMT 2007


A new version of 'gnuplot' has been uploaded to a server near you.

Gnuplot is a command-line driven interactive function plotting utility
for UNIX, MSDOS, VMS, 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.  Gnuplot
supports many different types of terminals, plotters, and printers
(including many color devices, and pseudo-devices like LaTeX) and is
easily extensible to include new devices.
Gnuplot handles both curves (2 dimensions) and surfaces (3
dimensions). Surfaces can be plotted as a mesh fitting the specified
function, floating in the 3-d coordinate space, or as a contour plot
on the x-y plane. For 2-d plots, there are also many plot styles,
including lines, points, lines with points, error bars, and impulses
(crude bar graphs). Graphs may be labeled with arbitrary labels and
arrows, axes labels, a title, date and time, and a key.  The interface
includes command-line editing and history on most platforms.


o Update to latest upstream release.

o Added
  to the system fontpath.

gnuplot NEWS:

* NEW allow extra column in 2D plots containing color information
* NEW set term latex {size XX,YY}
* FIX buffering of very long input lines
* FIX clipping of image data against plot boundary
* FIX polygon clipping bugs
* FIX key sample for plots with variable color
* FIX wxt initialization on non-gnu systems
* FIX escape sequence %% handling in sprintf() format strings
* FIX Apply "set style incr user" to 3D contours and to histograms
* FIX Apply "set key {no}enhanced" to key titles read from a file
* FIX Allow string variable as filename for "fit via <filename>"
* CHANGE defer x11 initialization until first plot command
* CHANGE clean up configuration files for amg, cyg, mgw, dj2
* CHANGE modify SVG output to accommodate non-compliant viewers
* CHANGE allow 'strcol()' as shorthand for 'stringcolumn()'
* CHANGE default to "blacktext" for TeX-based PostScript variants

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
the above mentioned package from the 'Graphics' category.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to
you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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