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gnuplot with octave cygwin32

From: Billinghurst, David (RTD)
Subject: gnuplot with octave cygwin32
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 05:44:35 -0000

I had some trouble today plotting from octave-2.0.13 on a PC.

Problem 1 - "broken pipe" error on first use of plot()

This happened when my working directory was on a different drive to the
octave and gnuplot binaries
Following the instructions in
I set the variable gnuplot_binary to point to the pipe-gnuplot program 
        gnuplot_binary = "pipe-gnuplot /bin/wgnuplot"
This worked fine as long as I my current directory was on the same drive as

Put wgnuplot in the path and set 
        gnuplot_binary = "pipe-gnuplot wgnuplot"


Problem 2

Once I had solved problem 1, gnuplot would plot but could not find the
temporary file in /tmp


Set shell variable TMPDIR=. to put the temporary files in the current
At least . has a similar meaning in DOS and Unix


I am open to cleaner solutions

(Mr) David Billinghurst
Comalco Research and Technical Support
PO Box 316, Thomastown, Vic, Australia, 3074
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