Jean-Claude DE SOZA jeanclaudedesoza at wanadoo.fr
Thu May 24 00:50:51 EDT 2007

Le 23 mai 07 à 20:35, Joshua Smith a écrit :

> 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?


I am running a MacBook and like you I tried Tikz. Here is the  
different steps of the install :
- Download Aquaterm (package) from Sourceforge and install it before  
- Download the sources of Gnuplot 4.2 which now looks for Aquaterm  
before the compilation and install it. (./configure     make         
sudo make install).
Gnuplot installs in your texmf-local directory in tex/latex/gnuplot a  
config file.
You don't need anymore to set the terminal in Gnuplot manually to  
Aqua; it is done automatically by Gnuplot itself.


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