These instructions are for Version 5.2.* of PGPLOT.
To install PGPLOT, you need to perform the following steps. These steps are described more fully below for each operating system.
Read the release notes (file
ver520.txt) to see what is new in this version.
You will need the following software, which is not distributed with PGPLOT:
Consult your operating system vendor to see what Fortran-77 compilers are available for your system. A useful index of Fortran compilers can be found at The Fortran Market web site (http://www.fortran.com/fortran/compilers.html). The following are widely used;
ftp(or a Web browser),
*.h) and the Xlib library.
Detailed installation instructions are available for the following operating systems:
For Windows 95/98/NT/2000 etc., I also recommend using a version of PGPLOT that includes a driver based on the GrWin graphics library. This can be used with many different compilers. See:
This version has not yet been ported to MS-DOS, OS/2, or MacOS. For notes about earlier attempts to port PGPLOT to these operating systems, see the files called
aaaread.me in the directories
pgplot/sys_mac in the tar file. I appreciate feedback from users.