DISLIN Home Page

Welcome to the home page of the scientific data plotting software DISLIN.

DISLIN is a high-level plotting library for displaying data as curves, polar plots, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-color plots, surfaces, contours and maps.

DISLIN is intended to be a powerful and easy to use software package for scientists and programmers. There are only a few graphics routines with a short parameter list needed to display the desired graphical output. A large variety of parameter setting routines can then be called to create individually customized graphics.

The software is available for several C, C++, Fortran 77 and Fortran 90/95 compilers on the operating systems Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OSX and MS-DOS. DISLIN programs are very system-independent, their source codes can be ported from one operating system to another without any changes.

For some operating systems, the programming languages Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, TCL, Julia, FreeBASIC, Free Pascal, R and the C/C++ interpreter Ch are also supported by DISLIN. The DISLIN interpreter DISGCL is available for all supported operating systems. See a complete list of the supported operating systems and compilers.

A short description of the DISLIN features is given in Overview while a detailed description is available in the online manual and in the alphabetical list of all DISLIN routines. The online manual can also be downloaded in HTML format as a compressed tar file. A printed book of DISLIN can be ordered from Amazon, from the publisher Shaker Media GmbH, or directly from the author. Last but not least a PowerPoint presentation of DISLIN is available in the file dislin.ppt.

The DISLIN distributions can be used freely without any restrictions. Access to the source code and a preferred support is available from this site via a contract.