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Re: [Gnumed-bugs] Error attempting Gnuplot on Kirk's measurement 0.9.3

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-bugs] Error attempting Gnuplot on Kirk's measurement 0.9.3
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 08:19:16 -0700

On 2011-05-02, at 2:27 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

>> I am using GNUmed in X11 and so I expect my GNUmed should
>> try to call gnuplot_x11?

I have copied Sebastian in case he would like to be aware of such things :-)

I seem to now have gnuplot working as a consequence of one or more of the 
following. Be it known that I did not end up having to clone or symlink or 
otherwise disturb the MacPorts installation or even alter my PATH which already 
included the base MacPorts directories.

Based on

what I did (after which GNUmed began calling gnuplot) was

In a terminal:

        export DISPLAY=":0"


        gnuplot > set term X11

        gnuplot > plot sin(x)  <------ does nothing

Then run Apple's X11 (which wasn't running, but which normally loads when 
GNUmed on Mac under MacPorts/X11 loads)

        (I gather gnuplot cannot cause Apple's X11 "application" to load, if it 
is not already running)

        (open a terminal *inside* X11)

        export DISPLAY=":0"



        gnuplot > set term X11 <--------- as opposed to default (= set term 

        gnuplot > plot sin(x) <----- works! causes a window to open, displaying 

Restarted computer, then ran GNUmed

        select measurements, select his single value WBC count

        ----> see attached output! <grin>

Gnuplot (on Mac) defaults to use Aqua Term and something in what I did above, 
maybe even just the one-time running of

        export DISPLAY=":0"


was enough to allow my X11 version of GNUmed (on Mac) to call gnuplot which 
passed the output to Aqua Term which I did not recall having installed!

-- Jim

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