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Re: PlotMTV again

From: A+A Adler
Subject: Re: PlotMTV again
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 16:25:58 -0400 (EDT)

Note: This discussion probably should take place on octave-graphics 

On Thu, 10 Jun 1999 address@hidden wrote:
> If you are intrested in getting hold of PlotMTV, I would now suggest
> getting the version at the Finnish Tela ftp site:

This does indeed seem to be the latest version. From 1995.

It sure seems to be able to do some neat things. Nice 2d and 3d
plots with mutliple images in a window. You can zoom and rotate
plots with the X controls. Nice colour abilities...

The licence is right too. This is copied from README.INSTALL

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#the Technology CAD Department, Intel Corp, Santa Clara.
#If you like this software, send me a note...
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# These software is provided AS IS with no warranties of any kind.  The author
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> Another, which could be of interest to us Octave folks, is that
> the "Tela-ised" version of plotMTV can be driven dynamically, it
> seems: by connecting its stdin and stdout to sockets, and sending
> a specially formatted XEvent to the PlotMTV window, it is (allegedly)
> possible to get it to read a succession of datafiles into the same
> istance of PlotMTV under the control of a driving program (which
> could be "octave" -- it is "tela" in their case).

I took a quick look at the Plot/test_plotmtv.c function and
saw a few undocumented command line switches added by the Tela

They have added a -filelist option which will accept data
file names from stdin, and -earlydelete to have plotmtv
delete the files when it's finished with them. This could
be a reasonable approach from octave, expecially since
plotmtv seems to accept binary format files. 

It would be better to be able to talk completely through
pipes. The code looks well organized, and changes should be easy
to make, ...

Just my 2c.

Andy Adler,                               address@hidden

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