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Re: Gnuplot mouse half-working

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: Gnuplot mouse half-working
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 18:55:12 +0100

>| On Debian, Gnuplot behaves strangely for me in Octave 3.0 and 3.1 (I am
>| almost sure it used to work sometime).  Keyboard commands are understood
>| (q, v, m, 1, 2 and others), but l (which should toggle log y scale) does
>| not work, and selecting a zoom region with the mouse does not work.  But
>| the mouse works, in fact I see the pointer coordinates in the lower-left
>| corner of the windows.  If I enable the v (verbose) mode and hit l,
>| Gnuplot tells me that it's toggling log mode, but the display does not
>| change, even after hitting e (redraw).
>| I have 'set mouse' in ~/.gnuplot, I use Octave 3.0.1 and 3.1.52 and
>| Gnuplot 4.2.4.
>| With Octave 2.1, everything works as expected, and moreover the Gnuplot
>| window has decorations and buttons.
>| Am I missing anything obvious?  Is this a Debian packaging bug, and
>| Octave bug, a Gnuplot bug?
>In 2.1, Octave used temporary files for passing data to gnuplot.  In
>3.0 and later, data is passed in the same pipe as commands and at
>least some versions of gnuplot disable the mouse features when data
>is sent in the command stream.

I thought that version 4.2.3 of Gnuplot had fixed this, but I am not
sure whether I had just dreamt of it... :(

Anyone having more precise info?

>In any case, any changes you make with the mouse or keyboard commands
>will not be reflected in Octave's plot properties.

Sure.  However, toggling log axes and zooming would be very handy.

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