unknown wrote:
> Dear Jon,
> 
>> I have always used windows and am not very familiar with Unix.   How much 
>> of a learning curve would there be to use cygwin?  
> 
> Well, to obtain a working gnuplot installation of Gnuplot and Cygwin,
> it should be sufficient that you download the setup.exe file from the
> website, which guides you through some Windows-typical setup
> process. If you have enough space on your computer, choose
> everything there is , if you have a limited amount of space,
> be sure to choose the developer tools, including the compiler 'gcc'
> and 'make', as well as Gnuplot and of course, Ruby.
> Then run the GUI installation. This will give you two icons on your
> desktop, named "Cygwin" and "Cygwin XFree86". Click any of these.
> This opens a console window.
> Now, you can run ruby scripts by entering something like
> 
> ruby myfile.rb
> 
> there. Or, you can use Gnuplot:
> 
> gnuplot myplot.plt
> 
> That should be all for a start.
> > 
> Just take the first step now, I think it will not only solve the 
> problem you
> have today,
> but also the one from next month and next year.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Axel

Hi Axel,

That's awsome!  Thank you so much for taking the time to spit that out 
for me.  I've always toyed with the idea of trying to move out of 
windows but the comfort of already knowing it has prevented it in the 
past.  I'll try cygwin out with ruby and gnuplot and let you know how it 
goes.

Jon

-- 
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.