pgrdmfand displayed on another PGPLOT device.
The device driver is written in standard Fortran-77 and can be used with all operating systems for which PGPLOT is available.
The PGPLOT metafile is a plain ASCII text file; it can be
transferred from one machine to another using standard channels (e.g.,
ftp, e-mail). The first five characters in the file must be
%PGMF to identify the file type. PGPLOT metafiles can
contain more than one picture (``page''). PGPLOT metafiles may be
concatenated: the resulting file is also a valid PGPLOT metafile.
Files can be substantially compressed by using standard utilities such
It should be fairly easy to write translation programs to convert files from this format to another graphics format.
Supply any file name suitable for use on the host operating
system. The default file name is
pgplot.pgmf. If the file
already exists, it will be overwritten (unless the operating system
can create multiple versions of the file).
If the filename is ``-'', the file will be sent to the standard output and can be piped into another program (on operating systems that support this).
pgpapin the PGPLOT program, or, if
pgpapis not used, by setting environment variables (logical names in VMS):
pgscr. The default representations of color indices 0 and 1 can be changed with PGPLOT environment variables, e.g.