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gle — Graphics Layout Engine

Synopsis

gle [options] file.gle ...

Description

GLE (Graphics Layout Engine) is a graphics scripting language designed for creating publication quality graphs, plots, diagrams, figures and slides. GLE supports various graph types (function plots, histograms, bar graphs, scatter plots, contour lines, color maps, surface plots, ...) through a simple but flexible set of graphing commands. More complex output can be created by relying on GLE's scripting language, which is full featured with subroutines, variables, and logic control. GLE relies on LaTeX for text output and supports mathematical formulea in graphs and figures. GLE's output formats include EPS, PS, PDF, JPEG, and PNG.

Documentation

GLE's documentation is distrubuted in PDF format and can be found at the GLE website:

<http://www.gle-graphics.org>

Options

-help
Shows help about command line options.
-info
Outputs software version, build date, GLE_TOP, GLE_BIN, etc..
-verbosity
Sets the verbosity level of GLE console output.
-device
Selects output device(s).
-cairo
Use cairo output device.
-resolution
Sets the resolution for bitmap and PDF output.
-fullpage
Selects full page output.
-landscape
Selects full page landscape output.
-output
Specifies the name of the output file.
-nosave
Don't write output file to disk (dry-run).
-preview
Previews the output with QGLE.
-gs
Previews the output with GhostScript.
-version
Selects a GLE version to run.
-compatibility
Selects a GLE compatibility mode.
-calc
Runs GLE in "calculator" mode.
-catcsv
Pretty print a CSV file to standard output.
-tex
Indicates that the script includes LaTeX expressions.
-inc
Creates an .inc file with LaTeX code.
-texincprefix
Adds the given subdirectory to the path in the .inc file.
-mkinittex
Creates "inittex.ini" from "init.tex".
-nocolor
Forces grayscale output.
-transparent
Creates transparent output (with -d png).
-noctrl-d
Excludes CTRL-D from the PostScript output.
-nomaxpath
Disables the upper-bound on the drawing path complexity.
-noligatures
Disable the use of ligatures for 'fl' and 'fi'.
-gsoptions
Specify additional options for GhostScript.
-safemode
Disables reading/writing to the file system.
-allowread
Allows reading from the given path.
-allowwrite
Allows writing to the given path.
-keep
Don't delete temporary files.

Files

/usr/share/gle-graphics/4.2.5/glerc

The system wide configuration file.

~/.glerc

Per user configuration file.

Environment

GLE_USRLIB
The search path for include files.
GLE_TOP
The location of the fonts and other resources.

Info

JULY 2007 4.2.5 User Manuals