On May 18, 2006, at 10:12 PM, Jon Dean wrote:

> Jon Dean wrote:
>>> I haven't yet tried gnuplot which got me started on this in the  
>>> first
>>> place.  I'll let you know how that goes in a few hours (I have to  
>>> work
>>> now).  Again, thanks for all the help.
>>>
>> Axel,
>>
>> Tried to run a straight gnuplot file in cygwin.
>>
>> $gnuplot -persist test.plt
>>
>> Like your file g.plt, it contained a single line plot sin(x).  No  
>> error
>> but no plot either.  If I put in pause -1, I do get a pause but no  
>> plot.
>>
>> jon
>
> Ok, I opened gnuplot through cygwin
>
> $gnuplot
> Terminal type set to 'unknown' ... 'unknown' is not a plotting device
>
> I then entered
>
> set terminal
>
> for a list of terminal types.  Windows isn't one of them.  What  
> type of
> terminal should I set?  Can I alter gnuplot.exe so that its default  
> is a
> type compatible with cygwin?
>
> jon
>
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A gnuplot terminal is not a terminal in the sense of VT100 or an  
xterm, etc. It's the display of the graph. You can set it to one of  
the file format ones and view the results in another program.