Slightly off-topic and you probably get better answers from octave and
gnuplot lists, but here goes:
On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 07:34 PM, Henry F. Mollet wrote:
> Thamks, Per
> Yes I was and still am a bit confused.
> In Octave we can use the following:
> 1) gplot ranges expression ....
These are "raw" commands that get passed unprocessed from octave to
gnuplot. Octave doesn't have a built in plotter, but it does have a set
of matlab-like commands:
> 2) plot (x, y, fmt ....)
that are interpreted, and then sent to gnuplot for display.
> 3) sombrero (25) which calls executable file sombrero.m with main
> mesh (x,y,z)
Just a demo.
> In Gnuplot we use:
> 4) load 'simple.dom' which has plotting commands like plot sin(x) and
> gnuplot plotting command is apparently different from any plotting
> in Octave. And a demo is loaded rather than just called by its name.
In gnuplot, you load a file with instructions using the command load,
the instructions are subsequently executed. They can also be entered
from the command line.
A very comprehensive set of docs for gnuplot can be found in
Simply type open /sw/share/doc/gnuplot/gnuplot.html in the terminal to
open the html version in a browser. There is also a pdf version.
For octave, see http://www.octave.org/docs.html or type 'help -i' at
the octave prompt (use up/down key to move and 'return' to choose).
Also, 'help <subject>' is very useful in octave, try 'help plot'.
> I guess that above has really little to do with Aquaterm but I'd like
> know when we might get GUI commands.
I'm pretty sure the answer is never.
> I should ask an Otave-list but when
> I've tried to get back to the AquaTerm-user list URL on the web where I
> originally posted my question, I get warnings about security failures
> that I don't have access and I don't remember the path I first used to
> to the appropriate URL for the AuqaTerm-user list.
seems to work now;-)