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Old 01-29-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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terminal-table/table terminal - What is it?

I am reading a gnuplot pdf FAQ. In section 3.13 it says: "This requires you to write contours into a temporary file using the table terminal." Then I google and all I get is terminal-table. It says: install terminal-table by applying this command:

$ sudo gem install terminal-table
What is it all about? What is a table terminal? What is a terminal-table? It looks like terminal table is to print tables in a terminal, right?

Thanks, - A.

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Old 01-30-2015, 02:57 AM   #2
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Looks to me like a strange language to describe an output format. From the second reference it describes 'png terminal', 'postscript terminal'. So 'table terminal' would be just another format: table. Just guessing though!

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Old 01-30-2015, 10:26 AM   #3
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I have this question. When I create gnuplot graphics I put all script in a file with .gnu extension, then use a command >$ gnuplot flieName.gnu in a Ubuntu terminal. Immediately the graphic is generated in what I consider a canvas. The documentation you referred to (which I use every day) talks about many types of terminals. Is the canvas a terminal or not?
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The terminals that the GNUplot manual refer to are internal to GNUplot.
If you use GNUplot you can set were you want the generated output to go.
These places are called terminals, but have nothing to do with the actual linux terminal.


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