[Mono-list] SoC project idea - PLPlot#

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Mar 27 15:09:42 EDT 2009

> The library I've looked at is PLPlot - http://plplot.sourceforge.net/
> PLPlot is a very powerful C language plotting library with bindings
> for differnet languages. Displaying the graphs is done using plugins
> so it can target a backend like Gtk# / Cairo
> The steps would be:
> Create bindings based on the C++ interface using SWIG
> Create a native Mono API for the library
> Create a GTK# widget and Windows Forms control utilizing the library
> I have a lot more details to put into a proper proposal - but what do
> you guys think about the idea?

Personally I'm much rather see more love applied to a completely managed
solution (like NPlot).  I go out of my way to avoid dependencies on
native libraries as they make distributing and upgrading the application
a pain.

Just my two cents.

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