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== Enable "linestyle" functionality for Gnuplot's x11 terminal ==
 
 
 
When using the X11 server's default settings, Gnuplot's X11 terminal does not support different linestyles.  Thus, all line plots have solid line types, independent of the <code>"linestyle"</code> specified.
 
When using the X11 server's default settings, Gnuplot's X11 terminal does not support different linestyles.  Thus, all line plots have solid line types, independent of the <code>"linestyle"</code> specified.
 
To enable support for the various linestyles, add the lines below to your {{Path|~/.Xdefaults}}.
 
To enable support for the various linestyles, add the lines below to your {{Path|~/.Xdefaults}}.
  
  ! gnuplot settings
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<syntaxhighlight>
  gnuplot*dashed: on
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! gnuplot settings
  gnuplot*borderDashes:  0
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gnuplot*dashed: on
  gnuplot*axisDashes:    16
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gnuplot*borderDashes:  0
  gnuplot*line1Dashes:    0
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gnuplot*axisDashes:    16
  gnuplot*line2Dashes:  42
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gnuplot*line1Dashes:    0
  gnuplot*line3Dashes:  13
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gnuplot*line2Dashes:  42
  gnuplot*line4Dashes:  44
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gnuplot*line3Dashes:  13
  gnuplot*line5Dashes:  15
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gnuplot*line4Dashes:  44
  gnuplot*line6Dashes: 4441
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gnuplot*line5Dashes:  15
  gnuplot*line7Dashes:  42
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gnuplot*line6Dashes: 4441
  gnuplot*line8Dashes:  13
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gnuplot*line7Dashes:  42
 +
gnuplot*line8Dashes:  13
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
  
 
To enable these settings, type the following command at the shell prompt.
 
To enable these settings, type the following command at the shell prompt.
  
  xrdb -merge .Xdefaults
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<syntaxhighlight>
 +
xrdb -merge .Xdefaults
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
  
 
To avoid having to type this command repeatedly, the command may be placed in your shell script resource file {{Path|~/.profile}} for example.
 
To avoid having to type this command repeatedly, the command may be placed in your shell script resource file {{Path|~/.profile}} for example.

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