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watamario15 releases gnuplot partial port to Windows CE

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Posted 2 months ago | News | Chris Tilley 3 comments

HPC:Factor forum member, watamario15 has started off 2024 with the release of a new software application port of gnuplot for Windows CE.

gnuplot is a portable command-line driven graphing utility intended to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data interactively. gnuplot supports multiple different types of output including screen display, output to file (including PDF, PNG, GIF and JPEG) as well as to more modern web formats such as HTML 5 and SVG.

The Windows CE port is based upon an older version 4.4.3 Rev 2 of gnuplot and is open source having been forked from gnuplot code as well as code from skawamoto0. It also, incorporates some fixes and small improvements.

While this is a work in progress build, and currently lacks many features, it is working on Sharp Brain model 1 through 4 devices (specifications of the various models and generations are listed here at HPC:Factor).

While support is only officially available for the aforementioned devices, there’s a high possibility that the app will run on any AMR/XScale devices running Windows CE 4.2 through 6.0 R3.

Any feedback and testing, should be reported on the GitHub page or alternatively in the SCL listing here at HPC:Factor.

View: watamario15's gnuplot 4.4.3 rev 2 on GitHub
View: watamario15's gnuplot 4.4.3 rev 2 in the SCL

With thanks to torch for letting us know about this release
Posted on 15 January 2024 at 10:51By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

Comments on this article

stingraze's Avatar stingraze 16 January 2024 10:14:41 AM
Congratulations to the successful partial port. This is pretty amazing.
watamario15's Avatar watamario15 17 January 2024 5:44:31 AM
Just to clarify, most porting job is done in the version "Gnuplot for Windows CE 4.4.3 Rev 1" from Suguru Kawamoto on this page: https://kawamoto.no-ip.org/henteko/myapp.html

I named my revised (as in, bug fixes and improvements) version "Rev. 2" because it is update to the Rev. 1, so mine is rather "a fork of Gnuplot for Windows CE 4.4.3 Rev 1, which is again a port based on gnuplot 4.4.3" than "a port based on gnuplot 4.4.3 Rev. 2".

(I just wanted to credit Suguru Kawamoto for their hard work correctly)
hassilon's Avatar hassilon 17 January 2024 1:00:30 PM
I only use gnuplot infrequently since my school days--when I used it all the time--but I see that the gnuplot not so FAQ site is still around. I'm always forgetting the syntax to do various things since I don't practice much, so the not-so-FAQ is very helpful.


It is in English and Japanese and I think it stopped being updated around version 4.x. The author encourages people to copy the whole site with wget or whatever.

btw, wgnuplot, at least on Sharp Brain, is easy to run. No cab file nonsense, no registry editing to set env variables, no messy external libraries like with the Keuchel unix ports. It just works when you run it from a folder.
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