[racket-dev] New plot library [Was: (to Jay) Re: What I'm working on]

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Aug 2 23:10:31 EDT 2011

5 hours ago, Neil Toronto wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 01:28 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> > Ah, so that probably makes things even easier for Neil.
> I wish it did! But the current stuff still uses libplplot via FFI.
> Matthew's overhaul makes libplplot render to a dc<%> instead of
> saving to a file. The rendering pipeline looks like
>      plot -> FFI interface -> libplplot frontend -> dc backend -> dc
> Also, computing *what* to send to the dc is written in C.

Well, "easier" in the sense that you're left with implementing just
the "what" part.

> That's why the plots are still 1998-ugly, and why it's easier to
> code "plot -> dc" from scratch.

[I smell "themes"...]

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