Appendix A. Obtaining, building, and installing gnuplot
The easiest way to install gnuplot on your local computer is to download and install a precompiled package. If you’re running Linux, there’s a good chance gnuplot is already installed; if not, you’ll have no difficulty finding an RPM or Debian package on the net. There are Fink packages for Mac OS X, and precompiled binaries for Windows as well. In section A.2 we consider some of these options in more detail.
If you’d like to be totally up to date and have access to the newest features, or if you want to start hacking on gnuplot yourself, you’ll have to build from source. Section A.3 in this appendix is will help you get started.
A.1 . Release and development versions
Gnuplot versions ...