gle man page

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