[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 44, Issue 17

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sun Jun 26 17:26:28 EDT 2011

On Jun 25, 2011, at 7:15 PM, Mark Lim wrote:

> I am using a new mac mini hooked up to large 24 inch LCD HDMI screen for my work.
> I am also starting to use TeXShop. 
> I need some help and working advice on installation of  GNUPLOT. I had Octave up.

Since no-one with more expertize is jumping in on this, let me give some basic advice.

AquaTerm and gnuplot have serious issues working together in recent versions because of 32/64 bit issues. Google for those terms and read about the proposed and failed fixes. Here is what worked for me, installing the gnuplot installed by Octave 3.4.0.

1. Make the changes to the Contents of gnuplot.app detailed in 


2. Remove any other installations of AquaTerm. This version of gnuplot requires the version of AquaTerm contained in gnuplot.app.

3. It seems to me that there are errors in the symlinks in gnuplot.app/Contents/Resources/lib, and I changed them:

ln -fs AquaTerm.framework/Versions/A/AquaTerm libaquaterm.1.0.1.dylib
ln -fs libaquaterm.1.0.1.dylib libaquaterm.dylib
ln -fs libaquaterm.1.0.1.dylib libaquaterm.1.0.0.dylib

Following these changes, running the gnuplot.app provided by Octave (ie, starting it by double-clicking on gnuplot.app) displays output correctly in the included AquaTerm.


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