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PLOTMTV is a multipurpose X11 plotting program and specializes in contour plots, but it can also handle 2D and 3D plots. The plot-types supported are: contour plots (rectangular grid, as well as triangular mesh), 2D line and scatter plots (x-vs-y), 3D surface , line and scatter plots, vector plots, probability plots, histograms, barcharts. The program has an rough but functional Graphical User Interface, through which it is possible to zoom in, zoom out, pan, toggle between 2D and 3D plots, and rotate 3D plots. Both color and grayscale postscript output are supported.

Current Version:   1.4.1

License Type:   Free with similar to GPL type disclaimer (see source distribution for detail)

Home Site:
ftp:// (Plotmtv*)

Source Code Availability: Yes

Available Binary Packages:

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX/X11: compiled on IBM RS6000, Sun SPARC, Linux, as well as HP700 workstations.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

UNIX/X11 (R4 or up), C Compiler

Other Links: (patch to add more colormaps, and Linux ELF executible)

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