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PGPLOT is a Fortran 77 subroutine package for drawing scientific
2D. Available devices: HPGL, Postscript, X11.
The PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library is a Fortran-callable,
device-independent graphics package for making simple scientific graphs.
It is intended for making graphical images of publication quality with
minimum effort on the part of the user. For most applications, the
program can be device-independent, and the output can be directed to the
appropriate device at run time. Although originally conceived as part
of the Caltech VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) programs, PGPLOT
has much wider applicability and is now widely used at astronomical and
other scientific institutes throughout the world. Graphs produced with
PGPLOT appear in almost every issue of the major astronomical journals.
The PGPLOT library consists of two major parts: a device-independent
part, which is written in portable Fortran-77, and a set of
`device-dependent ``device handler'' subroutines for output on various
terminals, image displays, dot-matrix printers, laser printers, and pen
There are many extension packages based on PGPLOT (as shown in
its home page). Here are some of them:
pgperl, WIP, STAP,
Current Version: 5.2.0
License Type: Free for Non-Commerical Use
Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
UNIX and OpenVMS systems
For Linux: gcc, f2c or g77
ftp://astro.caltech.edu/pub/pgplot/ (FTP Site)
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