[OS X TeX] GNUPLOT on Mac
Jean-Claude DE SOZA
jeanclaudedesoza at wanadoo.fr
Wed Aug 13 00:57:30 EDT 2008
You need to build QGFE from sources; in order to you must have Qt
(version >= 3.1 and < 4.0) installed as mentioned here ( http://www.xm1math.net/qgfe/
You may contact me off list for further help.
Jean-Claude DE SOZA
Le 13 août 08 à 05:49, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
> On May 23, 2007, at 2:55 PM, 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
>> 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
> As you may, or may not, recall, I am install-challenged.
> A couple of years ago, with the off list help of Bongard, I
> installed gnuplot with Aquaterm and Qgfe which worked nice but, at
> the time, I was just getting prepared. Now that I need to use it, I
> have gone from 10.3 to 10.4 I downloaded and "installed"
> —QtMac410-Tiger-Mini (in the Qt4.1.0_MINI(MacOSX 10.4.x) folder
> there is no application.)
> —Qgfe-1.0 (But I think that what I installed, xm1math, is only a
> library as I couldn't find the application anywhere. It says
> somewhere that the API is in gnuplot.
> But then, in the terminal, I got:
> Last login: Tue Aug 12 09:31:09 on console
> Welcome to Darwin!
> You have mail.
> juju-gpadnom(*):~ gpadnom$ which gnuplot
> juju-gpadnom:~ gpadnom$ echo $PATH
> juju-gpadnom:~ gpadnom$ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
> juju-gpadnom:~ gpadnom$ gnuplot
> dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libaquaterm.1.0.0.dylib
> Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/gnuplot
> Reason: image not found
> Trace/BPT trap
> I did find the following alias:
> MacIntosh HD > Users > gpadnom > libaquaterm.1.0.0.dylib
> but had no idea what to do after that. I then went to the web and
> found that this seemed to be well-known, e.g.
> but I didn't know enough to understand and use the rather sparse
> advice, some of which seemed a bit dubious in any case.
> I spent the whole day today googling for some help but didn't find
> anything other than, here and there, some smart aleck advice such as
> "file a bug report with Apple". (I even tried other things such as
> jPlot and GnuplotGUI but wasn't able to make either work. Something
> about no being able to find the path to gnuplot.)
> Any kind of help would be most appreciated.
> (*) As I was installing 10.4, Apple started to get really nosy so,
> rather annoyed, I gave it gpadnom (phonetically = I have no name) as
> my name.
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