Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed May 23 15:22:49 EDT 2007

On 5/23/07, Jeremy Conlin <jeremit0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/23/07, Joshua Smith <joshua.smith at ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > Hello all:
> >
> > I am beginning to explore the use of pgf/TikZ to put figures into my
> > TeX documents (using TeXShop as the front-end).  To plot functions,
> > it appears that GNUPLOT needs to be installed.  I did a little Google
> > searching and one website stated that GNUPlot requires AquaTerm
> > (which I have no idea what that is).  Can anyone give a
> > recommendation for the best/simplest way to install and configure
> > GNUPLOT if the only thing I want to do with it is use it with pgf/
> > TikZ?  Just download it from SourceForge and compile?  Do I need to
> > make sure it is installed anyplace specific for pgf/TikZ to see it,
> > or does the compilation take care of that?
> At one point there was work to make a Universal installer for the
> latest version of Gnuplot.  I don't know what has happened.  I do know
> that Gnuplot is relatively simple to compile, once AquaTerm is
> installed.  AquaTerm is trivial to install as well.  The only thing to
> watch out for when configuring Gnuplot is to use the builtin in
> readline libraries rather than the gnu readline libraries.  This is
> done by:
> .\configure --with-readline=builtin
> The gnu readline libraries don't work for some reason.
> Anyway, give it a try.  It's pretty simple.  As far as pgf/TikZ, I
> know nothing about them so maybe others on this list can help with
> that.
> Jeremy

Actually one even does not need to compile:


and in a couple of minutes everythinh is done

(sure run latex with --shell-escape)

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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