[racket-dev] New plot library pushed

From: Neil Toronto (neil.toronto at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Oct 5 16:49:17 EDT 2011

YESSS! And since I'm on the ball today, there should be a "porting" doc 
page and everything.

I'm seriously looking forward to helping you port the science collection 
and getting your reactions to the new library.

Neil T

On 10/05/2011 02:47 PM, Doug Williams wrote:
> Does this mean it will it be in the next 'nightly' build?
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com
> <mailto: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 <http://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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