[ANNOUNCEMENT] New Package:plotutils-2.4.1

James R. Phillips antiskid56-cygwin@yahoo.com
Fri Oct 14 01:34:00 GMT 2005

The gnu plotutils package (plotutils-2.4.1) is now available for cygwin.

This plotting utilities package includes release 4.1 of GNU libplot: a
thread-safe function library for exporting two-dimensional vector graphics.

Additional contents of the plotutils package:

1. libxmi.  This is a function library for drawing X11-style vector
		graphics (lines, polylines, polygons, circular and elliptic
		arcs) on an in-memory bitmap.
2. Sample command-line programs based on libplot, including the following.

	graph.  A full-featured scientific plotting program for plotting
		XY (i.e. 2-dimensional) data.

	plot.   This is a so-called plot filter, which takes a stream in GNU
		graphics metafile format, and either translates it to
		another format or uses it to drive a display device.

	pic2plot.  This is a utility program that takes a file in the pic
		language, and either translates it to another format or
		displays it on an X display.

	tek2plot.  This is a utility program that emulates a Tektronix 4014
		terminal in the sense that it reads a stream of Tektronix
		commands, and either produces an output file in another
		format or displays the corresponding graphics on an X
	plotfont. This is a simple utility that prints out a character
		chart for any font available to the above four utilities
		(graph, plot, pic2plot, tek2plot) and the underlying
		libplot library.
3. Command-line mathematical programs not based on libplot, including the

	spline. This program does spline interpolation of input data, which
		may be of arbitrary dimensionality.
	ode.  This interactive program supplements the computation engine
		of `gnuplot', which will compute and plot functions, by
		providing the ability to integrate systems of ordinary
		differential equations (ODE's).

More information is available in /usr/share/doc/plotutils-2.41/README,
and in /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/plotutils-2.41, 
after package installation.  The Web page for the package is: 
http://www.gnu.org/software/plotutils/plotutils.html .


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 'plotutils' from the 'Graphics'
category. Then click on the 'skip' field next to 'plotutils' until
'2.4.1' is displayed.

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
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