I'm new to this list; I did not find any similar question on this
list so I'm going to make this question:
is it possible to create a "port" of gnuplot to wxWidgets; wxWidgets is
a cross-platform free C++ toolkit for cross-platform GUIs... I think
that it would be fantastic if it could be possible to use both projects:
the wx library for cross-platform GUI and gnuplot for scientific
plotting. I would be ready to work on such a project... ;-)
I also wonder: is it possible to make a gnuplot library so that other
programs can embed gnuplot features at link-level ?
> is it possible to create a "port" of gnuplot to wxWidgets;
I don't think so. wxWidgets is a GPL framework --- but gnuplot's
license appears not to be quite free enough to be compatible with the
GPL, so it would be forbidden to distribute a binary made from combining
> I also wonder: is it possible to make a gnuplot library so that other
> programs can embed gnuplot features at link-level ?
Possible: sure. Nobody seems to have the will or time to create and
maintain such a version, though. The way gnuplot works internally means
that the interface would be either awkward (only command-line inputs
from the user program to gnuplot), dangerous (direct access of the user
to gnuplot internal variables) or a involve a *lot* of work (to add the
missing abstraction of those gnuplot variables).