Joshua Smith joshua.smith at ucsf.edu
Wed May 23 18:27:27 EDT 2007

On May 23, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Aaron Jackson wrote:

> Aquaterm is a small app that other programs can use to display  
> graphical output.  Gnuplot does not require Aquaterm, however  
> installing it is highly recommended.  Gnuplot has to display plots  
> somehow, so it uses Aquaterm if it is available, if not it can use  
> X11.  If you never want to see the plots (within gnuplot itself),  
> then gnuplot can save them directly to disk as LaTeX, pdf, eps,  
> png,... files, which means, in this case, that X11 and Aquaterm are  
> not needed.
> Gnuplot is very easy to compile.  A simple
> ./configure
> make
> make check
> make install
> should do the trick (assuming that you have Aquaterm installed,  
> otherwise skip the make check step).  If the configure stops for  
> any reason (perhaps a missing readline lib if I remember), you can  
> disable the check that is failing (type ./configure --help for  
> options).  You wont need it anyway if you are not directly using  
> gnuplot.

I followed these directions (except for installing Aquaterm because I  
only want the .gnuplot files for TikZ), and I thought everything  
proceeded fine.  I did not see any error messages about an  
installation failure.  However, when I type "which gnuplot" I get

no gnuplot in /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin

I also tried Jeremy's suggestion of using ./configure --with- 
readline=builtin but that did not seem to make a difference.

Any ideas?


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