# [NTG-context] gnuplot for Mojca

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 09:18:18 CET 2006

On 1/2/06, Peter Münster wrote:
> Hi Mojca,
> if you're still looking for a gnuplot module, here is one:

Yes, I'm still looking for it.

> http://pmrb.free.fr/work/OS/ConTeXt/t-gnuplot.tex

Thanks a lot. I've learnt a lot from the example, it's only that in
the way it's written now it's not compatible with windows.

I've made a gnuplot.bat. It can be called with
gnuplot somescript
epstopdf somescript
where somescript is something like
set terminal postscript eps # should be added automatically
set output "someuniquename" # should be added automatically
plot sin(x) # between \startGnuplot ... \stopGnuplot

My question is: how can I put this into the same buffer (file) without
using OS-specific commands? (piping didn't work)

The rewritten version of the module works if I add the first two lines
manually between \startGnuplot ... \stopGnuplot, but that should be
done automatically by the module itself.

I looked into metafun code, but it's still too complicated for me to
understand it and use it for gnuplot.

Gnuplot would also need some kind of \startGnuplotinclusions for stuff like
set nokey
set xlabel "time"
plus the lines for setting the terminal which would automatically be added.

(I don't like the postscript terminal itself, but that module s a good start.)

Mojca