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X-Windows Plotting Programs

X-windows provides a unified environment for the creation of screen graphics routines, which can be quite portable, provided that the code is written using only the items that can be guaranteed to come with the general distributions of X.

Therefore, all of our X-windows codes are written using straight X calls, or with the X-Toolkit. While coding in such widget sets as Motif is easier in many respects, the code that results is not nearly as portable. There are often great differences between the implementation of commercial widget sets on various platforms.


John Stockwell 2007-04-10