|Subject:||Re: An error message concerning plot|
|Date:||Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:11:17 -0400|
On Sep 5, 2014, at 2:02 PM, Haitao Cai <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just installed Octave in my OSX via the binary installer and some other things according to http://jatinganhotra.com/blog/2014/01/21/installing-octave-on-os-x-10-dot-9-mavericks/ . However, I cannot make 1 and 6 in the link. Then I started Octave from the Launch Pad and run a simple script containing the following code:
> Unknown or ambiguous terminal name 'qt'
> gnuplot> set terminal aqua enhanced title "Figure 1" size 560 420 font "*,6" dashlength 1
> line 0: unknown or ambiguous terminal type; type just 'set terminal' for a list"
> What can I do to solve this problem?
> Thanks in advance!
The problem is that the default configuration of Homebrew's gnuplot doesn't support any terminals for displaying the plots. To add support for x11, ...
brew uninstall gnuplot;
brew install gnuplot --with-x
I don't know if Homebrew supports qt or not. You might experiment with that ... or ask the Homebrew help list.
Homebrew definitely doens't provide Aquaterm. But if you are up to a bit of hacking, you'll first need to download and install Aquaterm
And then setup the Homebrew build of gnuplot to link to the Aquaterm libs. If you need help with that, please inquire on the Homebew and/or gnuplot help lists.
Beware of multiple installs of Aquaterm and/or gnuplot. You'll save yourself a lot of head-aches if you only have one of each installed on your computer.
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