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Re: Plotting in Guile

From: Joel James Adamson
Subject: Re: Plotting in Guile
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:43:49 -0400
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Linas Vepstas <address@hidden> writes:

> On 28 July 2010 12:54, Joel James Adamson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hans Aberg <address@hidden> writes:
>>> GNUPLOT seems to require pipes, if not using a file.
>> The question from the IPC newbie (myself): is there something wrong with
>> pipes?  I've read a basic tutorial and they seem to do what I would
>> need, but the author seemed to think they were worthless.  Educate me.
> Nothing. If you are a young programmer who is used to subroutine API's
> then working with pipes is disconcerting. If you are a hot-shot web
> designer, then the fact that its not XML and RPC and DTD and
> stylesheets and whatever makes it feel stone-age. I'm guessing the
> tutorial author was one/both of those.

I see your point: I'm Unix to the core!

I just have to figure out how to use pipes...


Joel J. Adamson
Servedio Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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