Re: new package: gri, a language for scientific graphics programming.
Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Mar 1999, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > Package: gri 2.2.0-1 a language for scientific graphics programming.
> > Gri is a command-driven application, as opposed to a click/point
> > application. It is analogous to latex, and shares the property that
> > extensive power is the reward for tolerating a modest learning curve.
> > Gri output is in industry-standard PostScript, suitable for incorporation
> > in documents prepared by various text processors.
> Would you be so kind to do a kind of a comparison to gnuplot.
I can't really. Gri has been around for longer than gnuplot, so
I never tried gnuplot since gri works so well for me. I just
counted 926 gri command files on my system, so that gives you an
idea of how much I use it.
The really nice thing about Gri for me is how much it reads like
english instead of meaningless fortran-ish codes like
`set x type (2)'
where 2 means logarithmic. In gri, it'll be `set x type log'
and `set x type linear'. The learning curve is rather short and
sweet in Gri.
> A friend of mine pointed me also
> to a third program which does the job. It could be found under
Looks nice. If you use it, by all means package it! We can't
have enough scientific software in Debian!