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Gnuplot 3.7 released

Lars Hecking posted to
Comp.os.linux.annonce:

This is the official announcement of the release of gnuplot 3.7.
(Version 3.6 was renamed to 3.7 to avoid confusion with the many
BETA versions which are circulating within the Internet.) The
official date and time of this version is:
Date: Thu Jan 14 19:34:53 BST 1999
Version: 3.7, Patchlevel 0

One of the most important changes in this release is the revised
copyright statement. gnuplot can now be distributed in binary form
even if the sources were modified, provided that the conditions in
the copyright statement are satisfied.

There are now two new official web sites for gnuplot:
http://members.theglobe.com/gnuplot/
and http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Foothills/6647/

Please note that the official gnuplot FAQ at http://wwwfg.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~ig25/gnuplot-faq.html/
is seriously out of date!

By the time you receive this, copies of gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz
should be at the official repositories. Binary versions for various
non-Unix platforms will be made available in the same places.
Please allow a couple of days for these distributions to
appear.

All distribution archives are signed with a public key, which is
available from public key servers. For more information, see the
REAME and PGPKEYS file at the distribution sites.

DISTRIBUTION SITES

NORTH AMERICA

Anonymous ftp to ftp.gnuplot.vt.edu:
ftp://ftp.gnuplot.vt.edu/pub/gnuplot/gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz

Alternatively, you can use your web browser to get gnuplot from
the gnuplot web pages at

http://members.theglobe.com/gnuplot/gp37tar.gz

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Foothills/6647/gp37tar.gz

Anonymous ftp to ftp.dartmouth.edu. Please try the other sites
first!
ftp://ftp.dartmouth.edu/pub/gnuplot/gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz

AUSTRALIA:

Anonymous ftp to ftp.cc.monash.edu.au:
ftp://ftp.cc.monash.edu.au/pub/gnuplot/gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz

EUROPE:

Anonymous ftp to ftp.irisa.fr:
ftp://ftp.irisa.fr/pub/gnuplot/gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz

Anonymous ftp to ftp.ucc.ie:
ftp://ftp.ucc.ie/pub/gnuplot/gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz

OTHER:

The Macintosh version will be available from

http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~schooley/gnuplot.html

Source and binary distributions for the Amiga will be available
on Aminet http://ftp.wustl.edu/~aminet/
and its mirrors.

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During the more than 5 years since the release of gnuplot
version 3.5, many new features have been added:

  • integration of Carsten Grammes’ gnufit extension
  • support for Win32/NT, OS9
  • new terminal drivers (eg. djsvga, emx, gif[1], HP 75550, Linux
    SVGA, png[2], texdraw)
  • dates and/or times, in various formats, can be used as input
    data
  • multiplot mode to plot several plots on the same page, window,
    or screen
  • greatly enhanced terminal drivers (X11, Amiga, OS/2,
    postscript, fig, pslatex)
  • new errorbar styles: boxerrorbars, financebars,
    candlesticks
  • greatly improved (mostly automatic) configuration on Unix
    platforms
  • greatly improved hidden3d algorithm
  • better postscript documentation
  • … and a lot more

[1] the gif terminal driver requires third party software. The
gd graphics library version 1.3 or later can be downloaded from
http://www.boutell.com/gd/

[2] the png terminal driver requires third party software. The
png graphics library and zlib can be downloaded from http://www.cdrom.com/pub/png/pngcode.html
and http://www.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/zlib/
respectively.

The gnuplot team would like to thank everybody who has
contributed to this release through discussions, suggestions, bug
reports, and patches, on Usenet and mailing lists. Special thanks
go to Alex Woo for setting up and maintaining the new gnuplot web
sites.

  • Thomas Williams-
  • Alex Woo-
  • David Denholm-
  • Lars Hecking-