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Summary and recommendations

Several graphics libraries are available covering a range of needs from the beginner to the programmer developing a large interactive teaching package. We recommend that the libraries should be used as follows:

vogle
: the first option to consider for C/C++/fortran programmers needing graphics. Source code is available for many machine types.
X/Motif/Athena
: for experienced C/C++ programmers needing low-level features.
Tcl/Tk
: Front ends.
gtk and Qt
: Front ends.
Matlab
: Front ends and sophisticated visualisation.



Tim Love
2001-07-26