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GLE (Graphics Layout Engine)

GLE (Graphics Layout Engine) is a graphics scripting language designed for creating publication quality figures (e.g., a chart, plot, graph, or diagram). GLE supports various chart types (including function plot, histogram, bar chart, scatter plot, contour plot, color map, and surface plot) through a simple but flexible set of graphing commands. More complex output can be created by relying on GLE's scripting language, which is full featured with subroutines, variables, and logic control. GLE relies on LaTeX for text output and supports mathematical formulae in graphs and figures.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Jan 2012 13:54

    Release Notes: This release adds control constructs (for-next loops, if-then-else, etc.) in graph and key blocks, semi-transparent fills and colors (RGBA), the concept of layers for graph blocks, and a new CSV data reader.

    •  23 Oct 2010 19:21

      Release Notes: This release adds a binary installer for Mac OS, the ability to copy and paste as vector graphics (EMF format) on Windows, and various improvements to GLE's graph command block.

      •  17 Jan 2010 15:56

        Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release. It supports additional command line options for GhostScript and LaTeX, includes a new escape sequence for umlauts, adds support for binutils-gold, and fixes a number of crashes found in 4.2.1.

        •  07 Sep 2009 06:48

          Release Notes: This is mainly a bug-fix release. New features include a reload button in QGLE, two new graph block commands, and support for FreeBSD. The packaging of GLE has been improved to make it better suited for Debian GNU/Linux.

          •  13 Apr 2009 09:07

            Release Notes: This release adds many improvements to QGLE, including the ability to edit object blocks. It adds support for hierarchically named objects and a "compact" mode for the key block. Finally, the "let" command's syntax has been extended so that it can modify both the x-values and the y-values of a dataset.

            Recent comments

            23 Jan 2010 21:43 sulu

            A wonderful tool to create nice graphs ! The language is clear and easy to learn, the picture creation is really fast, you can use a simple text file to store the data number to plot, you can make a PNG, JPEG, EPS, SVG... output, LaTeX can be used to include pretty texts on the graphs... Definitely a must have !!


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