[racket-dev] New plot library pushed

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 5 12:54:37 EDT 2011

Thanks, Neil!

Is there some docs to help people port?

If not, would it be helpful for me to read over the plot and
plot/compat library and try to put such docs together?


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just pushed the new 'plot' library.
> Eli and I both forgot that the new 'plot' still needs the old libfit, and
> removed it along with libplplot. I just added libfit back (the sources are
> in "src/fit" now instead of "src/plot/fit") along with the proper configure,
> Makefile.in, and get-libs.rkt changes.
> I can verify that libfit compiles on 64-bit Ubuntu. It *should* build on
> Windows and Mac. :D
> I've taken Matthew's suggestion to make the new 'plot' as
> backward-compatible as possible. Plots might still break (such as the
> example at racket-lang.org and on the Wikipedia page). Using the
> 'plot/compat' module should make these work.
> This change replaces about 20000 lines of C+support code with 7000 lines of
> Racket that does a lot more. Racket code for backward compatibility totals
> only 500 lines. The libfit library is about 500 lines of C+make code.
> Neil T
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