Re: new package: gri, a language for scientific graphics programming.
>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A friend of mine pointed me also to a third program which
> does the job. It could be found under
> and seems me work looking at it and also packaging. I
> didn't have the time to try it more deeply but a short look
> was impressive. The friend switched from gnuplot, which he
> was happy about quite a while, to physica.
I've used physica for years and recommend it highly. It has some
quirks (it started life as a VMS program), but I find it to be
very useful for producing publication-quality plots. It is also
relatively platform independent (VAX/VMS, Alpha/VMS, Digital Unix
(both 3.x and 4.0), DECstation/ULTRIX, SGI/IRIX, SUNOS, Solaris,
HP-UX, IBM-AIX, and PC Linux and (preliminary) Windows9x) and
device independent (X11, postscript, tk4010, ...).
I've considered packaging Physica, but the source is not
available, so it would end up as a simple installer program in
contrib. Since there are only a handful of files and
installation is very simple, it doesn't seem to me that a package
would be that useful.
Michael A. Miller email@example.com
Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign