[Maxima] managing graphs
areiner at tph.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jun 9 04:48:28 CDT 2006
On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 11:19:41AM +0200, van Nek wrote:
> (on Windows) there could be only two different sorts of gnuplot
> terminals (I do not regard 'dumb' as a serious terminal).
> 1. [gnuplot_term,windows] which is the default
> 2. [gnuplot_term,file] which includes ps, png, latex and all others
I do not care what happens on Windows, but my maxima-init.mac has
set_plot_option([gnuplot_term, dumb ]) $
on all my Linux accounts. There are actually people who prefer not to
deal with graphical user interfaces and work in text mode only
(although they are a dwindling minority, I suppose). In fact, I only
started using plot2d after learning about the "dumb" terminal in this
So, whatever happens, please do not take it away!
P.S.: plot2d always leaves a file ~/maxout.gnuplot in my home
directory. Is there any way of having it go to /tmp instead?
(My installation is not very current, and I am in the process of
moving, so if this is already fixed in a newer version, please
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