What is RLPlot

RLPlot is a graphics application. It is designed is to create plots and graphs from data.
Upon start RLPlot displays a spreadsheet ready to accept data. These data are used to create graphs using menus and dialogs. You may copy data from another spreadsheet program pasting them into RLPlot. Graphs are customized interactively, double click any object of the graph to change its properties or appearence. Alternatively you my also click objects with the right mouse button.


Availability

RLPlot is available for Linux and Windows (Win 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP). It is listed at Sourceforge, Freshmeat and KDE Apps.

Some features are available for specific builds or platforms only:


 
Qt 3 Qt4Windows
Export *.png X 
Export *.jpg X 
Tranparency XX


Building RLPlot for Linux

On Linux systems Trolltech's Qt must be installed. RLPlot can be compiled with either Qt3 or Qt4. On most systems you have to figure out the directory where Qt is installed. Then move to the folder containing the RLPlot source files. In most cases it will be necessary to edit the supplied Makefile before compilation. Especially the Qt3 and Qt4 declarations need your attention and should be adjusted according to your configuration.


Building RLPlot for Windows

To build RLPlot for Windows you need Microsoft's Visual C++, which is not part of the standard distributions. Other compilers wont work! The best way is to create a new workspace and project, both may be called 'RLPlot'. Create a Win32 Application for 'RLPlot' or a Win32 Console Application for 'exprlp'. Delete the empty files which are generated automatically and insert the required files into the project. The table below gives an indication which files are needed dependent on platform and/or target. RLPlot for Windows is a native Windows application which does not require any additional installation of packages.

Dependencies: RLPlot must be linked with msimg32.dll: Add MSIMG32.LIB to the project additional link dependencies or (depending on the Verion of Visual Studio) to the /Link/Library moduls.

Visual Studio 2005: Please change the default project settings in Project/RLPlot Properties to:
   General: Character Set: Not Set
   C/C++:Precompiled Headers: Not Using Precompiled Headers.

NOTE: Do not open the resource file (RLPLOT.RC) inside the IDE or with a resource file editor. This will destroy the file and render it useless.



Source files and/or platform dependencies


 
Linux
(with Qt)
Windowsexprlp
Axes.cppXXX
Export.cppXXX
exprlp.cpp  X
Fileio.cppXXX
gpl.txt   
Makefile(X)1 (X)1
menu.hXX 
mfcalc.cppXXX
mfcalc.y   
no_gui.cpp  X
ODbuttons.cppXX 
Output.cppXXX
PlotObs.cppXXX
PropertyDlg.cppXX 
QT_Spec.cppX  
QT_Spec.hX  
reports.cppXX 
rlp_math.cppXXX
rlplot.cppXXX
rlplot.hXXX
README   
RLPLOT.ICO X 
RLPLOT.RC X 
RLPlot.xpm   
spreadwi.cppXX 
TheDialog.cppXX 
TheDialog.hXX 
use_gui.cppXX 
UtilObj.cppXXX
Utils.cppXXX
Version.hXXX
WinSpec.cpp X 
WinSpec.h X 

1) Use this makefile as a starting point on *nix systems.