A script-driven data display engine.
ploticus is a data display engine which plots data according to
scripts which contain the formatting information. The tool was
written by Stephen C. Grubb. Due to its nature as a command-line
tool it is also helpful for automatic or just-in-time data
The source code is ANSI C and compiles with gcc right out of
the box after adapting the makefile: Use the Linux
settings, switch on or off the X11 support as needed, and
change the X paths to
/usr/X11R6.4/include, respectively (or
wherever you put your X11 libraries).
I used the following setup to build the software:
- Windows NT 4.0 SP3 Workstation
- Cygwin (DLL version 1.1.6 or later)
- X11R6.4 libraries
With this setup,
make runs smoothly.
To manually install the precompiled binaries, simply copy
pltab.exe into your Cygwin
/usr/local/bin directory and the man files *.1 into
The original sources can be downloaded here.
The precompiled binaries for Cygwin including the man pages are
shipped as cygwin1.1.6-ploticus1.40.tar.gz
(577 kb, full version) and cygwin1.1.6-ploticus1.40-nox.tar.gz
(556 kb, without X support).