Plplot font buffer error

  • Richard Andersen


    I've been trying to setup plplot examples and was originally getting an error saying it could not open or find the font files, this was solved by setting up the PLPLOT_HOME environment variable correctly.

    Now I'm getting another error when running the first example, stating:

    Plotting Options:
    < 1> ps         PostScript File (monochrome)
    < 2> psc        PostScript File (color)
    < 3> jpeg       JPEG File
    < 4> null       Null device
    < 5> gif        GIF File
    < 6> svg        Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG 1.1)

    Enter device number or keyword: 3
    Enter graphics output file name: test.jpg

    *** PLPLOT ERROR ***
    plfntld: Out of memory while allocating font buffer.
    Program aborted

    The result is a jpg with a black background and nothing else.
    Any assistance with how to solve this would be much appreciated.

    • Richard Andersen

      Coming back to run it again today, it has decided to run fine.
      I suspect it was probably because of a restart of my machine.

    • Richard Andersen

      Also, these are some other actions I took necessary for plplot to run properly:

      Environment Variables:
        Have your PLPLOT_HOME set to your "plplot-xxx" folder and PLPLOT_LIB set to your "lib"     
        Append to your PATH environment variable the location of the .dll's for plplot

      Font files:
        Have the following font files all stored together and in a folder where your
        environment will look (,,,, plstnd5.fnt,

      Hope that helps :)


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