Re: ruby/gnuplot on windows


#1

So from this link, I entered in the cygwin shell:

startx

and an x-shell opened. From here I can run

gnuplot -persist test.plt

and it works. Is this how you are doing it? Is there a way to have ‘x’
active but working within the cygwin shell? The next step (which got us
started on this whole process) would be to try to run a ruby/gnuplot
program. Will being in the x shell complicate this?

jon

well startx is a command that , in Linux, gives you access to a
graphical
interface (so people live happily with a command line, for most of their
lives).
I am not exactly an expert on Cygwin settings, so I just responded to
your
original email, after having tried the commands I wrote on my Cygwin
installation.
Maybe this is a DISPLAY variable setting thing which was done
automatically
in my setup but not in yours… But when you’ve got it startx working,
you’re in Cygwin and perfectly all right. You can go on from there.
From what you’ve written, Cygwin runs ok (using startx), you can start
Gnuplot
and Ruby individually.
So now, the only things you must make sure now is to conform to both
Ruby and Gnuplot syntax :-).
Best regards,

Axel


#2

well startx is a command that , in Linux, gives you access to a
graphical
interface (so people live happily with a command line, for most of their
lives).
I am not exactly an expert on Cygwin settings, so I just responded to
your
original email, after having tried the commands I wrote on my Cygwin
installation.
Maybe this is a DISPLAY variable setting thing which was done
automatically
in my setup but not in yours… But when you’ve got it startx working,
you’re in Cygwin and perfectly all right. You can go on from there.
From what you’ve written, Cygwin runs ok (using startx), you can start
Gnuplot
and Ruby individually.
So now, the only things you must make sure now is to conform to both
Ruby and Gnuplot syntax :-).
Best regards,

Axel

Ok, I can live with that. I’ll give the ruby/gnuplot a try and let you
know how it goes. Thanks.

jon


#3

Ok, I can live with that. I’ll give the ruby/gnuplot a try and let you
know how it goes. Thanks.

jon

ruby/gnuplot program.rb works through cygwin/x. As one last question,
can you recommend a good text editor? I was using the one distributed
with ruby but I can’t seem to find it with the cygwin installation.

jon