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Old 01-17-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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What happened to gnuplot?


In my Ubuntu 14.04 something happened to gnuplot app. When I invoke a command gnuplot filename.gnu no canvas is generated. I think it began about a month ago but at that time I worked on this machine via a remote desktop and I thought, mistakenly, that the plot actually was generated on the major machine and I could not see it. I operated at that time via a laptop. So, today is the first day I am testing this software on my desktop and lo and behold no plot is generated.

When command is run Ubuntu does not come to the command prompt. It gets suspended and waits. If I click RETURN button, the command prompt will again appear but where is the plot?

I hope I made my plight clear.

Needles to say I have used gnuplot many times in the past although perhaps in Ubunutu VM which I will test shortly.

I also made sure that gnuplot is installed, trying to do

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sudo apt-get install gnuplot
The result was that I do have it installed.

What is the problem?

Thanks, - A.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #2
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OK, I went to my VirtualBox (Under Windows 7), invoked the VM (Ubuntu 12.04) and lo and behold gnuplot is working there. How about Ubuntu 14.04 as a stand alone OS? How come the gnuplot is not working there?
 
Old 01-17-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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OK, now it is official. There is a bug in Ubuntu 14.04. GNUPLOT does not work there. However it works fine in Ubuntu 12.04
 
Old 01-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #4
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OK, now it is official. There is a bug in Ubuntu 14.04. GNUPLOT does not work there. However it works fine in Ubuntu 12.04
It's not official because you said so, so please, don't spread your uncertainty around quite so hastily.

Try this:
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sudo apt-get install gnuplot-x11
And try again.
 
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Myk267, you are correct and I am sorry. I was able to install gnuplot with your command. I have no explanation why it never worked for me. What was happening was that I could install gnuplot but when I attempted to run gnuplot command it would tell me again and again to install it. Thanks, - A.

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