July 20th, 2010 | 15 Comments
Last Update: 2011-07-11
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) contains not the newest Gnuplot package, but the old 4.2 version. To install Gnuplot 4.4 under Ubuntu you can download it from Debian squeeze and install it by:
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnuplot/gnuplot-nox_4.4.0-1.1+b1_i386.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnuplot/gnuplot-doc_4.4.0-1.1_all.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnuplot/gnuplot-x11_4.4.0-1.1+b1_i386.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gnuplot/gnuplot_4.4.0-1.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i gnuplot*
It can happen that some features of Gnuplot (for me the readline stuff) do not work as expected. If you experience problems, then you have to compile gnuplot yourself, which is in most cases straight forward. You can download it from sourceforge.