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Icon Dataplot is a free, public-domain, multi-platform software system for scientific visualization, statistical analysis, and non-linear modeling. The target Dataplot user is the researcher and analyst engaged in the characterization, modeling, visualization, analysis, monitoring, and optimization of scientific and engineering processes.
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Current Version:   10/96 for Linux executable, 3/97 for source code.

License Type:   Trademarked, Public Domain

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Source Code Availability: Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: Yes

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX (SUN, SGI, HP, CONVEX, CRAY, DEC), IBM RS/6000, Linux, PC-DOS, Windows NT, VMS.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Source code is quite portable to systems with a good Fortran compiler and sufficient memory.
For the Linux executable, you need about 20MB of hard disk space. No specific RAM requirement, although 16MB is recommended and you may need to set your swap space large enough. X11 support is recommended for screen graphics. Allow about another 40MB if you want to download the source and compile yourself. The Linux version was created using the f2c (Fortran-to-C) utility, so this is required if you want to compile yourself. If you want to run a graphical user interface (early Beta version), you need to have the Expect and Tcl/Tk utilities (freely available) and another 10MB or so for the Dataplot menu files and Tcl/Tk scripts.

Other Links: (FTP site) (Manual in PDF format)

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