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       pgxwin_server - X-window sever for pgplot plotting subroutine library


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  pgxwin_server  command.  This manual page was
       written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a
       manual page.

       pgplot  is  a  large  collection  of plotting routines callable from C, as well as FORTRAN
       (also perl, see below).  Many drivers are included to render the plots on devices.  To use
       PGPLOT,  you must set the environment variable, PGPLOT_DIR to "/usr/lib/pgplot".   That is
       ,  under   csh,   type   setenv   PGPLOT_DIR   /usr/lib/pgplot   .    Under   bash,   type
       PGPLOT_DIR="/usr/lib/pgplot";export PGPLOT_DIR;

       The default device to be used for the plots can be specified by the PGPLOT_DEV environment

       pgxwin_server is the sever program for  the  /xwindow  and  /xserve  devices  for  pgplot.
       pgxwin_server  is  automatically started by the /xw and /xs driver when first called upon.
       pgxwin_server then continues to serve windows to subsequent PGPLOT  programs  and  remains
       running  indefinitely. In order that it be possible to kill the server, an icon window for
       it is displayed. Window  managers generally provide a way to interactively  kill  windows,
       and  if  this  is  applied  to  the server window, then the server will close any inactive
       /xserve windows, and if no active /xw or /xs windows remain, then  the  server  will  shut
       itself down cleanly. Note that inactive windows are distinguishable from active windows by
       the appearance of a  skull-and-crossbones cursor.

       If your default display is correctly set then simply typing:


       with no arguments should start the server, and  the  server  icon  should  appear  on  the
       display.  If  an  alternate  display is desired then the default display can be overridden
       with the -display argument. Other options  to  override  selected  X  resources  from  the
       command-line are also available. To see them type:

       pgxwin_server -help


       Documentation  on  the  library  can  be  found in the directory, /usr/doc/pgplot .  There
       exists a  perl  interface  to  pgplot,  pgperl,  also  available  for  Debian.   Extensive
       documentation can be found at


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Gopal  Narayanan  <>  for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                           Apr 18 2001                           PGXWIN_SERVER(1)