Thanks again to both of you.

Alan's suggestion to build with Qt blew up.

I have what I thought was a complete install
of cygwin and there is no "cl".

I tried Darius' suggestion to use TDM. Rebuilt it
and it gives exactly the same results as the Mingw
build.

Don't know why things don't work for me. It
could not possibly be operator error :-).

BUT, Darius' suggestion to use Inkscape is good.
I used it to convert an svg file to png and pdf
(which is readable by Adobe). I think that is
where I will leave things.


On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 3:02 AM, Darius Markauskas <darmar.lt@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Walt

Just short comment:

* I don't know why I have got cairo driver, but I have. (Maybe tdm-gcc (which I used to build plplot) includes some more dependencies necessarily for building this driver? I don't know.)


*
"One last attempt: can any of you point me to how to build things
so that I can generate a jpeg, tif, png, etc. file? This would be a
nice feature to include. I can produce a .svg file that can be
inserted as a picture into an Open Office document and I can
generate with wingcc on the screen and incorporate the plot
into Word as a screen shot, so those are two ways to keep the
plotting results that I know how to do."


I don't know how to generate jpeg, tif, png file with PLplot, but Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org) is able to open and edit SVG files. Users can then export *.svg file to *.png file.


Regards,
Darius


On 2 May 2014 03:06, Walt Brainerd <walt.brainerd@gmail.com> wrote:
I lied. I didn't completely give up and have made some
progress.

I completely disabled cygwin and went back to the command
and version of cmake that Darius suggested with Mingw files.

This is OK because the Fortran Tools do not include cygwin
(just mingw) so the compilations can be consistent. I think all
the problems have been caused by multiple versions of libraries
and incorrect paths, but who knows ...

I still can't get cairo, but that is OK. The examples x??f.f90 work
and I was able to provide all the files needed to relocate (necessary
to distribute). So I am pretty happy. And plan to include plplot in
the next version of the Fortran Tools. I need to write up a little
section explaining it with a couple of simple examples, just like
I have done with the other tools (fortran.com/Fortran_Tools.pdf).

One last attempt: can any of you point me to how to build things
so that I can generate a jpeg, tif, png, etc. file? This would be a
nice feature to include. I can produce a .svg file that can be
inserted as a picture into an Open Office document and I can
generate with wingcc on the screen and incorporate the plot
into Word as a screen shot, so those are two ways to keep the
plotting results that I know how to do.

You have all been a great help. What would I do without the
internet? Thanks again.
  


On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Arjen Markus <Arjen.Markus@deltares.nl> wrote:

Hi Walt,

 

It would be nice to see PLplot in your FortranTools set. But unfortunately I do not see anything obviously wrong with your approach. Odd, very odd.

 

What version of the gfortran compiler are you using exactly? Have you tried the C examples? (There is less code and linking involved with the C examples, it might shed some dim light on the problem.) On my system I see no problems at all.

 

Hm, there is mention in the CMake files of problems occurring with GTK+3 – some clashes that occur for GTK+2 only components. You could try and build with the option -DDROP_GTK_PLUS_2_BUILDS=ON – it has some connections to cairo too (xcairo to be precise).

 

Re: Porsches: no, they do not use anymore, not in that way at least.

 

Regards,

 

Arjen

 

From: Walt Brainerd [mailto:walt.brainerd@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 1:26 AM


To: Arjen Markus
Subject: Re: [Plplot-general] Including cairo driver

 

Please do not spend any more time worrying about me

and plplot. I can compile and run the x??f.f90 examples,

but only using the wingcc format. All the others I

have tried either seg fault or gave some other problem.

I produced a PDF file, but Adobe reader says the format

is not good.

 

What I really would like to do is produce jpeg/tif, or some

such files. I looked at some documentation, but couldn't

figure it out.

 

Maybe I will come back at some later date and start fresh.

 

PS: we lived in Bremerhaven (US Navy) long, long ago and

came to The Netherlands several times--stayed near

Anne Frank's house, if I recall. Did the tulip festival one

year. And the Fortran standards committee met one time

in The Hague. I loved the highway police who drove white

Porches with the tops down, even in the rain. I don't suppose

they still do that--and that may date me back further than

you could possibly imagine! (We had an Austin-Healey,

which could run circles around a Porche in those days.)

 

Anyway, the help you gave me was much appreciated.

 

My next project is to try to figure out how to use Glade.

Following a tutorial has been successful so far.

DISCLAIMER: This message is intended exclusively for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender immediately and destroy this message. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. The foundation 'Stichting Deltares', which has its seat at Delft, The Netherlands, Commercial Registration Number 41146461, is not liable in any way whatsoever for consequences and/or damages resulting from the improper, incomplete and untimely dispatch, receipt and/or content of this e-mail.



--
Walt Brainerd




--
Walt Brainerd