Requiring a scientific visualization tool and being a non-programmer i need help in setting up PLplot to run with the Netbeans IDE.

I've downloaded the PLplot 5.9.11 files and my question is: do i definitely need to install CMAKE on my PC and then run this to compile, link files and put them in a single directory, or could i use make from eg MinGW?

Normally when i run Netbeans it compiles using MinGW gcc.exe, g++.exe, gfortran.exe and does the make using MSYS make.exe. So how does this work with CMAKE? Do i then not need to use these capabilities from MinGW and MSYS, any then only use those from CMAKE?

Thank you for any help,